Ixion successfully continue our high standards of providing IAG support for those we work with

Following recent surveillance visits from Matrix, we’re pleased to announce Ixion (Learning and Skills, Employability, Justice and Enterprise Division), continue to be accredited with the matrix quality standard for information, advice and guidance (IAG) services!

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‘The ongoing commitment of our staff to continually and successfully meet the matrix Standard highlights the high standard of our provision for everyone we work with, from our learners, employers, partners and staff. Congratulations to everyone involved!’

– Sonya Anderson, Operational Director of Learning and Skills

Areas of strength identified:

  • Strong leadership, culture and values.
  • A real sense across all leaders and staff that we strive to achieve.
  • Leadership and direction, staff are all on the same page.
  • Learner centred approach driven by leadership.
  • Promotion of equlity, diversity and inclusion to both staff and learners.
  • Support for wellbeing very strong in both learners and staff, particularly around safeguarding and TA support for learners with social anxiety, evidence of going above and beyond.
  • Safeguarding – lots of examples of support for both staff and learners.
  • Staff bulletin and recognition
  • Extensive CPD and support
  • Change programmes – recognition staff can and do drive change and opinions are valued. Good role modelling and effective leadership. Good use of champions to support gaps across specialisms.
  • Strong global curriculum intent and links to regional priorities.
  • Effective pre-screening has resulted in better and improved conversion rates, progression rates are also improving. Clear examples of “you said, we did.”
  • Partnerships and networks are strong and well evaluated.
  • Communication and culture – open and transparent (values)
  • Staff induction, well thought through and timed well.

What is the matrix Standard?

Launched in 2002, the matrix standard is a framework used to assess an organisation’s competency in the field of Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG). Matrix accreditation is a recognition of an organisations high standards of IAG delivery. This seal of approval supports IAG providers demonstrate their knowledge and passion for the sector.

Any organisation which manages, administers and delivers an IAG service to support individuals in their career, learning, work or life goals has the chance to achieve matrix accreditation. This is regardless of whether the service or services are delivered face-to-face, through training, learning, remotely, or through a website.

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