MATAC Awards founder is Master Barry Cook who began his Martial Arts career in 1979. He founded MATAC Awards as a way to help his students and fellow Martial Artists gain professional and regulated training in all areas of running a Martial Arts school, from Ofqual registered teaching/Coaching qualifications, right through to First Aid and School Policy Administration. Barry holds formal Ofqual qualifications in Teaching, Assessing, and IQA, as well as being a graduate holding a BA (Honours) degree and has 42 years of practical experience within the Martial Arts. levels 1-6 at

Lead the way with solid professional training

Our course instructors all hold formal teaching and training qualifications and are registered with multiple awarding organisations (AO) and have many years of teaching experience. Our fully qualified assessors and verifiers are well trained to assess both occupational competence and vocational skill to help support you to achieve your qualification.

The Martial Arts content or pathway that we interlace into each qualification is done by senior Martial Artists across a variety of disciplines who hold a minimum of 8th Dan or above.

Full CPD Accreditation

What is CPD? It stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities that professionals undertake in order to develop and enhance their skills and abilities.

This then facilitates people to become conscious and proactive in their learning, rather than neglecting it or doing it passively or reactively. CPD is a deliberate commitment by professionals to enhance their skills and proficiency as they progress in their career.

It is usually taught using different methodologies such as workshops, courses, conferences, and e-learning, and is intended to increase professional development.

Having CPD accredited training certification demonstrates that an individual has sought and undertaken professional study that is regulated and accredited by a formal CPD awarding body.

Fully Ofqual Regulated

As well as offering full CPD accreditation within our courses, we are also a fully regulated Ofqual qualifications provider and deliver a number of formal qualifications that come directly from Ofqual.

We are an approved training centre (ATC) and adhere to a number of professional standards and policies in order to deliver optimised formal and professional qualifications in the form of Ofqual awards.

Having this level of durability and flexibility allows us to offer our potential clients fully customizable and practical qualifications that will fit their environments perfectly, whether they require accredited continuing professional development awards or formal Ofqual qualifications.