Advantage are dedicated to improving skills and standards in the health and social care sector. We want to work with as many care providers as possible to accredit their training systems, reduce their cost, and improve quality across the whole sector.
We know that regulatory and inspection bodies want to see evidence that training is mapped to compliance standards. Our Curriculum and Quality Assurance teams can work with you to ensure that your induction, course materials and course materials all include the latest knowledge and best practice. As an accredited Centre, you can provide reassurance to regulators, inspectors, and your service users that you are training to the best possible standards.
As a care provider, you want to make sure that your training is the best it possibly can be, so that your care can be the best it possibly can be. Plus, you want to show the people in your care, their families, and the CQC that you take quality assurance seriously.
Advantage is a flexible, cost-effective way of delivering your own training programmes tailored to your requirements by your own internal trainers. Since we’re not an awarding body, our Centres don’t need to deliver regulated qualifications, meaning more flexibility and more bespoke courses.
Our accredited Centres can issue Advantage branded certificates and use our quality assurance logo to show that they take training standards seriously. Our Centres can also get access to Advantage Awards, our client portal, and get regular CPD and curriculum updates from our dedicated team.
How Does It Work?
Our accreditation service enables you to provide flexible learning by becoming registered as an approved centre and identifying your key team members to become certified in-house trainers. We will support them to deliver Advantage-accredited training programmes within your organisation, helping to reduce the cost of training your employees.
Advantage Accreditation will support you through the development of your training programme, providing advice, evaluation and regular feedback, ensuring that Skills for Care and CQC requirements are met.
How To Get Accredited
Getting accreditation means completion of a couple of simple forms and a visit from a member of our Quality Assurance team. They will test your training systems, course materials and current or proposed trainers against our standards and national frameworks. If there’s anything that falls short, we give you a plan as to how you can get compliant.