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Our Vision & Values

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IQ is committed to making a positive difference in the qualifications industry and so with this in mind our key values were put in place. These values are what set us apart from other generic awarding organisations and the application of these values ensures we are consistently providing high quality service, support and commitment to our clients, which in turn enables us to contribute to the growth of the industry around us.

What are our values?

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The value of an awarding brand is dependent upon the integrity of its assessment process. We have sought to be best in class, and are committed to excellence in customer service and product quality. IQ is unique in utilising peer group review as an integral part of the centre approval process and in having the ability to levy penalties on members should serious and systematic malpractice occur. We believe that by protecting the integrity of the brand, our members benefit from the value of the brand.


We believe that by providing an environment in which member centres are stakeholders in the brand, we can offer a more influential organisation with stronger brand awareness, better products and a network that benefits all stakeholders.


Our structure encourages member centres to engage in the governance of the awarding organisation and have real influence in its operation and direction of travel. It is an example of where the sum of the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.


IQ values and promotes long term partnership. We recognise the value that is brought to the delivery of education and assessment by our members and are committed to sharing success and recognising the added value of such partnerships over the long term.


Our pricing policy is transparent and consistent with the provision of a quality product, service and maintenance of a respected brand. Our aim is to be competitive and consistent.