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AELP Briefing Paper No. 11 - DWP Commissioning Strategy: 'AELP will continue to back the work of the IEP...'

The Employers' Forum For Reducing Re-offending (EFFRR) is pleased to offer you a unique opportunity to see prison industry in action

DWP Commissioning Strategy

The wage incentive for the Youth Contract is stopping. You must have employed the young person before 6 August 2014 to be eligible

Department for Work and Pensions is to launch a commercial process under which Remploy Employment Services would leave the public sector by March 2015

Paying the Price: The long road to recovery

DWP: Universal Credit statistics

The Telegraph: Anger over attempt to strip benefits from depressed claimants who refuse therapy 

It’s one year since the launch of the Disability Confident campaign

Nearly a million more people are in work compared to a year ago

Young black men want to be judged on merit not stereotypes, says research 

Help shape future resources and boost Apprenticeship sale, take part in this survey and have your say

Work Programme providers meet contract targets for all long term jobseekers

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10 Sept Jim Carley, Employment & Skills Bid Writing Course   

17 Sept EFFRR, see prison industry in action 


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IEP Means business

If you are an employer organisation that provides employment related services, IEP can help you raise your performance through qualifications and training that supports the continued professional development needs of your management teams and frontline staff team. 

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What's in it for me?

If your role entails helping your clients into sustainable employment, then IEP is the membership institute for you.  

We can provide you with access to externally accredited professional status, qualifications, training and other career enhancement services. IEP's professional memebrship is recognised by HMRC and offers a range of discounts which means you can recoup your membership fee.

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Qualifications Update



Qualifications Review Update



It’s an exciting week for the review, as we are making draft new qualifications for the sector and fifteen new units of competency available for comment and review. 


The new units and redesign of the level 3 qualifications (Award, Certificate and Diploma) are based on feedback received during the first phase of consultation with the sector. 


We’d love to gain your feedback and ideas!  There’s no need to review all the drafts, as we’d value your comments on just the ones that interest you the most.  We appreciate how busy every job role is in our sector. 


If you would like to review the draft documents and provide comments and suggestions, please go the IEP blog on this website.  Simply download the draft documents that interest you and then make your amendments, remembering to track the changes.  Please include feedback from people in your organisation who you think are experts or shining stars in particulars areas covered by the units. 



Then email the draft documents to The closing date for comments is COB Monday, 18 August 2014.


Strategies to increase the uptake of the qualifications are being developed as part of the review project.  They include:


    • Learning pathway infographic which includes the newly launched MSc in Employability Leadership;

    • Methods to gauge the uptake and impact of the qualifications on learners’ performance and productivity;

    • Guidance on optional units that are appropriate for key job roles in the sector;

    • Methods to promote the alignment of CPD activities to the ERS qualifications;

    • Mapping of a typical ERS induction programme to the new units in the Award; and

    • Options for funding of the new qualifications.


The IEP would love to hear your views on these topics.  If you would like to contribute, please email your ideas and comments to by COB Monday 25 August 2014.


Declan Swan MIEP, IEP Director