Our accreditations




Reed in Partnership holds a Grade 2 Ofsted rating for our provision of Skills Funding Agency programmes.

The inspection report highlights our commitment to young people, strong leadership, rigorous performance management, highly motivating staff and quality improvement.

Amongst the evidence for a "good" grading, the report states:

"Teaching, learning and assessment are good, with highly motivating staff who set high standards and plan activities that are motivating, stimulating and challenging."

Reed in Partnership is one of a small handful of organisations within the employment and skills industry with a Grade 2 Ofsted.

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ISO 9001

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. The standard is based on a demonstrable ability to consistently meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, the motivation and implication of top management and continual improvement.

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ISO 27001

ISO 27001 accredits a systematic approach to managing sensitive information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process

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Investors in People

The Investors in People Standard tells you what good people management looks like. It is a series of 39 must-haves to find and realise the potential of employees.

Accreditation covers everything from business planning and leadership, to management effectiveness and performance measurement. It recognises our commitment to developing our employees.


matrix Standard

The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and guidance on learning and work which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career and life goals.

It ensures organisations review, evaluate and develop their service, encourages the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.

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Merlin Standard

The Merlin Standard has been designed by the Department for Work & Pensions to help evolve successful, high performing supply chains, and champion positive behaviours and relationships in the delivery of provision.

It is built upon four fundamental and integrated principles: supply chain design; commitment; conduct; and review.

The principles are established to validate positive behaviour of prime contractors and supply chain partners in line with DWP's Code of Conduct, a key facet of the Commissioning Strategy in creating healthy and high performing supply chains.

Reed in Partnership holds an 'Excellent' rating.

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Green Mark

Green Mark works with organisations to help them:

  • Find ways to cut costs
  • Comply with environmental legislation
  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Enhance staff Engagement
  • Strengthen bidding and tendering opportunities.
  • Gain credibility for environmental initiatives already in place
  • Develop an environmental management system
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Customer Service Excellence standard

The Government wants services for all that are efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and empowering - with the citizen always and everywhere at the heart of service provision.

The Customer Service Excellence standard has been developed to offer services a practical tool for driving customer-focused change within their organisation.

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Fair Train

Fair Train accredits organisations with the Work Experience Quality Standard for their work experience schemes.

Work experience includes Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Internships and volunteering.

Fair Train ensure that each placement is high quality.

Scotland Business Pledge

The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business. It is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development.

Disability Confident Leader

The Disability Confident scheme support employers  to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Business Disability Forum

We are a member of the Business  Disability Forum. Business Disability Forum supports organisations to become fully accessible to disabled people. Their aim is to transform the life chances and experiences of disabled people as customers and employees.


We are a Living Wage Employer

Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Reed in Partnership - regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for the over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017

The Work Experience Quality Standard

Fair Train accredits organisations with the Work Experience Quality Standard for their work experience schemes.