Investing in your Future kitemark

AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE (IF) is an excellence kitemark which is awarded to organisations who are able to demonstrate a high standard of quality provision both as an organisation and through the courses they deliver. To achieve this kitemark, organisations need to meet our specific quality criteria.


AIM is an Ofqual regulated organisation with many years’ experience of working with training providers and colleges. We understand how to get the best from operating within stringent quality frameworks; setting-up processes and systems, identifying and navigating pitfalls, in order to deliver high-quality training provision. The IF process enables us to pass on our knowledge and expertise, and to identify and recognise centres with exceptional processes that deliver great training and rewards for their learners.

Quality assurance

As a recognised IF centre you will be able to validate your own, bespoke training courses with the IF kitemark to show that you have met our high standards. Your learners will know that your organisation’s course design and delivery have been endorsed by an Ofqual regulated body.


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:

  • can use the AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE kitemark in your marketing collateral 
  • will receive a personalised IF centre recognition certificate for display in your building

Becoming an IF centre

There are two approval stages:

  1. Application - submission of your completed application form along with relevant policies, supporting documentation and initial fee. Our team will conduct the relevant checks then your local centre lead will verify your submission. Current AIM centres will not be required to complete all the details requested in the application form.
    Download the IF application form (PDF).

    You may find it useful to download our IF checklist. This document is completed by our centre lead during the approval process so it will help you to understand what our team will be looking for.  IF checklist (PDF).
  2. Verification - this is conducted by your local centre lead who will conduct a visit (this may be virtual) of your main training centre. The centre lead will complete the IF checklist.

Annual renewal

To maintain standards, IF organisations will receive an annual systems and procedures review visit along with a spot check on delivery. The centre lead will forward a blank copy of the visit report, prior to the visit, so that you have time to prepare. Annual visits may be carried out remotely.

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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