Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme (SSPP)

SSPP is designed specifically for Stop Smoking practitioners. The training combines best practice concepts and methods to help the New Zealand stop smoking workforce achieve a national standard of quality practice.
SSPP will develop your core competencies in stop smoking treatment and practice. As a result of this course you will be enrolled in the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3), Support Worand receive NZQA credits.
There are 9 Assessment Tasks with 15 NZQA unit standards included in the Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme. Completing the training will earn you a national qualification.  The SSPP is a distance learning programme that can be completed online.​​
Currently there are 3 versions of the SSPP that practitioners can complete: 
SSPP Full Programme
Practitioners with no formally assessed qualifications at Level 3 or above

SSPP Fast Track Programme 
Practitioners with evidence of achieved qualifications or tertiary level health papers at Level 3 and above

SSPP Health Professionals Programme

Registered Health Professionals

What are the agencies involved in the SSPP?

Inspiring Limited
Currently delivers the learning content of the SSPP as an NTS provider at no charge.
Are the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) who moderates the learning content and outcomes of the SSPP and upload credits achieved by you on the NZQA (New Zealand Qualification Authority) National Framework. Fee included.

Click here to register your interest online for the next SSPP or to learn more about the SSPP, please visit our  frequently asked questions

New NTS Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme hub booking procedure:

NTS Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme hub training sessions have been affected by the unpredictable nature of bookings and attendance which in turn effects the ability of the Inspiring team to consistently deliver to the highest standards in terms of venues, facilities, course materials and catering.

To compensate for uncertainty around attendance, a refundable deposit is being introduced and will apply to the SSPP hub training on 12th and 13th June 2018.

Refundable Deposit
A refundable deposit of $100 will be payable to Inspiring Limited at the time of all NTS Stop Smoking Practitioner Programme hub training applications. An invoice will be forwarded to the Manager of each respective organisation and will be payable by bank transfer.

Acceptance of registration will not be confirmed until payment is received.

The deposit is fully refundable post attendance and is transferrable within an organisation when advice is received of a name change prior to training commencing.

For registrations cancelled within 5 working days prior to training commencing and all “no shows”, the attendance deposit will not be refunded.

Any registrations received on the day of training will incur a non-refundable fee of $100.