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Case Studies

Read how AIM centres have used our quality mark and bespoke accreditation to authenticate their in house training.

IROKO Theatre Company

IROKO Theatre company has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to support their Home from Home project, which aims to explore the legacies of pioneering British Nigerians in the UK, and their impact on society. It will highlight British Nigerians’ contributions to the cultural, political, educational, artistic, spiritual, and sporting life of Britain and London, in particular. The AIM Quality Mark is used to award those undertaking practical training and volunteering opportunities gaining research, heritage and video recording and editing skills. 

Find out more about how IROKO Theatre Company has worked with AIM to develop accredited training programmes on using the performative arts to engage with people who would normally not take part in heritage activities


Actes Trust

Based in Middlesbrough and working across the North-East of England and beyond, Actes is a charity that embraces a client-led approach to delivering a wide portfolio of services. Formed in 2001, Actes has a successful track record of developing and delivering both accredited and non-accredited programmes and training courses using a unique peer-led approach. The Charity work with a variety of partners, including other charities, local authorities, education providers and statutory services, to support delivery of services and ensure a tailored approach for all their clients. They have used the quality mark to award and assure their new programme entitled Past, Present & Your Future currently funded by The National Lottery. 

Read about their experience of the AIM Quality Mark.


Train to Equip

Train to Equip offers training, developed using AIM Bespoke Accreditation, underpinned by Family Intervention Methodology; to improve, enhance and support the frontline delivery of services to Early Intervention and Supporting Families.

‘The support that we received from AIM from developing an idea to receiving the customised units was excellent’

See how Train to Equip uses AIM Bespoke Accreditation to certify their independant training.



Changes Health and Wellbeing is a user-led mental health charity offering weekly mutual help groups. They use AIM Bespoke Accreditation to enable trainees to develop the necessary skills and confidence to lead these help groups. Changes also work with HMPPS delivering a combination of AIM courses such as the Award in Peer Mentoring and their own AIM accredited customised courses such as Advancing towards Employment and Positive Changes. This combination of courses enables us to provide input that improves the life chances of learners by helping them to reintegrate into society with enhanced coping skills and having gained accredited qualifications.

Read about the experiences of Changes and it's learners in implimenting AIM's Bespoke Accreditation. 



TOX247 Ltd is an international business providing services to any sector and or profession regarding ‘Total Workplace Substance Management’. Using AIM's bespoke accreditation, they have developed a range of courses that certify there offering.

Read about how TOX247 has used AIM bespoke accrediation to build it's own line of courses.


The Independent Funeral Directors College offers a selection of courses to suit every employee, from the part time driver/bearer to the full time Funeral Director. Training designed for anyone just entering the funeral profession or those who have been employed within it for some years. Using AIMs Bespoke Accreditation, they have been able to develop a range of courses that ensure learners have the knoweldge and skills required to serve the recently deceased and their families in planning and carrying out their funeral arrangements.

Read more about how the IFD College has implimented Bespoke Accreditation.


As a bespoke accredited centre with AIM, the NAFD, have been delighted with the service and support which we have received over the last 12 months. We transferred over to AIM in 2022, at which point we were assigned an EQA for our newly accredited Level 4 programme. During this time the EQA has worked closely with us to ensure that our programme assessments are up to the required standard and fit for delivery. The EQA has gone above and beyond his role, in supporting the NAFD and upskilling us (as we were a new centre) to the whole quality assurance process.He should be commended and is a credit to AIM. 

Karen Van-Richardson, Director of Education and DevelopmentNational Association of Funeral Directors


The Northumberland Sensory Support Service is a team of specialist staff who work across the county with children and young people with hearing impairments (HI), vision impairments (VI) and multi-sensory impairments (MSI). Their aim is that all children make good progress, achieve well and enjoy their school and family life. Staff support the children and young people from 0-19 (25 with an EHCP) along with their families and schools/educational settings. The Sensory Support Service have been using AIM Qualification and Assessment Group's Bespoke Accreditation to offer a Level 2 and Level 3 award for teaching assistants (TAs) who work with children with various sensory impariments.

Discover how The Northumberland Sensory Support Service is supporting TAs with Bespoke Accrediation.


"We currently deliver a bespoke course on Setting up and facilitating Peer Support Groups, with the AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group providing our verification and accreditation for the course. As a local mental provider we offer a range of services and interventions to help support people in our community. This course helps people who are looking to learn to use their lived experience of mental health issues to support others and want to develop the skills and confidence to do this. We are able to offer this course to around 40 learners a year, all who have previously accessed our services and support. The bespoke qualification has allowed us to develop course modules which meet the aims and objectives of our course and meet the needs of our learners. The staff at Aim have been very supportive of helping us to setup our procedures around enrolling learners, assessing portfolios and collecting course evidence. Whenever we have needed to ask a question or help with any part of the process the team are only a telephone call or email away and are always happy to help."

Martyn Prouse, Peer Support and Volunteer CoordinatorTeesside Mind


Peeple is a charity, whose main purpose is to work with practitioners and parents to improve young children's outcomes and help close the attainment gap. They do this by valuing and building on what families already do. Peep practitioners and families share information and ideas from the Peep Learning Together Programme about how to make the most of the learning opportunities in everyday life and play. 

Peeple use the AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group customised accreditation unit 'Supporting Parents and Children to Learn Together' as an effective way for practitioners to develop their own skills while helping parents to improve their young children's outcomes.

Discover how Peeple helps parents and guardians to support child development using Bespoke Accrediation.


With-you Consultancy Ltd is a national Consultancy and Training provider, with over twelve years’ experience in the implementation of peer support. They deliver a wide range of training, masterclasses and workshops, including development days for teams, support for senior leadership teams, and supervision training. With-you introduced the AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group Quality Mark into their operations to ensure that the skills and experience of their training was recognised outside of their organisation. 

Read about With-you's experience working with AIM to impliment the Quality Mark.