At Richmond, we understand that when companies commit to undertaking professional training, they do so for the very best reasons: to better their employees’ skills sets, to retain and nurture employees, increase performance, and to learn best practices that can be widely adopted. It’s our role here at Richmond to facilitate those aims. 

So in choosing a training company it is essential that providers like us have the authority underscored by accreditation, to deliver on your expectations, and gain the maximum value on every penny spent. 

The Matrix Standard: Adopted by the DfE 

That’s where the Matrix Standard comes into play. Launched in 2002, and currently under review, the Matrix Standard is the international quality standard adopted by the UK Government’s Department for Education (DfE). It ensures the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance (IAG), and underpins contracts with the National Careers Service, as well as organisations that deliver IAG, either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering. 

In broader terms, it helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice. Accreditation is only gained by companies that meet the full standard. These include training providers, such as ourselves, universities, further and higher education colleges, schools and academies, sole traders, the National Careers Service, voluntary and community organisations, and private businesses. 

Richmond renews its accreditation in 2022 

Developing people and their careers, in order to genuinely build workplace capabilities, is paramount for companies looking to develop a happy workforce and in order to gain a competitive commercial edge. 

To this end, we are delighted to announce that Richmond has secured its renewed Matrix Standard accreditation. We will follow up on this blog with some of the key details from the report in the coming weeks. 

The Matrix Standard underpins our services 

Richmond Operations Manager, Sue Evans puts achieving the Matrix Standard into perspective when she says: “We understand how investing in training can be seen as a cost to the business, but we look to demonstrate how that investment pays off in many different ways. 

Companies need to have peace of mind that their training provider is Best-in-Class. Having Matrix Standard accreditation is essential to the authority required to demonstrate exceptional standards, practices and approaches. Richmond is proud to be accredited, and we make it our business to illustrate what that means to clients and their employees.” 

Talk to Richmond about your training needs

If you would like to talk to the team at Richmond about our Matrix Standard accreditation or discuss the many ways in which we can support your workforce’s training requirements, then don’t hesitate to contact us. A member of our team will be happy to explore your needs and illustrate our capabilities.  

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