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Trade Skills 4U Recognised with Matrix National Quality Mark

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 23rd May 2014

Trade Skills 4U has been formally accredited with the nationally recognised quality mark for organisations which provide support to individuals to make learning and work more accessible – the matrix Standard.

We gained accreditation to the matrix Standard in May 2014, during which time we had to show how we are geared up to provide quality information, guidance and advice to potential and existing students. In particular the course advisors, tutors and brand new website were singled out as excellent at helping learners achieve their desired goals.

Many of Trade Skills 4U’s staff and students were interviewed as part of the audit which looked closely at almost every part of the business with the aim of ensuring that Trade Skills 4U students were receiving the best information, advice and guidance possible.

Trade Skills 4U Quality Assurance and Educational Manager Donna Latimer said:

“We are very happy to have achieved this standard as it demonstrates the high standard of teaching and learning we provide at Trade Skills 4U. It provides a benchmark to which we can now continue to measure, maintain and improve our standards even further. I was introduced to the matrix standards via our local SCTP meeting and knew immediately it was something we should work towards achieving. We always aim to put the learner first here at Trade Skills 4U and gaining this accreditation demonstrates how we excel in assisting the learner through their ‘learner journey’. Achieving the standards has demonstrated the commitment from all our staff, that we provide a high quality service with a huge emphasis on supporting each individual learner. It has been a team effort in achieving this accreditation and all staff should be commended for their work.’’


David Allan, Managing Director at emqc Ltd said of the organisation’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.”

Trade Skills 4U were originally established in 2005 as a trade trainer covering everything from plastering to bricklaying. However back in 2009 they made the shift to focus purely on electrics and have remained a specialist in this area ever since. In the last year Trade Skills 4U have continued to strive to provide excellent training and the Matrix accreditation comes off the back of being the first electrical training company in the UK to achieve IET Centre of Excellence status in September 2013.

Every year Trade Skills 4U deliver more City & Guilds accredited electrical courses than any other specialist training provider whilst continuing to maintain very high standards. Trade Skills 4U offer the widest range of electrical courses in the UK under one roof. These include short courses in everything from burglar alarm installation right up to the City & Guilds 2365 designed to fully qualify candidates as commercial electricians.

About the matrix Standard:

The matrix Standard is the national quality mark for all organisations delivering information, advice and guidance services.

The matrix Standard is highly adaptable to a range of organisational settings, regardless of size or sector, including further/higher education establishments, training providers and voluntary/community organisations.

The matrix Standard is maintained and promoted by emqc Ltd on behalf of BIS.

Any other organisations that would like to know more about how the matrix Standard might be able to help, can find out more by contacting them on 0845 304 8600.