Assessment against the matrix Standard provides a nationally recognised formal accreditation of information, advice and/or guidance service you deliver as well as providing improvement and development ideas to support you to drive your service forward.
Once you have decided to be assessed against the matrix Standard you can book your assessment using our Online Application and Payment Form.
Booking and Payment
Once we have received your application your Assessor will contact you to confirm the cost of your assessment.
You will be sent an invoice which needs to be paid in full prior to the commencement of your assessment.
Planning and Completing Your Assessment
Once your invoice has been paid, your Assessor will get in touch and work with you to plan the assessment including dates and times of the on-site visit, who will be involved in the assessment interviews and locations to be visited.
Your Assessor will use interviews as the focus of evidence collection, and your assessment will be planned to include interviews with managers, recipients of your service (for example: clients, customers or learners), staff, volunteers and partner organisations.
Your Assessor will build in time during their time with you to undertake an opening and closing meeting each day, and a final feedback meeting at the end of your assessment.
The Assessment Outcome
You will receive a written report which will contain the outcome of your assessment.
All reports are issued by The Growth Company following our internal checks.
A report covering the key areas of the matrix Standard and providing strengths and development areas. This is suitable for most organisations.
Extended Report (£300 + VAT)
A comprehensive report covering all elements of the matrix Standard and providing strengths and development areas. Suitable for reviewing IAG practice across a wide range of services to support governance and benchmarking or where there has been significant organisational change and further insight would be useful.
Your matrix assessor will be able to discuss the report options with you and you may change your decision.
Working With Us
See how The matrix Standard & IAG is working with some of our clients
Interview with Roger Chapman
Announcing the New Revised matrix Standard
What our clients say
"We have found the matrix Standard works for us and it wraps around our service in a very informative and supportive way."
What our clients say
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