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Update on the progress of senior leader review

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The Trailblazer have now agreed the wording of a revised draft of the occupational standard and we have launched a consultation of this on their behalf. The consultation is available and we and the Trailblazer look forward to receiving responses from all interested parties by the deadline of Wednesday 29 April.

In the light of the coronavirus and the impact that it is having on all parties with an interest in the future of this standard, since my last blog, we have agreed with the Trailblazer to decouple the development of the standard and EPA plan with only the former now due for submission in May as detailed in the revised timeline.

  Action Date Status
1 IFATE/Trailblazer evidence gathering from training providers and employers delivering the standard 16-27 March Completed
2 Remote Intensive workshop with the trailblazer to develop a first draft of a policy compliant revised occupational standard 18 March Completed
3 Finalise redrafting of the occupational standard 23 March - 3 April Completed
4 Trailblazer consultation on revised occupational standard 8-29 April
5 Consult IFATE Peer Reviewer and Worldskills on the draft occupational standard 11-15 May
6 Remote intensive workshop to revise the occupational standard following consultation feedback results 5 May
7 Finalise occupational standard 6-19 May
8 Final checks of standard and submission 19-20 May
9 Remote intensive workshop to revise the End-Point Assessment plan so that it is policy compliant and aligns with the revised standard 1-5 June
10 Trailblazer to request costings from training providers and an end-point assessment organisation to inform IFATE’s funding band recommendation 10 June
11 Finalise EPA plan and revisit standard to check for any knock-on effects on KSBs to enable grading descriptors 6-17 July
12 Draft EPA reviewed by Education Advisor 20-24 July
13 Finalisation of EPA plan and costings 27 July – 23 August
14 Final checks of standard, EPA plan and costings 26 August – 10 September
15 Final checks of EPA Plan and submission 10-16 September

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