practitioner accreditation

Our Peep Learning Together Practitioner Accreditation values and builds on Peep practitioners’ skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding about working with parents and children to support their home learning environment and enhance children’s outcomes. 

Practitioner Accreditation - free Information session

Find out how you or LTP-trained colleagues can complete the Practitioner Accreditation unit
as part of your Peep delivery:

Join our free Practitioner Accreditation Information Session on Wednesday 8th May 3.30 - 4.30pm

> Email us and we'll send you a Teams link for your calendar:

What is the Peep practitioner accreditation unit called?

'Supporting parents and children to learn together'

Who is the practitioner accreditation unit for?

Practitioners who have completed Peep Learning Together Programme (LTP) Training 

What are the benefits of completing the accreditation?

  • Quality of delivery with families: The accreditation embeds the Peep training and Programme into your work with parents and children together, and enhances quality - so it’s valuable even if you already have a higher level qualification.
  • Your CPD: It will contribute to your CV and Continuing Professional Development.  The accreditation unit has 3 credits, at level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, equivalent to level 6 in Scotland and level 5 in the Republic of Ireland. (For more detail, see the 'Qualifications can cross boundaries guide', created on behalf of the UK and Ireland Qualifications Frameworks, updated Aug23.)

What does the accreditation involve? 

You complete a portfolio based on your Peep plan-do-review cycle, whether you deliver Peep groups, drop-in sessions and/or one-to-one work with families. Your line manager or a colleague will observe one of your sessions and have a follow-up discussion with you – guidance and a form are provided in the log-in Members Area. This observation doubles as quality assurance for your organisation and supervision support for you.

What is the time commitment?

It takes approximately 30 hours, including the Peep LTP training course. You will have up to  9 months to complete from the Accreditation start date that we give you after you have registered. You can submit your portfolio as soon as you have completed it.

Who is the Awarding organisation/ body?

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group. 

How much does the Practitioner Accreditation unit cost?

  • £70 + vat per learner, if you have already attended Learning Together Programme Training.
  • or  £50 + vat pp when purchased alongside the Learning Together Programme Training (LTP Training £450 + Accreditation £50 = £500 + vat pp on booking)

What does the cost include?

This includes the unit's downloadable materials and guidance, 1:1 initial online support call with your assessor, monthly online group support sessions with an assessor, assessment and certification.

How will I be supported to complete my portfolio?

We will assign you an Assessor who will arrange an initial online call with you. There are also monthly online group sessions which focus on aspects of the portfolio, and provide an opportunity to network and build supportive connections with other practitioners. 

How do I sign up for the Practitioner Accreditation unit, and when do I need to decide?

The Peep trainers will briefly talk you through the accreditation process during the LTP Training course. We encourage all Peep LTP practitioners to complete the accreditation, but we want you to have time to think about your Peep delivery and the accreditation, before you decide.

When you have booked LTP training and created your login account for the Members Area on the Peeple website, you can read more detail about what's involved, and download the Registration form etc:  (login for link to work). We’ll also email you with similar information a couple of weeks after you complete your Peep LTP Training.

Practitioners sending their registration form and payment will be given the next available accreditation start date and assigned an assessor, which is when your nine months will begin. We will also give you online access to the Practitioner Accreditation area of the website containing all your accreditation materials, including the portfolio, guidance, policies and key contacts.   

When do I need to start by?

You can start as soon as you're ready to start planning your Peep delivery. If you weren't able to start delivery soon after the training, or you're returning to Peep after a gap, the accreditation and plan-do-review portfolio can be a supportive way to get going with your Peep delivery.

How is the Practitioner Accreditation unit assessed?

Completed portfolios are assessed by Peeple’s assessors, and are part of an Internal and External Quality Assurance (IQA/ EQA) process led by AIM, the awarding body. Certificates will be sent to learners once AIM have completed the EQA process. 

Get in touch to find out more, or with any questions: email

Feedback from Peep-trained practitioners who completed the Accreditation:

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'I found completing the accreditation really beneficial. I enjoyed reflecting on my practice since starting Peep delivery, it has highlighted my development and growth as a practitioner and furthered my passion for the Peep Learning Together Programme.'  Rachel, Peep Practitioner, Aberdeen City Council

'It was lovely to have a dedicated assessor who encouraged me and celebrated my submissions along with me. It was a boost to my day every time I got some positive feedback from my assessor, and kept me going.'  Jennifer, Let’s Grow Together Practitioner, Cork

'I applied for the Practitioner Accreditation to give me a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Learning Together Programme.  I have found the learning experience very useful as a tool to help me with this.  It’s made me reflect on my delivery of the Programme and how I could make it better.  Doing the research and gathering the evidence needed to complete the tasks was also interesting and enjoyable.  The support from my assessor was consistent and there when I needed it throughout the process, and there were workshops offering support regularly to help with completing the tasks. 
The accreditation process has given me more confidence to plan and deliver the topics.  It has also made me more aware of how important home learning is to a child’s development.  It has made me think about the dynamics of different groups and the need to adapt and vary my delivery to suit the group.  All these things have helped me to build positive relationships with the families in my groups, and given them more confidence to support their children’s learning.'  Moira, HomeStart Volunteer, Edinburgh