I’m thinking in the field of training.
Is accreditation important? To know a specific level of learning has been met and that an industry body endorses the training.
Is it. more important to do a course that is more well-known but unaccredited just giving a Certificate of Attendance?
Does it matter so long as some learning has been achieved?
Well, these were the questions I have grappled with over the years (more than 10!) that I have been a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with MHFAEngland.
You’ll see from my earlier posts ‘Learning together…..virtually’ and ‘The benefits of virtual learning’ I did something about it and re-trained.
It’s a great feeling to be able to deliver five new accredited courses for First Aider in Mental Health at three levels and the excellent Managing and Promoting Mental Health and WELLbeing & Understanding and Promoting Mental Health and WELLbeing.
It’s kind of seemed unreal until I received my certificates from FAA today!
Below is the kind of accredited certificate delegates receive so they know they’ve achieved a certain level of qualification regulated by Ofqual and SQA in Scotland.
I feel really proud to have done this training and succeeded in the challenges I set myself. No matter how much self-doubt you may have to make a change, the only thing to fear is fear itself.
I can hardly wait to start delivering these courses virtually!