Doncaster-based Touchstone Education has become the first provider of wealth education training in the UK to be certified by the CPD Certification Service.
The company, which runs courses and seminars across the UK focused on investment in property, was recognised by the industry watchdog for the effectiveness and integrity of its training.
The certification means it is the only company of its kind that can issue CPD accreditation certificates to people who successfully undergo its free and paid for training courses.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the UK’s leading independent institution for measuring and accrediting continuing professional development across multiple industries and sectors.
The service works with industry and education to ensure that academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete, allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level.
Welcoming the certification Paul Smith, CEO of Touchstone Education, said it was recognition of his company’s ongoing commitment to quality training.
He said: “In the modern, digital world and in our fluid and dynamic economy we have to be constantly learning and upskilling to keep ahead of the competition. Continuing professional development is an essential part of all our lives, whether we like it or not.
“We are passionate about assisting fellow professionals build their wealth but to do so means always being aware of new skills, regulations and business opportunities.
“Because we are the only company offering courses that are CPD accredited we can be confident of providing the highest quality and most effective teaching and training.”
Abi Hookway, Touchstone’s Managing Director, said: “This certification allows us to offer wealth education industry professionals all of the CPD accreditation they will need under one roof.
“Rather than going to great lengths to build up their CDP hours, they can attend our free and paid for training courses.”
Touchstone, founded by Paul and his wife Aniko in 2014, promises ‘freedom through knowledge’ with a series of training courses, ranging from an online webinar to ongoing monthly learning as well as masterclasses and other learning materials.
The ethos of the company is to ‘liberate’ people who have the means but not necessarily the knowledge to exploit opportunities to make money from the property market. Its customers come from a range of background and age-groups, from those who want to dip their toe in the property market to those looking to make it their career.
The company operates a series of Six figure Summit throughout the year across the UK where learned spend two full days of intensive training with Touchstone Education’s top professionals where they are given access to high value knowledge about proven property investment strategies.
Delegates who wish to learn more can attend follow-on specialist workshops on topics such as serviced accommodation and commercial portfolio management.
All the course materials are created in-house and owned by the company. As well as trading in the UK, there are plans to introduce Touchstone courses in the US, Europe and the Middle East.