FSTP attains CPD Standards ‘Training Provider of Excellence’ accreditation

FSTP and the CPD Standards Office, which is part of The Professional Development Consortium, are delighted to announce that FSTP has been recognised as a ‘Training Provider of Excellence’. We are the first Milton Keynes based company to receive this prestigious credential and one of only three providers within the UK’s Financial Services industry to achieve this.

Training Provider Of Excellence Certificate

Amanda Rosewarne, CEO at The Professional Development Consortium said, “We are thrilled to award this accreditation and marque of excellence to FSTP. Our research on the training industry, has demonstrated a strong demand for a mark of trust so consumers can make informed decisions and FSTP has demonstrated a standard of excellence across not only their training provision, but their internal culture and commitment to their clients.”

Julia Kirkland, Senior Partner here at FSTP said, “We’re incredibly pleased to have obtained the CPD Training Provider of Excellence accreditation. It epitomises all the dedication and hard work our team carries out daily, to ensure that the information and learning experience we provide is of the utmost quality to each and every one of our clients.”

Our accreditation is especially valuable due to the importance of CPD. The majority of Financial Services professionals need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) annually. Due to the fact that we produce a wide range of CPD earning activities including open and in-house courses and our monthly subscription e-journal ‘Advice Matters’, we are extremely proud to receive this acknowledgement.

Premier Training Partner Certificate

Not only did we receive this excellent news, but we have also just renewed our ‘Premier Training Partner’ status with the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment). This makes us one of only six providers to meet the higher accredited training partner criteria required by the CISI.

The criteria for premier partner status is extensive and requires training partners to demonstrate that they go above and beyond the standard accredited training partner benchmark, providing a consistently excellent service to their students and those that fund students.

This includes evidence such as above national average qualification pass results, analysis of feedback and quality assurance of the training itself. Support of students is paramount whether through the training materials supplied or extra assistance provided by the tutors outside of the classroom. Also taken into account is the commitment of the provider to working with the CISI such as completion of the annual review, membership for training staff and a pro active approach to working in partnership with them.

Henceforth it is with great pleasure that we can say we have both achievements to start off what will hopefully be an excellent 2019!


About CPD Standards Office:

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office works to improve the standard of CPD provision across all industry sectors. It forms part of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), respected by regulators, professional bodies and trade associations for its work with organisations undertaking research and accreditation services. Organisations accredited by the Office are identified as offering a high level of positive learning opportunities, and as working with the CPD Standards community to raise skills, knowledge and education. The Office assesses training courses, events, digital and online learning provided by organisations as well as individual coaches and speakers. With a rich history of working with private, public and voluntary sectors, the CPD Standards Office is unique in delivering research based CPD accreditation. It is overseen by an Expert Advisory Board comprising CPD experts, academics, employers and professional bodies to ensure its assessment processes are mandated against current legislation and regulations. It has accredited thousands of CPD training activities, delivered in all corners of the globe, and has providers spanning all continents and across 20 -50 countries.

For more information visit cpdstandards.com

About CISI:

The CISI’s mission is to help members attain, maintain and develop their knowledge and skills and to promote the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the securities and investment industry.
Based in the City of London, the CISI is a global organisation with representative offices in financial centres such as Dubai, India, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Kenya. They work in close cooperation with regulators, firms and other professional bodies worldwide.
With tens of thousands of members in multiple countries, the CISI is the professional body which sets examinations and offers qualifications for those working, or looking to establish a career in, the wealth management and capital markets industry.

For further information visit cisi.org

Lydia Francis

Marketing Co-ordinator