The course will cover as a minimum the essential topics as outlined in the PWTAG syllabus. Providers must provide details of their syllabus if it has extra elements.
The courses will be based on:
Course providers will provide details of the amount of time required either in study or direct contact terms allocated to cover each of the essential topics in the syllabus. PWTAG expects that recognised SPTO courses will be provided by blended learning that mixes home study of the PWTAG book with classroom- based education, supported by distance learning that allows students to receive tailored help from tutors – e.g. online forums, video conferencing and internet telephony technology.
PWTAG Accredited Trainers are required to meet the requirements and intent of the PWTAG code of practice. To become an Accredited Trainer course provider organisations must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for:
Applicants will submit an application to PWTAG for assessment to become a PWTAG Accredited Trainers, in accordance with the criteria given below. An independent panel from PWTAG will judge applications. There is a £500 fee for assessment, which must be provided with the application.
PWTAG may at its discretion choose to revoke a previously accepted course based upon demonstration of inadequate knowledge or poor performance of its qualified operators, or due cause. PWTAG may also at its discretion require additional operator training or testing.