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AQS Holders

Welcome to the gateway to the Advice Quality Standard

This page will give you access to the members only area of the AQS website. Login to:

  • See the full Advice Quality Standard (version 2)
  • Find a training presentation on the recent revisions
  • Find useful links and ideas for gaining the AQS
  • Feedback your thoughts and comments to help improve the website

The website is under constant development so please contact us with any ideas you have for making the site more useful for you and your organisation in maintaining quality advice services.

Our Members section is only open to organisations who hold the Advice Quality Standard.

All organisations who are either

  •  current AQS holders or
  • applying for the AQS

have permission to access the Members section for AQS holders only. Access to this part of the website is one of the benefits of holding the AQS and is not accessible to non AQS organisations.

Existing holders of the AQS should go to the log in and create a password using the email address that is held by Recognising Excellence. Using the right email address is important – unless the system holds your email address you will not be able to log in.

The first time you log in, an automatic email will be sent to your email address asking you to confirm your subscription to this area of the site. Once you confirm,  you will be able to log into the AQS holders area by using your email address and a password of your choosing. Please make a note of the password as it is unique and if you forget it, you will need to repeat the process to create a new one.  If you do not receive the confirmation email, in the first instance please check all junk folders. If you definitely have not received it, please contact Recognising Excellence to check your email address is registered with us.

If you want to apply for the Advice Quality Standard, you can be given temporary access so that you can see this section of the site whilst you apply. This access will only last for three months after which your permission will expire. If you apply for the AQS during that period, the permission will be extended. We will only consider extensions without a live application in very exceptional circumstances.

To gain temporary permission, you should contact Amanda.jordan@recognisingexcellence.org.uk with an indication of your timetable for applying for the AQS and the email you wish to receive. You will then be issued with temporary permission and will have access to all benefits afforded to members through the website.