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Oxford based Ignite Sport UK, has been accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of information, guidance and advice it provides to apprentices and students.

Ignite Sport UK is a registered training provider for sport and education qualifications. It works in further education, apprenticeships, and adult education in Oxfordshire and nationally. Founded in 1999 it employs more than 20 staff and delivers on-the-job training, face-to-face training, and online e-portfolios.

The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and guidance (IAG), either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering. Ignite Sport UK was assessed on the support it provides at its home at Oxford City FC and across various community settings.

In the assessor’s report Ignite Sport UK was commended for the level and frequency of support it provided to learners and the development of blended learning approaches including launching a new online platform. The report also praised Ignite Sport UK for providing an “aspirational environment for learners” via a strong partnership with Oxford City FC.

Justin Merritt, Managing Director at Ignite Sport UK, said: “I am very proud of this achievement and the work that we do daily delivering training programmes that shape the lives and careers of people up and down the country. To achieve the matrix Standard is testament to the great team we have who work tirelessly to support our apprentices, students and delivery partners.”

Roger Chapman, Head of the matrix Service for The Growth Company said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Ignite Sport UK and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that at the heart of high-quality advice and support services are strong leadership, excellent service and a focus on continuous improvement, all underpinned by effective use of the resources available. The matrix Standard is designed to benchmark organisations against best practice in these areas. With their accreditation success, Ignite Sport UK is working to provide the best possible support to their clients.”

For more information about Ignite Sport UK please visit: https://www.ignitesportuk.com/.

For more information about the matrix Standard please visit www.matrixStandard.com.

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