The College holds the national Quality in Careers Standard. Achieving the Standard was important to the College as it was a “stamp of approval” that the College is doing well with its careers provision. The College found the Standard’s alignment of its national assessment criteria with the Gatsby Benchmarks was especially helpful.

Luton Sixth Form College

The Quality in Careers Standard (assessed and awarded by CSW Group as the Licensed Awarding Body) provides the school with recognition of the high quality of its careers education, information, advice, and guidance provision for all students, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed when they move on from the school.

Oaks Park School

The school is “very proud to have successfully achieved the Quality in Careers Standard, through the Awarding Body, CSW – Investor in Careers” and is now a full holder of the award for the next three years. This reflects the school’s strong commitment to provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Critchill School

It’s helped me build upon my knowledge and skills, and further understand my role as a Project Manager. It will help me build my professional portfolio.

Devon and Cornwall PoliceZoey

Completing the CMI L3 Award in Project Management has been of real benefit to me and my organisation. My new skills have allowed me to work more effectively; the theory based and best practice models will support me when managing projects in the future and have given me the confidence to manage larger scale projects.

Devon & Somerset Fire ServiceEmployee

Thanks for giving me the tools and confidence to take my business further in terms of digital marketing.  The course tutor, Rich, gave examples and his experience of real-life businesses which made it much more relatable.  I’ve come away with a wealth of knowledge to put into practice and build my mindfulness coaching business.


Great to have an Electric Vehicle Charging evening course through SMART SKILLS for the team to attend. It meant they did not have to take time away from their workload to gain the qualification, which will add to the services the business can provide in the way of renewable technologies.


Thanks to the tutor’s advice and the increased engagement following the Digital Presence course, we have just shared our second best-performing post on LinkedIn, with the highest engagement rate achieved so far, I think we can call this a result!

BRL ArchitectsRosalind

Thanks to SMART SKILLS, I feel more positive about work and how I can increase the brand awareness of my business and the services available. I feel empowered and have lots of exciting new ideas to implement to help my business continue to grow.

Julia Woollacott PhotographyJulia

Thanks to help from SMART SKILLS, 48 members of staff will be taking part in a tailored training package, ensuring our team are ready to build relationships and share their professional work with the community. We hope this will help the business grow and move into a new area of business development and lead generation.

Bright SolicitorsJordan