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Costs

Accreditation benefits - justifying the cost

The price for the Work Experience Quality Standard varies according to the size and complexity of your organisation.


Various factors are taken into consideration when calculating the cost of the Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation, due to the number of audit days required. These factors include the size of your organisation including number of premises, number of projects and volunteer roles and also the number of staff and volunteers to be interviewed.

Our two year accreditation cost covers your audit days as well as:

  • Feedback from your adviser on your self-assessment
  • Access to factsheets and guides to help you develop your provision
  • Access to resources via the Fair Train extranet, on the password protected pages of the website
  • Unlimited support via telephone or email tailored to your individual needs
  • Free vacancy posts for work experience related roles
  • Free subscription to the Fair Train e-newsletter with tailored sector news
  • Support with marketing your accreditation
  • A personalised certificate valid for two years
  • Permission to use the Work Experience Quality Standard logo on stationery and branding
  • Invitation to join communities of practice to learn from industry experts
  • Free PR pack to maximise publicity of your accreditation
  • Discounts on a range of CPD and events
  • Opportunity to be nominated for a work experience outstanding achievement award

The fees shown below cover a period of two years from the date of registration. Organisations who apply to increase their level during this period will pay the difference between the fee for their current level and the fee for the new level claimed.

Employer Costs

Number of equivalent full time paid employees

Bronze

Silver

Gold

0-10

£100

£150

£200

11-50

£200

£350

£500

51-250

£500

£750

£1,000

251-10,000

£1,000

£1,500

£2,000

10,001+

£2,000

£2,500

£3,000


Learning Provider Costs

Annual turnover in the
last year (£)

Bronze

Silver

Gold

0 - 500,000

£250

£500

£1,000

500,001 - 999,999

£1,000

£1,500

£2,000

1 million+

£2,000

£2,500

£3,000


Learning Provider and Employer Costs

Organisations who wish to become accredited as an employer and a learning provider will be charged the higher rate only.

Become accredited with the Work Experience Quality Standard today.