The matrix Standard
The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance by ensuring organisations review, evaluate and develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.
The purpose of the matrix Standard is to provide a benchmark for organisations to assess/measure their advice and support services which ultimately support individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals.
The matrix Standard is made up of four elements: Leadership and Management Resources Service Delivery Continuous Quality Improvement.
The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation’s performance through its people. NTS achieved this award in 1997.
Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisations, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. Since it was developed the Standard has been reviewed every three years to ensure that it remains relevant, accessible and attractive to all. The most recent review was completed in November 2004.
We have a strong commitment to continually invest in our staff to improve our core business. The Investors in People Standard gives us a framework to ensure that we achieve this. The Investors in People Standard is there to help us improve the way we work.
Skills Funding Agency fund skills training for further education (FE) in England. We support over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations, and employers with more than £4 billion of funding each year. SFA is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Education Funding Agency Part of the Department for Education, the EFA is the delivery agency for funding and compliance providing revenue and capital funding for education for learners between the ages of 3 and 19, or the ages of 3 and 25 for those with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Without accreditation by approved awarding bodies, learners cannot be sure that their qualifications are nationally recognised. Norfolk Training Services is proud of the long-standing relationships that it has with a number of awarding bodies who accredit their training courses.The following is a list of the awarding bodies with which we work:
Institute of the Motor Industry Awards (IMIAL) Motor Vehicle Engineering
City & Guilds Business & Administration, Retail, Customer Service, Health & Social Care,Hospitality, IT, Furniture Making, Manufacturing, , Logistics, Functional Skills, Construction and Warehousing
Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) Forklift Truck Operator & Instructor Training
Oxford Cambridge and RSA (OCR) CPC Level 3 for Transport Managers, Team Leading and Management
Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB) Driver CPC Periodic Training
Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) Driver CPC Periodic Training
Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Driving test provision
Seetec Prime contractors for the Work Programme for the East of England for whom NTS provides end-to-end services
Ingeus Prime contractors for the Work Programme for the East of England for whom NTS provides Vocational Routeway services
The Caravan Club NTS delivers caravan and motor-home manouevring training
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
NEWANGLIA Learning Providers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Association of Employment and Learning Providers