Our CPD accreditation involves a number of steps that ensure the training and academies we accredit meet a set number of standards. The first step is ensuring that:
- All trainers hold a valid AET, Assessors or similar qualification.
- Trainers must be trained and hold a relevant certificate in the courses they are delivering.
- Manuals must meet a certain standard to include:
- Health and safety
- Anatomy and physiology
- Treatment history
- How the treatment works
- Pre and after care
- Consultation process and/or form
- Treatment protocol
- Treatment indications
- The trainers and academies have adequate insurance to cover their teaching.
- Trained students meet the minimum pre-requisite requirements in accordance with industry guidelines.
- They provide ongoing support for students post training.
- Complaints are dealt with within 14 days of their receipt and to reach a suitable resolution for both parties within 28 days.
- Academies and trainers act professionally at all times towards your students, industry colleague’s and on public forums.
- Training rooms and academies meet all health and safety requirements and are conducive to local bye-laws.
- They are working towards improving the industry standards through delivering exceptional training and support.
- Every trainer undertakes a minimum of 30 hours of additional CPD learning every year and to provide this upon request.
We aim to monitor academies on a regular basis to ensure that they meet the high standards we wish to see in the industry. Monitoring will be done via:
- Regular spot checks for insurance policies to ensure these are live and active.
- Listing online the current trainers and courses each academy is accredited to teach.
- Checking the CPD of each registered trainer at an academy through random spot checks.
- Monitoring feedback left for academies by students to ensure the academy is delivering training to a high standard.
- Providing a private way for students to contact us to report bad training or training experiences and investigating these fully and fairly.
- Attending courses undercover to ensure that the academy, trainer, training facilities, course materials and course content meet our standards.
- Rewarding the top performing academies with our coveted gold logo.
We believe to date, we have one of the best monitoring systems of academies of any accreditation company. We are looking to constantly improve and make changes that not only improve the accreditation process but also our industry.
Whilst accreditation is in short voluntary, we are sure that those academies using are logo are the best available for training and education.
Academies which fail to meet our criteria, or fail any of our checks will no longer be accredited by our company from the date we close their account. This is to protect all our academies so students know they are making the right choice when booking training with a company accredited by the Centre of CPD Excellence.
Getting insured for your business is the same as getting car insurance. Every insurer has a team of underwriters that look at each business to meet a set of pre-requirements. This could be age, experience, qualifications and treatment risk. Acceptance by an insurer is always done on a case by case basis and a student accepted by one company, another may be refused even with the same certificate.
It is always good practice to advise students prior to booking a place on a course to first check they can get insurance cover. Ethically students should meet some minimum pre-requisites, especially for the more advanced treatments.
Please see below the list of insurers that you can recommend to your students post training:
- Westminister Indemnity
- Directline for Business
- Towergate Insurance
- Liverpool Victoria
- Finch Group
- Lonsdale Cosmetics
- Quote 123