ETF continues to meet matrix Standard accreditation for services to FE and Skills sector

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) continues to be accredited to the matrix Standard following its first Continuous Improvement Check since achieving accreditation in 2023. Last year’s matrix Standard accreditation recognised ETF’s high-quality information and guidance services to the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector.

The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG), either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering. The matrix Standard is owned by the Department of Education (DfE) and is managed by The Growth Company on its behalf.

The initial matrix accreditation process focused on ETF’s regional engagement. The regional team supports providers to deliver T Levels through the DfE-funded T Level Professional Development programme, and provides further essential support services, connecting providers with ETF’s wider professional development support and training.

Positive survey responses have demonstrated the value provided by the regional team: 100% of survey participants said they were satisfied with the information, advice and guidance provided and 99% said they were satisfied with the signposting to other support, resources and links.

Dr Katerina Kolyva, CEO at ETF, said:

“One year on from ETF’s initial matrix Standard accreditation, it’s fantastic to see the support that we provide to the FE and Skills sector, particularly through our excellent regional team, being recognised and reaffirmed through continued accreditation. Meeting the matrix Standard remains a crucial acknowledgement of the high standard of service we offer, and the high value providers place on our support and advice.

“We work with the sector to champion the FE and Skills workforce and ensure educators and leaders have access to the best professional development opportunities and highest professional standards, so that, together, we can transform the lives of learners. Delivering reliable and relevant advice and support is a core part of this mission, and we look forward to continuing our high standards of service to the sector going forwards.”

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