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Awards & Accreditations

RACC has won several awards for its work over recent years. An explanation of the significance of each award is given below:


Matrix Accreditation

Matrix Logo

The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. It promotes the delivery of high quality information, advice and/or guidance by ensuring organisations review, evaluate and develop their service; encourage the take up of professionally recognised qualifications and the continuous professional development of their staff.


Learning and Skills Beacon Status

Learning and skills beacon

Learning and Skills Beacon Status recognises excellent institutions that deliver high quality teaching and learning and are well led and managed to share that good practice with others. RACC is required to disseminate on its three areas of specialism which are employer engagement, adult learning and community outreach on a national basis.



Positive About Disabled People

Positive About Disabiled People

Organisations who are entitled to use this logo make five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled people. These commitments ensure that disabled people are supported by employers and treated fairly at every stage of their selection and employment.



British Council

British Council

Our EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses are approved by the British Council.





Go Green Richmond upon Thames Advanced Award

Go Green Award

Richmond Adult Community College has been accredited with the Go Green Richmond upon Thames Advanced Award for green initiatives at its Clifden Centre in the use of energy, recycling water and waste and greener travel. The Clifden site carbon footprint has been reduced by 26% with the installation of new boilers



The Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER)

The IQER of RACC’s HE provision was carried out in May 2011 by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) with an outcome of full confidence in the academic standards and quality of learning opportunities in the HE provision offered by the College.

Click here to read the review.

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