Quarte Quality Management System for Music Schools

Seal of approval for members of the Association of Music Schools of Switzerland

Incentive

With the Quarte certification procedure, developed by SQS, the quality of the music school offers will be ensured and further developed in the sense of minimum standards. Transparency for the stakeholders (authorities, students, parents, teachers etc.) will be achieved and a basis for official decisions (subsidisation etc.) created. The entry is possible either via the open label of the Swiss Association of Music Schools (VMS) or directly via the ISO norm 9001:2015.

Outcome

Systematically documented Management System which serves as a basis for negociations with the authorities concerning subsidies.

Target groups

All music schools which are members of the Swiss Association of Music Schools (VMS).

Validity

3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after 3 years.

Recognition

The SQS certificate Quarte complies with the norm ISO 9001 and is nationally recognized.

Combinations

Quarte is exclusively audited and certified in combination with ISO 9001 (Quality management) and ISO 29990 (Learning services for non-formal education and training).

Liliane Gabriel