After a decade of experience in the Madrassah sector, Faith Associates developed a Quality Standards Framework to help Madrassahs raise standards in key areas relating to management and teaching; policies and procedures, structure and management, staff recruitment, student admissions, teaching strategies, curriculum, assessment and child protection.

The Madrassah Quality Standard Framework (MQSF) – will allow Madrassahs to improve standards and measure their performance against standardised benchmarks, from which Madrassahs will be audited and awarded either bronze (mizan), silver (kausar) or gold (firdaus) accreditations. Any Madrassah that adheres to the MQSF will automatically be part of the National Association of Madrassahs (NAM).

The Madrassah Quality Standards Framework (MQSF) also provides an auditing mechanism to measure the performance of Madrassahs and Islamic Supplementary Schools against the eight MQSF frameworks (outlined below), which have a number of standards each.

Framework 1 Policies & Procedures (Standards PP0-PP13)
Framework 2 Structure & Management (Standards SM1-SM8)
Framework 3 Staff Recruitment & HR (Standards HR1-HR4)
Framework 4 Student Admissions (Standards SA1-SA4)
Framework 5 Teaching Strategies (Standards TS1-TS3)
Framework 6 Madrassah Curriculum (Standards MC1-MC6)
Framework 7 Performance Assessment (Standards PA1)
Framework 8 Child Protection (StandardsCP1-CP9)