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Standard 5 Team Management and Development

This standard aims to ensure that everyone working for the training team has the:

  • Opportunity to undertake continuous professional development
  • Right level of subject matter knowledge and skills for the role they undertake
  • Correct skills for designing, delivering, assessing and evaluating training solutions.

This standard also applies to contracted or seconded facilitators. 

Training Qualifications

Attaining a qualification reinforces the facilitator's credibility to design and deliver training and also offers the opportunity to learn additional skills.

Protected learning time for facilitators

Dedicated time should be allocated to a facilitator to carry out personal development activities, which can include:

  • Attending courses
  • Self-directed learning
  • Preparing/setting up training environments for clinical or other systems
  • Attending learning events
  • Researching design and delivery methods e.g. testing software that could be used in the training materials development
  • Using a new software application/system e.g. practicing using a new version of an office application.

To request a copy of the Standards

To request a copy of the Standards, please email us at with your full name, name of organisation, where your organisation is based, and if it is an NHS organisation. You do not have to work in a health or social care organisation to request a copy of the standards.

Note: Adobe version 7 or above is required for the Standards.

Further information

internal Resources for training professionals

This section provides further useful resources for training professionals, including all trainers and training managers. A set of resources and guidance is available to support trainers and managers in planning their career progression and professional development.

Last edited: 16 May 2018 1:22 pm