Benefits of Approved Training

The introduction of the training programme and approved training will:

  • provide, for the first time, a formally recognized and credible training programme covering all aspects of assistive technology related services;
  • embed a process and skillset into the assistive technology system that helps maintain a high standard of  provision;
  • provide a quality assurance symbol people will come to trust;
  • prevent disabled and elderly people from being exposed to poor advice about their equipment needs;
  • ensure service users are in receipt of services provided by people competent to do so;
  • allow clinicians and other professionals to be formally recognised and rewarded for their skills and knowledge;
  • inject professionalism into a service area which has for a long time been neglected, and under-valued.