AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE is an excellence kitemark which recognises that your organisation is focussed on excellence.

All IF organisations have a proven record of high standards and they continually drive for internal excellence in course design, delivery and quality assurance.

As an IF recognised centre, you will benefit from the assurance that your systems have been checked by an Ofqual regulated organisation, and proved to be of a high standard of excellence, an accolade that can be used in your marketing materials. As a recognised centre you can have your own education courses and programmes validated with our excellence mark. This shows they have met AIM's criteria of excellence in development.


  1. Expand your provision
    IF offers organisations a chance to deliver non-regulated training programmes, giving you the freedom to develop courses to suit the needs of different employers, learners and government objectives. It gives your organisation the flexibility to tailor courses to niche markets.

  2. Competitive edge
    Investing in Your Future will enhance your reputation to help you gain and retain clients and high-calibre staff.

  3. Manage risk
    Operate within a quality framework to help provide evidence to third parties, such as government bodies, about the quality of the learning experience that you offer.

  4. Minimise costs
    Minimise resource costs and the administrative burden for producing certificates by letting us do it for you. With our competitive registration and certification service we can produce your certificates for you with your organisation's logo.

Approved IF organisations

As an approved IF organisation you will:

  • Be able to use AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE  logotype in your marketing
  • Receive a branded wall plaque to display on your wall/reception area
  • An annual systems and procedures excellence review meeting
  • A spot check on delivery

Becoming an IF centre

There are two approval stages:

  1. Centre recognition
    If you don't currently work with us, we first require you to complete our centre recognition process.

  2. IF approval
    If you already work with us as an AIM approved centre you will need to assess your eligibility against our standard quality assurance criteria for IF. Full details can be found in our handbook or download an application form.

More information

Please download the AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE handbook for details of the kitemark and fees. (PDF). Alternatively please call our enquiries team on 01332 341822 or email


Please complete the application form and email to


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