I think just one additional comment is necessary:
If a training provider offers some form of training – that does not lead to qualifications or part qualifications, and is not accredited, and the provider does not make any such allegation, or misrepresentation – they can still provide that informal training.
That is all very interesting information.
In fact, when I was writing, I had in mind providers that are not in the system at all.
I think the most important information is for companies who are procuring the training – to know what the correct questions are. I can definitely say that not all companies know what to ask.
Maybe we could draw up a checklist – something like:-
Do you offer accredited and non-accredited programmes?
Is this particular programme accredited?
Is it with the QCTO or SETA?
What is the number?
Are you an accredited provider?
Is it with the QCTO or a SETA?
What is your company number?
& possibly legacy qualification questions – for latest registration dates.