The terms ‘inhouse’ training and ‘accredited’ training may mean nothing to you, so we are here to explain the difference.
‘inhouse’ training or ‘non-accredited’ training refers to training that is certificated but is not formally approved by an awarding body. Awarding bodies are institutions that specialise in an area and ensure that high-standards are maintained within that area. For example, RTITB are an awarding body that specialise in ‘Plant’ i.e Forklifts & Excavators. So, although the inhouse training course may meet industry guidelines and be delivered at a high standard, it may not be verified externally by an awarding body. Therefore, the certificate will be deemed as ‘inhouse’
Accredited Training on the other hand is verified by an external awarding body, this usually comes in the form of an accredited certificate that will include the awarding body’s logo as reference. Some organisations prefer accredited training to inhouse as the certificates are often nationally recognised and carry more ‘weight’ to them. For example, a worksite may only recognise an accredited training certificate as proof of training and not an inhouse certificate.
One thing you will need to consider is that accredited training will often come at an additional cost to inhouse training. This is usually to cover the cost of the awarding body that certify the course, it is up to you to decide whether you are willing to spend extra to receive an accredited course and certificate.