There are many training providers who will not deliver training which they insist falls outside of their approved training course. So rather than receiving training which meets your needs, you are being presented with a fixed system of training which you are expected to make your needs and concerns fit their training programme.
How many training providers are there claiming to be Home Office or Regulatory Body Approved or even insisting that it is mandatory that you must receive training using their systems, processes and techniques.
Therefore, according to those training providers, any training you receive not delivered through them will not be recognised; implying the training you received is not be approved.
There are too many to count, training programmes out there and so how do you know which Training Provider one is the right one for you?
Is the Training You Are Booking Actually Fit for Purpose?
A training needs analysis is a process whereby the gap between the actual and desired knowledge, skills and comprehension required in a job are identified.
Research has shown that if we teach someone a complicated system of restraint; a system constructed from a wide range of skills involving lots of complicated techniques, then they are building failure into your system of learning.
So…Is the Training You’re Receiving Legally Accurate?
If the advice you receive is legally wrong and especially if that wrong advice leads to harm being caused, may me be open to a legal challenge if it proven that the harm could have been prevented if legally accurate advice had been given in the first instance.
How can You Resolve This?
By finding a training provider who can adapt their training programme to meet your needs.
Below is a previous blog post on this same issue
Will Certain Certification or Accreditation Protect Me?
Will having certain ‘certification’ or ‘accreditation’ protect an organisation if they commission training and something goes wrong because the training doesn’t meet the specific needs and risks of the organisation?
One of the questions that keeps cropping up is can a training provider change, adapt of amend certain techniques to meet a commissioning agency’s needs?
The reason this becomes an issue is some agencies are allegedly being told by certain alleged training providers that they can’t change the training program, because if they did that it wouldn’t be legally defensible.
Now I know if Trevel Henry is listening to this he’ll be laughing right now, because the amount of times that we’ve had a conversation about this is unbelievable.
The fact of the matter is, is if anyone, including us, was delivering training that didn’t meet the needs, because it wasn’t in line with a training needs analysis or an assessment of risk, then it’s not legally defensible anyway!
It’s like going into a shop to buy a suit and the salesperson saying; “What size are you?” and you say; “Well I’m a 38 inch chest and a 32 inch waist”, and the salesperson saying; “Well I’m over so sorry the only suits we have are a 44 inch chest and a 28 inch waist you’ll have to fit inside this the suit”, you know, or going to a shoe shop and saying; “Well I’m a size nine shoe”, “I’m sorry we only sell size eights, there’s something wrong with your foot”.
I still find it bizarre today that people can’t change or adapt their training programs to meet the needs of what the commissioning agency requires because they will (as one person told me – quite openly – that they will lose certain certification which is “very important to them”. Obviously more important than staff or service user safety!
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