Awards and Accolades

The primary purpose of West Suffolk College is to provide excellent education and training, developing skills that contribute to the success of the individual and the economy.

The College is inspected by Ofsted. The Quality team ensure that the systems within College are robust and contribute to the overall excellent standards expected by learners, employers and staff. The College aims to continuously improve in order to maintain high standards.

The College has a rigorous Self-Assessment Review process. At the end of each academic year, the course directors are expected to review their course identifying strengths and areas for further development. Each of these in turn contributes to the overall College Self Assessment Review.

West Suffolk College also holds a number of other highly prestigious awards:

  • Matrix - the quality standard for information advice and guidance service

Definitions and Terminology

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The Office for Standards in Education inspect and regulate to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

- Ofsted Report (find out more details on
- Learner View (what students think about our College)

The Matrix Standard Matrix

The quality standard for information advice and guidance services, the Matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. Re-accreditation achieved in May 2015.


Positive about Disabled People Positive about Disabled People This 'Double Tick' symbol is a a recognised achievement awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who demonstrate their commitment to employing and encouraging disabled people in the workplace.
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