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Catch22 achieves national quality mark for learning providers delivering high quality services

The 'matrix Standard' is an outcome-based accreditation awarded to organisations that offer high quality information, advice and/or guidance services.

19 February 2015

Catch22 has been accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide support to individuals to make learning and work more accessible – the matrix Standard.

Matrix-QM-RGBThe standard, owned by The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice.

The standard was given for Catch22’s Apprenticeships Programme and Study Programme.

Chris Wright, Chief Executive of Catch22, said:

‘We are delighted to have been awarded this important standard in recognition of our continued success supporting young people to build vital skills they need to lead fulfilled, independent lives. In both our Apprenticeships and Study Programme delivery, we ensure that our learners receive the best information, advice and guidance possible. Catch22 decided that the matrix Standard, amongst other things, would help us deliver the highest quality services to our learners.’

David Allan, Managing Director at emqc Ltd, said of Catch22’s achievement:

‘This matrix Accreditation is another example of how the matrix Standard is proving effective for all types of organisations, helping them to provide a more professional service offering and to strive to be the best in their sector.’

About the matrix Standard

  • National quality mark for all organisations delivering information, advice and guidance services
  • Highly adaptable to a range of organisational settings, regardless of size or sector, including further/higher education establishments, training providers and voluntary/community organisations
  • Maintained and promoted by emqc Ltd on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.