Fees

Standard accreditation fees are based on the forecast number of certificates to be issued over the two-year licence period.

For Standard accreditation, there are six fee bands, ranging from up to 200 1b and higher certificates to 2,000 1b and higher certificates issued over a two year period. Note that with each band you get an allocation of Level 1a certificates equivalent to the number of Level 1b and higher chosen. For example, if you select Band A, your 2 year certificate allocation will be 200 Level 1b and higher plus 200 Level 1a certificates.

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Key points about fees

  • The fee covers the two year accreditation period
  • You can change your fee band at any point, with a pro rata fee applicable
  • If you just require additional Level 1a certificates, these can be purchased on a per unit basis (£2.00 for the first 2,500)
  • Additional Level 1a certificates purchased can be carried over to the next accreditation period
  • With Standard accreditation, an invoice for 50% of the accreditation fee is raised on receipt of the Registration Form
  • The first time SME accreditation fee is £1,750 (plus VAT)
  • For SME accreditation, the fee per assessment/certificate issued is £75.00 (plus VAT)
  • Re-accreditation fees are around 15% lower than first time accreditation fees

Table of Fees

The table below shows the first time fee for the different bands for Standard accreditation for consultants. Beneath it is a summary of key points about Standard and SME accreditation.

Fee schedule for first time accreditation

Standard Accreditation, Commerical & External

New Accreditation

Maximum number of certificates issued at level 1B & above

200

400

600

1000

1500

2000

Two Year New Accreditation

Maximum number of certificates issued at level 1B & above

Cost

200

£4,950

400

£6,350

600

£7,900

1000

£10,550

1500

£13,700

2000

£16,700

£4,950

£6,350

£7,900

£10,550

£13,700

£16,700

Comparison - cost per year

New Accreditation

Maximum number of certificates issued at level 1B & above

Cost

200

£2,475

400

£3,175

600

£3,950

1000

£5,275

1500

£6,850

2000

£8,350

£2,475

£3,175

£3,950

£5,275

£6,850

£8,350

Comparison - minimum cost per certificate all levels

New Accreditation

Maximum number of certificates issued at level 1B & above

Cost

200

£12.38

400

£7.94

600

£6.58

1000

£5.28

1500

£4.57

2000

£4.18

£12.38

£7.94

£6.58

£5.28

£4.57

£4.18

LCS SME Accreditation

LCS Standard Accreditation

Fees from.. £1,750 2 Year licence
Fees from.. £4,950 2 Year licence

For start-ups or smaller consultants with a CI training capability for their clients’ staff or the general public.

For larger consultants with a CI training capability for their own staff, their clients’ staff or for the general public.

The consultant delivers training aligned to the LCS framework, though does not administer knowledge tests.

The consultant delivers training aligned to the LCS framework, is responsible for all testing and issues LCS certificates.

The consultant pays a low initial accreditation fee, and then a fee per certificate issued to learners.

The accreditation fee is based on the number of certificates to be issued over two years, based on six fee bands.

Consultants are licenced for two years and can re-accredit thereafter.

Consultants are licenced for two years and can re-accredit thereafter.

Consultants can promote their accredited status using LCS branding. Each LCS Certificate has the Cardiff University logo along with that of the accredited consultant.

Consultants can promote their accredited status using LCS branding. Each LCS Certificate has the Cardiff University logo along with that of the accredited consultant.

Learners who receive LCS certificates are eligible to register as Practitioner Members of the LCS community free of charge.

Learners who receive LCS certificates are eligible to register as Practitioner Members of the LCS community free of charge.

Contact LCS

Main Office:

The Maltings Business Centre,
East Tyndall Street,
Cardiff, CF24 5EZ,
Wales, UK

Registered Office:

Lean Competency Services Ltd
5 Clive Crescent
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1AT
Wales, UK

Key Contacts

enquiries@leancompetency.org
elias@leancompetency.org

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