Matrix: new accreditation body

In News and Views Summer 2004 p 6 NAEGA reported on the tendering process for the matrix accreditation body. This process has now been completed and the matrix website at contains the
following announcement:

New Assessment and Accreditation Body Announced

The Department for Education and Skills is pleased to announce that following a competitive tendering exercise the East Midlands Quality Centre (EMQC) has been appointed as the new Assessment and Accreditation Body for the matrix Standard.

The Department will agree a handover date for the new arrangements with the EMQC and the Guidance Accreditation Body (GAB). Further details will be announced as soon as possible.

The Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the GAB for their contribution in developing and positioning the matrix Standard as the national standard for information, advice and guidance services.