Quality Standard Accreditation

About FETN Quality Standard Accreditation:

The QSA Suite comprises three separate Quality Standard Accreditations: 

QSA 1: Supporting Individual Progress and Development

QSA 2: Providing Pastoral Support and Wellbeing

QSA 3: Supporting Personal, Social and Wider Skills Development

Each Quality Standard leads you to consider three aspects of provision:

  1. Practice and Engagement
  2. Management and Co-ordination
  3. Continuous Quality Improvement

In order to achieve FETN accreditation you will be asked to reflect on and demonstrate how your organisation works collaboratively and effectively to meet the needs of your learners as outlined in the QSA specification.

The Process: 

More Than a Quality Mark:

The QSA process is a journey towards excellence. Your QSA Consultant will be on-hand to guide you every step of the way, acting as your critical friend. They will provide expertise and guidance on working towards accreditation and advice on how to use the process for your annual self-assessment, preparation for inspection and quality improvement. To recognise your organisation’s achievement you will receive a certificate and licence to display the relevant QSA logo on your materials, website and other social media for the period of accreditation.

Cost of Accreditation:

Each QSA Accreditation is valid for three years. The package includes individual support from your QSA Consultant, helpful documents and guidance for your chosen QSA and feedback to enhance the quality of your provision.

Each Quality Standard Accreditation is £975 or £750 for Corporate and Corporate Plus members. A 10% discount will automatically be applied when purchasing more than one QSA at the same time.


The process for accreditation has been enlightening and enabled me to get a clearer picture of what practices are being done successfully and areas for improvement. My QSA Consultant’s knowledge and expertise has guided me through the process and I feel confident that I will be well prepared for our next OFSTED visitBarnet & Southgate College

The whole process has been seamless thanks to the clarity of the documents, the QSA process and the professional support of our QSA consultant. Working towards accreditation has been a worthwhile exercise as we were able to review our provision to offer a pastoral framework fit for purpose Oaklands College

“It has been really interesting undertaking the QSA process.  It has allowed us to see as an organisation where our strengths and areas for improvement are and it has allowed us to consider our model of tutorial provision. I would recommend that all colleges go through this process to achieve Quality Standard Accreditation for tutorial provision” Reaseheath College

The Doncaster College Team speaking at the FETN Annual conference about their QSA Journey

Unsure of which QSA to apply for?

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