Work Experience Quality Standard
More than 500 organisations have now sought and achieved the Work Experience Quality Assurance Standard accreditation. It is both a measure by which you can assess your current activity, and where and how it could be improved, and a step-by-step guide to doing so.
The Facilitators amongst our accredited organisations are wide-ranging and play a crucial role in acting as a catalyst within their network to bring learners, providers and employers together: i.e. making it happen and happen at quality. Organisations include EY Foundation, Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services and Spark!, to Develop EBP, Education Development Trust and mPeople Education.
They all recognise the benefits of this accreditation, which can be summarised as standing out to those who are looking for high quality, professional support and assistance to find the very best people and achieve the best possible outcome for all parties.
Stimulates, motivates and rewards staff
More specific benefits include:
Significantly increases the confidence of the parties wanting to access your service
Enhances your reputation with all stake-holders, including the media
Emphasises your thoroughness, experience, knowledge and attention to detail
The accreditation is for a period of two years, and includes:
Costs to become an accredited organisation
Accreditation comes at one of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level demonstrates that you are delivering high quality, but the expectation of the breadth and depth of your activities and practice increases as you go up the levels.
The cost of accreditation is determined by your turnover and the level at which you achieve accreditation. In all cases, the fee is for two years. It is currently as follows:
For a small additional cost, we can also supply a bespoke eye-catching silver framed certificate and/or a very stylish jade glass “trophy” to further enhance the demonstration of your accreditation.