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Licenced Assessment Bodies

The Advice Services Alliance currently has three licenced assessment bodies

  • Age UK — who assess local AgeUK’s for the AQS as part of their Information and Advice Quality Framework (IAQF)
  • Citizens Advice — who assess Local Citizens Advice for the AQS as part of their Membership Standards Framework
  • Recognising Excellence — who assess all other advice services who wish to apply for the AQS independently

These are the only organisations who are currently licenced by the Advice Services Alliance to assess against the AQS.

We welcome discussions with other organisations who provide quality marks to the advice sector and would like to consider the Advice Quality Standard are part of their offer.

The Advice Services Alliance is about to embark on a major revamp of the quality assurance processes for the licenced bodies in order to produce best practice assessment amongst all assessors.