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Northern Ireland work-based training reform

As part of changes to apprenticeships in Northern Ireland, the design of new high-quality hospitality programmes that reflect the professional standards today’s industry needs is well underway.

To date, this development has produced new hospitality frameworks for both chef and hospitality pathways at levels 2 and 3, which can be viewed below:

Join our upcoming consulation events to help shape the content of new apprenticeships

As part of the next stage in the design of new apprenticeships for hospitality, tourism and retail in Northern Ireland, we are inviting employer and provider input to shape the content of new apprenticeships for production chef, tourism (visitor servicing) and retail. The consultation provides an opportunity for employers to contribute to their development, and make sure that the new professional standards are right for their business and the industry.  

How to get involved

Register to attend one of the consultation events:  

Hospitality & tourism: Tuesday 13 November at The Mac, Belfast

  • 10am -12pm – Production chef consultation
  • 2pm - 4pm – Tourism (visitor servicing) consultation

​Retail: Wednesday 14 November at Belfast Met Springvale Campus, e3 Building

  • 10am-12pm - Retail consultation

To reserve your place please respond to jean.snaith@people1st.co.uk or tel: 07919 624832 noting which event you wish to attend. 

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a telephone consultation, please contact jean.snaith@people1st.co.uk


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