INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE
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 awarding bodies and training providers. 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.
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 AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE kitemark in your marketing
- will receive a branded wall plaque to display on your wall/reception area
To maintain standards, If organisations will receive an annual systems and procedures review visit along with a spot check on delivery.
Becoming an IF centre
There are two approval stages:
Application - submission of your completed application form along with relevant policies, supporting documentation and initial fee. Our team will conduct relevant checks of all documentation submitted before passing it over to your local centre lead for verification of submission. You can find copies of our IF application form here and the IF checklist here.
Verification - this is conducted by your local centre lead who will conduct a visit of your main training centre. The centre lead will complete the first annual visit checklist. Annual visits may be carried out remotely. The centre lead will forward a blank copy of the visit report, so you know what to expect. Please ensure that you are able to provide all evidence required to ensure a smooth visit.
If you are a current AIM centre, you will not be required to complete all the detail requested in the application form.
Read more about how organisations across the UK are benefiting from AIMINVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE