Response to IfATE Mandatory Qualifications Criteria




Policy Consultations


IfATE held a consultation on its Mandatory Qualifications Criteria. IfATE proposed restricting the scope for 

Response to IfATE Mandatory Qualifications Criteria PDF

In its decision, IfATE largely adopted its proposals, but provided greater flexibility by: 

  • Expanding the definition of ‘Labour Market Requirements’ to include qualifications which support progression through an established career path,  
  • Expanding the definition of ‘Regulatory and legal requirement’ to include qualifications which fulfil non-regulatory legal requirements,  
  • Permitting, in exceptional circumstances, qualifications to deliver content which goes beyond the occupational standard, and 
  • Clarifying the integration with the EPA and setting out the aims integration must achieve rather than prescribing a particular approach.