Professional Bodies & Associations

Raising standards in your profession not only supports your members’ careers, but brings you to the forefront of your sector. We can work with you to develop new competency frameworks, qualifications and apprenticeships.

Our products and services can assist you in passing on best practice to members, benchmarking skills requirements and creating new member benefits. These all contribute to the improvement of business performance and the professionalisation of your sector or industry.


Apprenticeship Solutions

Apprenticeships provide an alternative route into professions. They provide employers access to a previously untapped pool of talent and many professional bodies have developed established apprenticeship programmes to add to their existing portfolio of professional qualifications.

We work with professional bodies and trade associations to develop and launch a range of apprenticeships, including the Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management in partnership with the CIPD and the Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management in partnership with the Association for Project Management.

Identify skills gaps in your organisation where apprentices could be a solution.
Build bespoke apprenticeship programmes using new or existing qualifications.
Create apprenticeship pathways for specialist job roles as part of an established apprenticeship framework.
Advise on accessing Government funding where in some cases 100% of apprentice training costs may be subsidised.

Qualifications & Assessment

Demand for professional vocational qualifications has increased significantly in recent years. We support professional bodies and trade associations in the creation of vocational qualifications and assessments. These support continuing professional development and help to attract new members.

Develop qualification structures to ensure desired learning outcomes.
Write units/modules to ensure clear understanding of goals and tasks.
Create assessment criteria to ensure that qualification goals have been suitably achieved.
Develop assessment strategies and assessment guidance to facilitate effective assessmentensure that learning outcomes are met.

Occupational Development

As the creators of UK national occupational standards, we can ensure that your training portfolio meets industry standards and members’ future needs.

Benchmarking your training and development programmes to national standards will ensure your members get the most out of their investment in workforce development.

Identify employee development needs by analysing your existing workforce's skill-set.
Assess your current training programmes to address changing skill requirements.
Develop employee competence frameworks for job functions to aid strategic organisational planning, workforce management, and project delivery.
Build bespoke training programmes to be delivered by our professionals or packaged for your in-house training.
Coach individuals and teams to enhance performance and boost morale.

Standards Development

Using our experience of developing UK national occupational standards we have the expertise to develop professional standards and competency frameworks your sector or industry.

Professional standards and competency frameworks inform qualifications, training programme design and CPD schemes. They are also a key tool for recruitment and performance management, and can be packaged as an invaluable member benefit.

Create functional maps to identify the functions that your members undertake.
Write professional standards and competency frameworks which detail the knowledge and skills required of your profession.
Review professional standards and competency frameworks in consultation with your members.
Develop toolkits to facilitate the use of your professional standards.


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