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Quality Standards and Accreditation

Investors in People - Bronze

The Charity has held the Investors in People status since November 2002. We review our internal systems and procedures 6 monthly to ensure continuous improvements in line with recommendations from IIP.  We were successfully reviewed in November 2010 and it was identified that in some areas the Charity is working way beyond the general framework and we were awarded the Bronze Level of the standard. 





Diversity Disability Symbol

In early 2010 Learning Partnerships received the symbol from Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).  This status is awarded to employers in recognition of their agreement to meet five commitments in the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people.   The Charity maintained this status at the annual review by the DWP in November 2011. 


The Matrix Standard is the quality framework for organizations to assess and measure their advice and support services and demonstrate the effective delivery of information on learning and work.  Matrix accreditation promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance by ensuring organizations review, evaluate and develop their services, encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and are committed to the continuous professional development of their staff.  The standard consists of four elements which fit around an organization’s business themes; Leadership and Management, Resources, Service Delivery and Continuous Improvement.  The Charity was successful in achieving this standard in May 2012.





Investors in Volunteers (IIV)

The Charity holds the Investing in Volunteers quality mark which is the UK quality standard for organizations which involve volunteers in their work. The standard enables organizations to review their volunteer management arrangements and publicly demonstrate their commitment to volunteering.   


The Charity achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark in December 2012, which is a continuous improvement tool for voluntary sector organisations.  This involves reviewing internal systems and procedures within 12 standards and creating action plans for areas requiring improvement. We were successful in achieving Level 2 of this standard.

CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) Accreditation

Learning Partnerships were successful in achieving this accreditation in February 2012 and are an accredited company within CHAS.  CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK and obtaining this shows that Learning Partnerships are compliant and competent in health and safety and achieves the standard required.  We continue to be successful in being awarded this standard on an annual basis.





National Open College Network Accreditation

Centre status was awarded by NOCNYHR (Yorkshire & Humber Region) in November 2011 following a rigorous review of organisational and project specific staffing, policies and procedures. 

The Charity is currently delivering accredited training through NOCN which is recognized within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This strengthens the learner experience by ensuring learning programmes are individually tailored and suited to identified needs.  It is the intention for Learning Partnerships to secure NCFE accreditation during the year.  

Learning Partnerships is a registered charity, number 1003603