The TQS is a non-prescriptive framework designed to be applicable to all organisations offering training solutions to employers. However, to protect the Standard, there are a number of eligibility criteria that organisations must meet before they can be considered for assessment.
To be eligible for assessment against the Standard, your organisation must:
There are no restrictions set in terms of the track record, or size and scope of business with employers. However if your organisation has a very limited scale and/or history of working with employers we urge you to think carefully before applying, as it is unlikely you will have a sufficient evidence base to demonstrate performance against the Training Quality Standard's requirements.
For publicly funded providers, there are a few further basic eligibility requirements that organisations must meet. Full details of eligibility can be found in the document on this page.