Who can become accredited?
Any consultant that has its own CI training programme for its staff, or its clients’ staff, can be accredited. The programme can be at any scale, from a small team delivering occasional training at one LCS Level, to an academy delivering courses at several LCS Levels to many learners. There are no geographic restrictions to becoming accredited.
The consultant should have in place:
- A CI methodology and defined approach to improvement
- A CI training programme in place that can be aligned to the LCS framework
- Delivery resources and training support mechanisms
How to become LCS accredited
There are two types of accreditation for consultancies – SME and Standard. The first is for small consultancy firms or start-ups and the latter for larger firms.
To become LCS accredited for the first time, you can start the process by completing an online Registration Form. A Submission Form is then completed, which describes all the elements of your training programme, contains evidence of capability and examples of training materials and instruments.
The submission is reviewed to ensure that it contains the required components and has the capability to deliver effective learning and practical capability, whilst maintaining LCS standards over the two-year licence period. The accrediting process typically takes between one and three months to complete and the accreditation licence is valid for two years, after which time the organisation can opt to re-accredit.