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Northern Ireland work-based training reform

The traineeship and apprenticeship system in Northern Ireland is about to undergo an exciting reform process - and hospitality has been selected as one of just two sectors to pilot the process of implementing new standards, designed by employers. People 1st is leading this curriculum development exercise with industry.   

This is your chance to contribute to their development, and make sure that the standards are right for your business, and for the Northern Ireland hospitality and visitor economy sector.

This reform allows traineeships and apprenticeships to be built from the ground up, focusing on the competencies today’s businesses need in short, concise professional standards for the industry. Sharing best practice and lessons learned from the ongoing English reform, they will be underpinned by qualifications and other relevant training and development activities.

Based on consultation feedback to date, the framework standard for the new work-based training programmes for the following four occupations is proposed: 

These roles do not cover the whole of the hospitality offer - however, they have been selected as the first four, with others following in time.  We need your input.  This will be a staged process, starting with the design of the standards, leading through to the detailed content and qualification specification. 

How to get involved. 

Take part in our quick online survey to give your views on the draft  framework standard for the key occupations under review.

We look forward to your input!  If you have any questions or would like to arrange a telephone consultation, please contact NIOF@people1st.co.uk