Training ProviderEndorsement Scheme


The KCTA Training Provider Endorsement Scheme will provide a badge of excellence for training providers and will enable care providers in Kent to have confidence in the learning and development that they are purchasing is of the highest quality and delivered by trainers who are occupationally competent trainers.

The annual registration fee for accreditation is £300. In the event your application is not accepted we will refund 85% of the endorsement fee.

Please complete and submit your application form.

Click here to complete the KCTA Endorsement Form Online >

A Kent accredited trainer in adult social care will need to demonstrated that they have:
  • occupational competence
  • currency of knowledge and practice
  • knowledge of relevant qualifications
  • knowledge of key priorities for Kent County Council
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualifications (or equivalent)
  • adequate insurance
The criteria for endorsement are:
  • A qualification relevant to the subject area(s) for which you will provide training
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualifications (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development in subject area(s) for which you will provide training
  • A minimum of three years occupational competence
  • A minimum of two years training delivery
  • A working understanding of Qualification and Credit Framework and Common Induction Standards
  • A working understanding of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Essential Standards for quality and safety
  • 2 references from previous customers who have used the trainer to deliver similar learning and development programmes (template to be provided by KCTA)
  • Evidence of a learning and development programme delivered within the last 2 years (learning objectives, trainer notes, slides and evaluation report)
  • Professional indemnity insurance (£5 million)
  • Public Liability insurance (£5 million)
  • A record of submitting satisfactory learner evaluations (reaccreditation only)

Accreditation Process

Trainers who wish to be accredited will be required to complete an Expression of Interest form, which will enable you to demonstrate how you meet the criteria. 

Your Expression of Interest form will be reviewed by KCTA endorsement team and if there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the criteria has been met, you will be invited to interview and requested to bring a work portfolio for consideration which will contain original documentation including insurance documents, CRBs/DBS, qualification certificates, evidence of CPD and a learning and development programme delivered within the last 2 years.

As an Endorsed trainer you will:
  • Be entered onto KCTA Workforce Development Service portal as an accredited provider list, (only KCTA endorsed providers will be listed).
  • Have use of the KCTA endorsed trainer badge to use on your hand-outs, which is mandatory if you deliver training on behalf of KCTA.
  • Be expected to attend standardisation meetings as set by KCTA which may include an officer of the county council.
To Maintain Standards:
  • course content for each course you offer must cross refer to national occupational standards
  • trainer will also be observed whilst providing training and receive feedback on his/her performance against specific delivery criteria.

Accreditation will be reviewed annually and will take into account feedback from providers through the evaluation process.

Training providers will be required to submit evaluation feedback from delegates as condition of endorsement and to support their re-accreditation.

To be granted re accreditation a trainer must be observed in practice and demonstrate evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development.

Click here to complete the KCTA Endorsement Form Online >

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