Over the past years we have trained over eight hundred trainers. However, to ensure quality of provision and consistency in the current climate, where there will be more people operating as independent trainers/consultants without the back-up and support from their local authority, it is necessary to introduce an Accredited Trainer Programme for both BRP and TP.
Attending the trainer training is the first step towards becoming an accredited trainer. It gives basic background knowledge of the principles and practicalities of the intervention programme and the training necessary for training teachers and teaching assistants on the two-day BRP or TP course. The quality of the intervention depends on more than the 3 day trainer training you received; observations, data collection and follow up training are crucial.
The current contract only allows trainers to work in their authority or school. Accreditation would widen that scope to their consortiums or neighbouring authorities by negotiation, (this is to avoid trainers delivering courses in areas where there is already a trainer in situ).
The accreditation lasts for 2 years and costs £700. If you wish to be accredited in BRP and TP, then this will cost £1000. Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders (RRTL) paying a Reading Recovery service level agreement to the IOE will receive discounted accreditation. Renewal after the initial two years would incur a small administrative fee of £50 per year, which would include all the benefits listed below except a support visit and access to the additional training network event; these would both incur an extra cost. In order to complete your accreditation, see the Conditions below for the next steps:
- Deliver the two-day Partner training at least once a year and within one year of training
- By registering your training with Education Works, your trainer profile can be updated to show your experience
- Partner training files must be purchased through Education Works as they are covered by copyright
- Provide at least one follow up session for each Partner training cohort within one year of your training
- Provide evidence of monitoring the programme, either by submitting a small case study or evidence of a minimum of 5 observations
- Receive a support visit from a National Trainer to observe a training session from the 2 day course and provide feedback. Where this is not possible, because of distance or our training commitments, we will ask for a sample of evaluations to be sent
- Submit data, using the spread sheet provided, from a sample of each cohort showing a variety of pupil age and school contexts and indicating impact of the programme
- Attend an additional training network event every two years. (For RRTLs this will be developed as part of TLPDM)
- You will be listed as an Accredited Trainer. We will inform schools and Local Authorities of our list of Accredited Trainers
- Accredited Trainer lists will be available on Education Works, FFTW3 and the IOE website
- Additional training in the form of an update network event and a support visit will be offered
- One copy of all training materials are provided with Trainer Training
- Accredited Trainers will be able to access Partner files at discounted rates
- You will receive annual reports from national data and case studies collected by National Trainers. This will demonstrate the efficacy of the intervention programmes and can be used to invite school participation to the training courses
- All updates will be free. Non-accredited trainers will no longer get free updates
- You can train in your own consortiums or neighbouring authorities by negotiation
Please note that BRP and TP National Trainers are the only Trainers who can train other Trainers and who can advertise their training nationally.