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First financial trainers recognised under new Skills Council scheme
The names of the first seven trainers in the
(FSSC) Recognised Trainer status are made
public today (
The FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme, launched in July this year, is designed for individuals who work independently or who want to achieve recognition as an individual for their work within a financial services firm as an in-house trainer. The scheme is the third in a suite of FSSC schemes. The first two schemes, Accreditation of Training Excellence for firms and for training providers, were launched in May 2005.
trainers to receive recognition, all of whom work across the
Sarah Jefferies FCII, CN Consulting Limited,
based in Poole,
Neil Diamond, LUMA BDCI Limited, based in
Anne Clews and Louise Duncan, LA Direction,
Geoff Gaunt, PRISM Training and Development Ltd,
Alexis Collins, Accounts Training Ltd, based in
Andy Leese, Complete Learning Systems, based in Leek, Staffordshire.
In order to
meet the standard, the trainers had to have a FSSC-recognised level 3 (or
above) training qualification or undergo an assessment of their training
delivery skills before undertaking a self audit. The FSSC Recognised Trainer Scheme is
evidence-based, and trainers must provide evidence that they meet an industry
standard developed by the FSSC. Where
required, assessment of training delivery skills was provided by an external assessor
from the Training Foundation, which was recently awarded The Queen's Awards for
One of the newly-recognised trainers, Anne Clews, said: "The FSSC recognition programme gave me an opportunity to examine my professional training standards and learn from other facilitators within my profession. Being recognised by the FSSC and having gone through the process will add value to the training services I provide."
Independent trainers who achieve the award are listed on the FSSC website and are eligible to use an FSSC Recognition logo on their professional materials. Recognition will normally last for three years before a new audit is required, although within the three year period a re-licence will need to be applied for annually.
More information about the FSSC's recognition and accreditation schemes is available at: www.fssc.org.uk.
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Notes to Editors:
Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) is an independent, employer-led
organisation, established in 2004 to provide strategic leadership for
education, training and skills development for the financial services industry
Trainer details, the recognition award logo, full details of all the FSSC's accreditation and recognition schemes and registration details are available at www.fssc.org.uk>