Apprenticeship

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work even a degree. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.

City and Guilds Approved Centre

A City & Guilds approved centre is authorised to deliver and assess our qualifications. By becoming a City & Guilds centre, an organisation demonstrates that it has met our rigorous quality benchmarks - it has a solid organisational structure and its teaching, assessment and administrative processes are proven to meet our strict standards.

The Disability Confident Scheme  

The Disability Confident Scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities.

ESF  

The European Social Fund is the European Union's main financial instrument for supporting employment in the member states of the European Union as well as promoting economic and social cohesion.

Investors In People

Investors in People is the standard for people management. Our standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people for sustained success.

Matrix

The matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.

Microsoft Certified Partner

We are proud of our status as a Microsoft Certified Partner, which means we are accredited to deliver both certified Microsoft end-user and technical training programmes and are kept abreast of the latest developments in Microsoft technologies.

Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. Our goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial.

Skills For Care

Skills for Care helps create a better-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. We provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce. We work with employers and related services to ensure dignity and respect are at the heart of service delivery. As the home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, our support is from entry level right through to those in senior leadership and management roles. We also provide individual tailored solutions to support your business to deliver high quality care now and in the future. As a registered charity we are committed to transparency and evaluating the outcomes and impact of our work. 

The Work Place Wellbeing Charter

The Charter is a national workplace health, safety and wellbeing award, established in 2009, which has helped well over 1000 organisations benchmark against best-practice standards. The accreditation includes a range of staff interviews and an audit across eight standards: Leadership, Absence Management, Health and Safety, Mental Health, Smoking, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Alcohol. Organisations receive certification and recognition as an employer of choice, plus advice and recommendations on how to make improvements as part of a comprehensive post-assessment report.

ILM

ILM are passionate about harnessing the power of leadership to transform people and businesses for the better. ILM’s purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their leadership skills for personal and economic growth. ILM do this by helping employers and training providers to develop, assess and accredit leaders with the right blend of skills. As the UK’s top leadership and management qualifications specialist, ILM help to develop more talented leaders than anyone else, giving them the skills to make a real difference in their organisation and beyond.

Pearson

Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. Pearson, create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

Gateway

Gateway Qualifications is the new name for Open College Network Eastern Region, an Awarding Organisation with over 20 years of expertise in the credit-based learning field. We offer more than 600 qualifications on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, and design and develop new qualifications.

AAT

AAT accreditation provides external validation for your training and development programme. It is becoming increasingly important for organisations to achieve accredited status with a professional body. AAT accreditation is an accessible global standard, which enables employers to compare their training and development against a global benchmark.