Can we recognise previous work-based experience when we agree a period of recognised training?

You can, at your discretion, recognise relevant prior experience and take this time into account to reduce the period of training. This is known as relevant work-based experience. You can recognise relevant work-based experience on a like-for-like basis up to a maximum of six months (183 calendar days).

Part-time experience is calculated pro rata; for example a trainee who worked two and a half days per week for six months may be awarded a three month reduction to their training period.

The experience needs to have been gained in the three years preceding the period of recognised training.

Further information can be found in our Authorised training provider information pack

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