The EFQM Levels of Excellence programme

EFQM Levels of Excellence

EFQM Levels of ExcellenceEFQM Levels of Excellence is Europe's leading certification programme for recognising high levels of organisational performance.

It is based on the EFQM Excellence Model and is suitable for any organisation, regardless of location, size or sector.

With two levels that follow rigorous and independent assessment processes, EFQM Levels of Excellence can help your organisation plan, measure and benchmark its route to improving and maintaining its performance.

Committed to Excellence

EFQM Committed to Excellence

If your organisation is starting out on its excellence journey, EFQM Committed to Excellence will help you to identify areas for improvement and introduce initiatives to address them. 

Recommended for Excellence

EFQM Recognised for Excellence

If your organisation is already well on its way to achieving sustainable excellence, EFQM Recognised for Excellence will provide a thorough external analysis of its overall performance and achievements.

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What's in it for you?

Gaining EFQM certification is evidence to internal and external stakeholders that your organisation has achieved a high standard of performance excellence. Many organisations find this formal recognition increasingly important for winning contract bids and tenders.

You will receive a valuable feedback report to help you unlock your potential as an organisation, and identify opportunities for ongoing improvement. This will help you continue your journey to achieving sustainable excellence.

Certification is valid for 2 years and successful organisations are listed on both our Directory of Excellence and EFQM's Levels of Excellence database. They are also able to use the appropriate logo to promote their achievement.

Recognised for ExcellenceAny organisation can apply

Any organisation can apply from small and medium-sized enterprises and large businesses to public sector and voluntary organisations, charities and not-for-profits. Business units within an organisation are also eligible.

We can help

We can arrange for external support to help you through the process if required, including publications, training and workshops, as well as advice and guidance from your assessor.

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For more information about how we can help your organisation get formal excellence certification, please contact Ian Swain on 020 7654 5009 or contact us online.