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Employability News 

Funding available for the MSc Employability Leadership

The Guardian: Letter: Prison education is imperilled by cuts

Public sector finances bulletin (Statistics - national statistics)

Work Programme Performance Management Regime provider guidance

Local partnership opportunities with Jobcentre Plus

 Government publishes employment outcomes for FE and skills providers 

The Independent: The most devastating failures by public services

Fit for Purpose - Transforming employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions

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

Employability Events

10 Sept Jim Carley, Employment & Skills Bid Writing Course   

17 Sept EFFRR, see prison industry in action 

 Diary Dates

4 Sept  Seetec Managerial Conference

9 Sept  IEP SQC Meeting

10 Sept  IEP Board Meeting

10 Sept  IEP Patrons Meeting

23 - 25 Sept  Remploy Staff Event

7 Oct  IEP Annual Fellows' Lecture

16 Oct  IEP Chairperson to speak at ICBE conference in Ireland

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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. 

Click here for a presentation on what we can do for you which shows you that IEP means business.



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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.

Click here for a presentation that shows you what you get for your money.

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 onto 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


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