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Higher Apprenticeship Standard: Career Development Professionals - Approved

13 05.19

Great News:  At last it is official; the Higher Apprenticeship Standard and End Point Assessment for Career Development Professionals has been approved and signed off by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

This means that after many months of hard work, negotiation and drafting, employers, training providers and universities can now design a higher apprenticeship programme for the training of career development professionals, a title which includes careers advisers working with young people and adults and careers leaders working in schools and colleges.

Importantly for employers, this new higher apprenticeship has been allocated to Band 12, which means that they will be able to draw down up to £9.000 over two years to contribute to the cost of higher apprentice training. Employers of careers advisers and career leaders will be able to benefit as the qualification is flexible, enabling individuals to train to be either careers advisers or careers leaders through this new higher apprenticeship route.

The two year (24 months) apprenticeship route is at level 6 and includes “the attainment of a level 6 or higher career-related qualification (minimum of 60 credits) approved by the Career Development Institute as giving eligibility to the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. 

For more information please see the following documents:

The Standard is also available on-line as is the End Point Assessment (EPA)

As organisations become registered as Apprenticeship Training Providers or End Point Assessment Organisations their details will also appear on this web page.

The Career Development Institute will provide the External Quality Assurance (EQA) of the End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) for the Higher Apprenticeship Standard: Career Development Professional.

Over the coming weeks the CDI will produce a page in the Getting Qualified section of the website with the above information and any further information as this becomes available.