How to become an Approved Trainer
CECOPS are currently seeking appropriate individuals to become Approved Trainers under the scheme. Approved Trainer status always applies to an individual, not an organisation as a whole. So an organisation which wishes to market itself as supplying Approved Training on either of our Codes of Practice will need to ensure that that each individual tutor achieves Approved Trainer status.
To become an Approved Trainer the following criteria should be met:
- You have worked in the relevant assistive technology related service area within the UK for a minimum of 5 years.
- You have yourself received training on the relevant Code of Practice; this will be arranged by CECOPS, and provided by a separate organisation on our behalf.
- You have a minimum of 1 year previous training experience.
To maintain Approved status, trainers will need to attend a refresher course every 3 years.
Approved Trainers will be awarded a certificate to demonstrate they are competent and licensed to provide training. They will also be entitled to use the Approved Trainer certification mark. A register of all Approved Trainers will be available on this website, and this will show information such as the subject areas trainers are approved to train in, as well as contact information. Registered Users and potential users of the relevant Code of Practice will be able to view this register of Approved Trainers to obtain training courses for their staff.