Face-to-Face Training Courses

Get your training course CPD accredited

If you offer a training course that is face-to-face and has a set topic or syllabus, we invite you to consider having it CPD Accredited.


By running a course that has received CPD Standards Office CPD accreditation, you will not only attract more delegates but also be able to expand into new markets.


Beyond the business growth opportunities, you will be part of our network of successful providers – committed to being in the best in their field.

You will be part of a team who share best practice, ensuring that we are all improving, together.

You will demonstrate to your customers that you are adopting new technologies with our (optional) digital certificate service using Blockchain technology.

You will also have access to our research – giving you key insights on what delegates from specific industries really want from their trainer.

Many of our clients have reported gaining a significant competitive advantage from CPD accreditation.

We would love to hear about your courses and see how accreditation might help your business.

Definition of a Face-to-Face Training Course

For the purposes of CPD Accreditation

The CPD Standards Office defines a training course as an in-person, face-to-face learning experience that brings people together in a particular location. 

A training course has a traditional setting with a training instructor leading the group, delivering a structured agenda with content specifically built around the topic.  Course materials such as PowerPoint Presentations, workbooks and case studies form part of the learning experience. 

The training course can be delivered onsite at an employer’s offices with content specific to the group and their industry or can be held as ‘public courses’ with individual attendees from a variety of professions and employers. 

Criteria for a Face-to-Face training Course

A training course is pre-packaged and delivered in the same format over a set period of time. 

Generally, there are one or two training instructors who deliver the content in person to the group. 


Training courses are variable in their length. They can be as little as half a day, 1 or 2 days, or might be two ‘blocks of time’, e.g. 4 days face to face, a break of a week for homework / ongoing study, followed by another 4-day face-to-face session. 

Number of attendees

Training courses tend to have smaller groups compared to conferences or other events.  Typical class sizes are 10 to 20 attendees per session. 


In-house training courses either run onsite at an employer or at an independent training centre or hotel conference room. 

Number of instructors

Training courses usually have one training instructor who leads the course from beginning to end; however, there can be additional training instructors who deliver certain parts of the course or support the main training instructor. 

Communication Style

Training courses tend to have a two-way communication flow where the instructors deliver the content, and the attendees can ask questions or clarify their understanding.

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