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Wakefield College achieves Matrix accreditation

Wakefield College’s quality of information, advice and guidance (IAG) it gives to learners has been recognised following accreditation by Matrix – the quality framework for organisations used to assess IAG and support services.

Assessment took place over three days at the College in April, reviewing key documentation and the public website, as well as speaking with staff, students and partners to certify the quality of guidance from the College relating to our Careers and Course Information Services. It was ultimately judged it to be of a high enough standard to achieve the accreditation.

Commenting on the strengths of Wakefield College’s work, Matrix assessor Susan Smith noted in her report of very strong partnerships and networks that enable the effective delivery of IAG.

“Partnerships with employers, training providers, other colleges and universities and other local support organisations means that a culture of impartiality is present, with numerous examples of staff supporting and enabling other providers to deliver services to students.”

Executive Director for Student Experience, Clare Allcock said:

“Hundreds of learners and potential learners access our services each year and it is vital we offer them the best advice, support and guidance for their individual needs.  We’re thrilled to have achieved the matrix accreditation once again and particularly pleased with the numerous strengths cited within the report.  It is great to see our professional staff have been recognised for the great work they do.”

The accreditation is another boost for the College and follows the recent ‘Good’ Ofsted received earlier this year.

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