Who can become accredited?
Any organisation that has its own CI training programme for its staff can be accredited – it can be in any sector and geographic location. The programme can be at any scale, from a small team delivering occasional training at different levels to an academy delivering a range of courses to many learners.
The organisation 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 – SME and Standard. The first is for small firms or start-ups and the latter for larger organisations or those with established CI training.
To become LCS accredited for the first time, you start the process by sending in a 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 is aligned to the LCS framework, 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. The accreditation licence is valid for two years, after which time the organisation can opt to re-accredit.