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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.

Following a period of consultation with employers, learning providers and key stakeholders to gain valuable feedback we have produced new framework standards and an approach to assessment for the following four occupations:   

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.

As part of this final phase of consultation, please review the revised framework standard and feedback any comments to us via email by 13 April 2017. This is your opportunity to have your say and make sure the updates accurately reflect the competencies required. If you would prefer to speak to us directly, please email NIOF@people1st.co.uk.