The Quality Mark
Our Quality Mark is an independent, sector specific quality assurance audit, providing a framework that defines and endorses superior learning and education.
Achieving the Quality Mark means your organisation’s training provision meets a nationally recognised quality benchmark which epitomises the justice and community sector’s finest ethics and values, while demonstrating a commitment to developing a safer, more competent workforce.
Affiliate Provider endorsement
The Affiliate Provider endorsement, helps your organisation measure its readiness for the Quality Mark. This award does not endorse your training delivery but highlights your organisation’s quality assurance processes and its engagement with the sector, ensuring it reflects the ethics and values required of the sector. This level of endorsement highlights that your organisation has the systems and processes in place to allow quality delivery without endorsing the quality of delivery.
What are the benefits?
As an Affiliate Provider, you will also be free to use the Affiliate Provider logo on your website and other marketing materials, helping you to raise the profile of your organisation’s offering.
By achieving the full Quality Mark, you will get all the same benefits as an Affiliate Provider and more. With this award, you will be eligible to get free access to the Skills Platform – our online training resource – as well as invitations to local and national networks.
We will also provide inclusive consultancy on development areas, priority referrals for Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) learners and first access to funding from the National Skills Academy for Health, Skills for Health or Skills for Justice.
Who can apply?
Any organisation that offers education and training to the justice, community safety or local government sector can apply. Please note that your training provision doesn’t have to be accredited by an awarding organisation or professional body to be eligible but must be delivered to an appropriate sector or be training which will enable learners to enter careers within that sector.
How to apply
The assessment process
The Quality Mark, on average, will take two months to complete. Throughout the assessment the following forms of assessment will be covered:
- Portfolio of documentary evidence
- Surveys of training staff, learners and commissioners of education
- Onsite assessment
- Observations of teaching, learning and assessment
- Learner portfolio/work reviews
The assessment of Affiliate Provider applicants will, on average, take one month to complete and will follow the same format as the Quality Mark process with the exception of the onsite assessment.
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