Accreditation of courses in health and social care has long been a subject for discussion between training providers and care providers. Of course, every one wants to know that the product that they are paying for meet certain standards, and rightly so. The problem is with the cost.
With most accreditations that are worth having, there is a cost associated with gaining that accreditation. Thats ok, and if that were the only cost, as a one off expense it could be born by ourselves. However, most accrediting bodies levy a charge for each certificate issued. This would be too expensive for us to sustain, and if we were to follow this route, we would have to increase our fees considerably.
The introduction of The Care Certificate has firmly placed the responsibility for ensuring that training is of appropriate quality with the registered manager of the care service. This requirement takes no account of accreditations, opting instead to rely on the manager's assessment.
We are exploring a number of options that would provide a suitable quality assurance solution, but without associated ongoing costs. This would go someway towards assuring our customers of the quality of service that they are purchasing. In the meantime, if you are not happy with any aspect of our courses or course delivery, please let us know and we will do everything we can to resolve the issue.
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."