The Association of Facilitators (AoF) offer four pathways to accreditation:
The pathway that you choose, and therefore the focus of the accreditation process, will depend on your training and experience.
We offer three Levels of Accreditation - Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3. As well as providing a path for Continuing Professional Development, these levels recognise the different skill sets and contexts in which individual facilitators practice. It is possible to be awarded a Level 1 Accreditation with evidence of Level 2 (or even 3) practice, or a Level 2 Accreditation with elements of Level 3 practice. Examples are available to download.
The Level at which you are seeking accreditation is stated as part of your Accreditation Profile). No two facilitators will have exactly the same Profile although they may be Accredited at the same level. Your Level, as part of your profile, will indicate your areas of competence as a facilitator and path for development. For some facilitators, progress to the next level may not be desired or appropriate.
Facilitators can discover and develop depth in their facilitation practice through the accreditation process and through continuing development post-accreditation. You do not have to move up a level in order to progress in your competency and skill as a facilitator.
The following table attempts to help you distinguish between the Levels of Accreditation you may be applying for. Once you have an idea of your Level, do discuss this with your AoF support person. There will be a greater volume and depth of evidence required as you make claims for higher credit.