PLYMOUTH-BASED company Accountancy Plus Training is the first training provider to be awarded full certification in the Training Quality Standard (TQS) with Excellence in Accounting.

The award comes after the company passed the TQS Part B having already achieved full certification in Part A last year.

TQS is an assessment framework that recognises and celebrates the best organisations delivering training and development solutions. It was developed by The Learning and Skills Council, and is a prestigious achievement that can only be attained by the best. The use of the Training Quality Standard mark shows that the organisations certificated understand and exceed employers’ needs.

They say: “Certification against the Training Quality Standard is tough to achieve, so we can be confident in endorsing organisations to employers. Consequently, the Standard is something which organisations can aspire to, and be proud of when they achieve it."

Accountancy Plus, were one of only a few providers or colleges to have achieved this recognition in 2010, and so are delighted to be singled out for “excellence in accounting” for the second year running. This is the latest in a series of acknowledgments for the company who are also Investors in People and Matrix Standard accredited, along with being the only training provider in the South West to be endorsed by the Learning & Skills Council as a Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Accounting. It has also been praised in a report by the Adult Learning Inspectorate as “one of the best training providers in the country.”

Simon Deane, managing director of Accountancy Plus, said: “We are delighted once again to be recognised. We are entrusted to increase the skills of staff members in some of the best organisations in the South West and the use of the TQS mark means that their trust is verified.”