The Improving Quality (IQ) Standard has been developed specifically for the not for profit sector. The 4 Elements of the standard cover all aspects of management and service delivery. Within each element there are a series of requirements that describe detailed good practice and basic legal requirements.

The IQ Standard is produced at 2 levels, Foundation and Progression.

Foundation level covers the key issues that all organisations have to consider, even the smallest ones.

Progression level ……

Organisations can use the Standard to assess themselves against and identify improvements. They can also use it to be externally accredited as meeting the requirements in the Standard.