BAJ Excels in Retaining matrix Standard Accreditation, Showcasing Commitment to Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that the British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ), has proven its dedication to delivering exceptional services by successfully retaining the matrix Standard Accreditation. This achievement underscores BAJ’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality, performance, and student satisfaction.

The matrix Standard serves as the Department for Education’s (DfE) quality framework designed to assess and enhance the information, advice, and guidance (IAG) services provided by organisations. Widely regarded as a symbol of excellence, the matrix Standard is awarded to establishments that demonstrate the highest standards in their client interactions and service delivery. To delve deeper into the matrix Standard, visit

“We are thrilled to have retained the matrix Standard Accreditation, which reflects the tireless efforts of our entire team to consistently provide outstanding services to our students. This accomplishment reaffirms our commitment to excellence and our dedication to helping our learners achieve their goals.”

Principal, Sharjeel Nawaz

The accreditation process involved an in-depth assessment of various aspects of the academy’s further education operations, including student services, employability, communication methods, staff training and development, and overall performance management. The successful retention of the matrix Standard Accreditation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of BAJ’s team members.

The matrix Accreditation highlighted areas of strengths for BAJ. The report said:

“There are strong links with industry; through masterclasses, industry visits and competitions, these are used effectively to allow learners to explore industry structures to inform their career choices. Testimony from both learners and partners was found to be overwhelmingly positive about this. Indeed, one partner indicated that they chose to be involved with BAJ, and their learners because the Academy displayed such a strong commitment to the sector in terms of engaging with the workforce of the future.”

The report went on to highlight the strength of BAJ’s student services team, stating

“There is a well-structured specialist support framework for….this is across all centres.”

One learner indicated that

“Were it not for the specialist support I have received from staff, then I would not be completing my course and would not be progressing onto the next level of study, which the support I have received is enabling me to do.”

The successful retention of the matrix Standard Accreditation is a significant achievement for BAJ and a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence.

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