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Employability Practitioner Standard APPROVED – Launching Soon!

07 November 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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Employability Practitioner Standard APPROVED – Launching Soon!

The IEP are pleased to announce that the Employability Trailblazer Employer Group (ETEG) have secured the approval from the IfA for the Employability Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard (Level 4).

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has published the Standard on their website, a link to which you can view here 

The approval of the IfA to develop the standard began back in March 2017 and follows a great deal of debate and collaboration with colleagues in the ETEG who have worked tirelessly to bring it to this point.

The final stage of this development is already underway; seeking the approval for the End Point Assessment Plan which has now been submitted to the panel. Once this is approved we wilkl be advised of the funding band for the standard which is only, at this point, showing an indicative figure and we expect this to rise significantly in time for launch.

Speaking on behalf of the ETEG, IEP Chairman Scott Parkin FIEP said "I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved as a group in reaching approval for this Standard. The ETEG is made up of a large number of providers across the wider skills and employability landscape and the Standard has afforded us the opportunity to come together to provide a Standard that works for us all. 

Through this Standard we are developing the opportunity for employability practitioners, from a range of settings such as back to work programmes, careers advice and guidance, housing, probation, health, social care to apprenticeships and skills development to

progress their careers in their chosen field.  It will also provide many more benefits for the customers we all serve, improving outcomes for all.’

As stated the final stage in the development of this Standard is the approval of the Assessment Plan and the provision of a Funding Band. We will keep you up to date with developments in the Standard but in the meantime if you would like to get involved or require any more information please do contact either myself at or Claire Illingworth at