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About the Growth Company

Centre for Assessment is part of The Growth Company: a social enterprise whose purpose is to facilitate economic growth, create jobs and improve lives.  The Growth Company, our parent company, is passionate about providing innovative solutions that provide employment, develop skills and secure investment for the benefit of all.

The Growth Company's profits are reinvested into achieving its inclusive growth objectives and supporting the communities with which it works. 

Centre for Assessment is proud to be an integral part of GC's commercial B2B service, subscribing to GC's ethical values and committing to doing business well.

Visit the Growth Company's website here The Growth Company | Economic Growth & Employment Support

The Manufacturing Institute

Designed to help cause improvement across the manufacturing sector, TMI offers high-quality online and offline training courses and post-graduate degrees.

TMI’s proven training and education services include:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Shingo®
  • Six Sigma®
  • MSc in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Team Leadership Development

Their bespoke consultancy service is provided by experts with the right knowledge and background to promote excellence in manufacturing and engineering. 

Part of The Growth Company, TMI is proud to be a sister company to Centre for Assessment.

The Manufacturing Institute

Green Economy

Working with buyers and suppliers of low carbon products and services, Green Economy’s aim to help facilitate the transition to net zero.  Its Marketplace promotes companies which are part of this aim: those businesses that help benefit our planet and reduce the negative impact we have on it.

Green Economy use their vast experience of environmental legislation and market intelligence to help companies navigate this exciting, yet complex, sector.  They also advocate for change, engaging with local and regional policy makers to help green economies thrive.

As Centre for Assessment provides green certification services, we are proud to work with Green Economy as part of The Growth Company.

Find out more about Green Economy’s Marketplace, green intelligence, events, and other services.

Green Economy

The matrix Standard

Revised earlier this year, matrix is the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) quality Standard for organisations that deliver Information, advice and/or guidance (IAG).

It seeks to improve these services by setting out best practice against which an organisation can be benchmarked.  For those able to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the scheme, accreditation through assessment is available at any time.

Popular amongst training providers, universities, colleges and schools, VCOs and more, matrix looks at processes used to support IAG delivery but also the results these services achieve.

Visit the dedicated matrix website to find guidance backs, video introductions, assessment details and a wealth of other information: The matrix Standard | Business Accreditation Standard.

The Growth Company is the DfE’s sole delivery partner for the matrix Standard and the team works in parallel with other Standards and Certification services at Centre for Assessment. 

The matrix Standard

Trusted Standard

This quality mark, backed by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is designed to help organisations assess their operational quality and gain independent accreditation.

Trusted Standard consists of 11 quality areas for the voluntary and community sector, including governance, managing people, learning and development, and managing resources.  Organisations can work towards one of two levels, starting with a self-assessment and then having the option of an external assessment.

Find out more about Trusted Standard by visiting: Trusted Standard | Helping charities operate effectively.

Working alongside Centre for Assessment colleagues on other Standards and Certification services, The Growth Company is the NCVO’s chosen delivery partner for Trusted Standard.

Trusted Standard
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