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Update on the Level 3 apprenticeship standards for the Library, Information and Archive Services

08 July 2019   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Gus MacDonald
Update on the Level 3 apprenticeship standards for the Library, Information and Archive Services sector

In December 2018 the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) formally approved the Level 3 Library, Information and Archive Services Assistant standard ready to use. You can find the Standard here.

The next priority is to get everything in place so employers can start using in it. The two things needed are: A Training Provider to deliver the 20% formal learning element and an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) to offer independent assessment of the apprentices at the end of the process.

Several Training Providers have expressed interest to the Trailblazer group in delivering the training. If you are an interested Training Provider that hasn’t been in touch yet, please contact Julie Bell and Jacqueline Cheline.

CILIP wants to be an EPAO for the Standard and has begun the formal process of registering as an EPAO.

What do we need from employers?

The key thing to help both the Training Providers and the EPAO develop the resources, structures and sustainable business models is an awareness of demand. It would really help us if you could complete this survey so we can gauge demand.

We are looking forward to the day the first apprentices enrol on the Standard and even more so the day when they successfully complete. We will be working hard with our partners and the profession to make that a reality as quickly as we can.

Banner image: IdeaStore, Canary Wharf by Matt Jones and is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


Joanne Cornish says...
Posted 16 July 2019
Hello Emma, the Apprenticeship will be available to any employer that wants to use it. If they pay into the Levy Tax they will be able to draw down funds to help cover costs too. We are working very hard with Training Providers to set up all the resources needed to deliver, unfortunately we do not have an exact date for that yet. If you would like to be kept informed of progress send me an email and we can add you to our apprenticeship email circulation list. You can find more details on being an apprentice here: .
Emma Gray says...
Posted 10 July 2019
Hello, I'm a school librarian full time - will this be available to me to and when will it be? Thanks

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