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Matrix Accreditation for the Fashion Technology Academy


The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance. The DfE supports the matrix Standard as the quality framework for accrediting information, advice and guidance contracts including the National Careers Service, its subcontractors and other services deliver on behalf of the Education Skills Funding Agency. It helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice and it offers accreditation to those that meet the full standard.

Matrix assessor Kathy Leahy visited Fashion-Enter’s educational division, the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA), on the 23rd of March 2021, to formally assess the learning facility and its staff. The report lists the Academy’s strengths and highlights areas for development. Overall Kathy gave the FTA a positive assessment that was compiled by interviewing staff, learners, partners along with the submission of documentary evidence.

CEO of Fashion-Enter and the FTA, Jenny Holloway comments: “The matrix accreditation always keeps us on our toes. I know that the education team go far beyond their curriculum when teaching our learners, and in particular we aim for each learner to be industry ready – new software, processes, GLAA, AGM PPP – we cover everything. In particular we undertake Next Steps IAG, which is non-educational and career based. We were delighted to have such excellent feedback and we have already implemented all recommendations. Thank-you to Kathy Leahy for all the advice provided too.”

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