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Next steps


If you feel that the Training Quality Standard for Employers is right for you and your organisation, then we’re ready to help you make the most of the experience.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in seeking assessment against the Training Quality Standard for Employers, the first step is to register with a licensed Certification Body.

What is a Certification Body?

  • A Certification Body is an organisation, appointed by the Skills Funding Agency, which is licensed to carry out Training Quality Standard Assessments and issue Certifications.
  • There are two licensed Certification Bodies that are independently regulated by the UK Accreditation Service using ISO standards.

How do I contact a Certification Body?

All Certification Body contact details can be found here.

How do I choose a Certification Body?

The same Assessment Framework and rigorous process will be used by all of the Certification Bodies.  What may vary is the cost or time-frame of the Assessment, and applicant-organisations will need to contact the Certification Bodies available to them to enquire about and compare these details.

How do I register?

Before registering, applicant-organisations may want to look at the following pages to see what they need to consider before registering:

After contacting your preferred Certification Body and confirming that you wish your organisation to be assessed by them, you will be required to fill in a registration form. Depending on your Certification Body, this could entail filling in a registration form and returning via email or post, or registering online.

What is the next step after registration?

After registration, your Certification Body will confirm the next steps of your assessment. The full assessment process is detailed on the Assessment Process page, which can be found here.