Absolutely Training achieves FSSC Accreditation

8 August 2007

The Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) has awarded its Accreditation of Training Excellence for Training Providers to Absolutely Training, a leading provider of regulatory and compliance training for the financial services sector.

The FSSC scheme is designed for providers who can demonstrate that their training adds value to their clients’ business. It involves completing comprehensive audits for business and training priorities and an independent external audit. Successful applicants receive an Accreditation Award lasting three years, after which they will need to be re-licensed. Accredited providers will be listed on the FSSC website and will be able to use an FSSC logo on company materials.

Paul Fegan, CEO of Absolutely Training reported that “The FSSC Accreditation of Training Excellence for Providers sets out a number of industry standards that must be achieved by a training provider to ensure the relevance and appropriateness of a training programme. I am delighted that Absolutely Training has received accreditation; it verifies that our course design methodology and delivery ensures that firms receive the high level of training that is required to meet the FSA’s requirements.”

FSSC Chief Executive Teresa Sayers added that “We are delighted to award FSSC Accreditation to Absolutely Training. We were impressed by the company’s commitment to achieving this accreditation and to the continuing development of their service offerings. Employers can be confident that accredited providers meet a recognised industry standard and will deliver tangible benefits to their business.”

This is one of a suite of accreditation and recognition schemes designed to show where firms, training providers and individual trainers have achieved excellence in training. Other schemes are Accreditation of Training Excellence for Firms, which accredits firms that can show that their investment in training produces a solid business outcome, and the FSSC Recognised Trainer scheme, which recognises individual and in-house trainers.

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