The ACCPH’s position on standards for Course Providers
Our standards for course providers are now benchmarked against criteria similar to those of Ofqual, the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council and other professional bodies. These criteria are not as strict for CPD validation.
Where a diploma or certificate level has been granted by an Ofqual or Open & Distance Learning Quality Council regulated body we accept it as meeting the required standard. These organisations will not be vetted and we will accept all their courses that are accredited. Should they have non-Ofqual or Open & Distance Learning Quality Council courses we would follow the standard accreditation process.
Where we accredit a course for an independent training provider we benchmark against the above levels. If the course does not fit these we will not accredit it. Over time we will provide full guidelines for the counselling, coaching, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for course providers to follow.
We will vet all course providers to ensure they are qualified to teach the course/s they want accredited and they are able to teach it.
In making this commitment we ensure that the public are assured of a quality course by a provider that can deliver what it claims. In doing so the ACCPH is demonstrating commitment to ensuring that the training can be independently verified as meeting national recognised standards.
CPD covers a huge and varied area so it is less easy to set fixed principles for these courses or workshops. Please visit the Standards for CPD Course Providers page.