The new Outdoor Trailblazer Apprenticeships are employer and sector led. External Quality Assurance (EQA) is required to ensure the end-point assessment of all apprenticeships is valid, consistent and reliable across end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs).
The EQA body will monitor the requirements of the apprenticeship assessment plan independently of whoever has delivered the assessment and where or when the assessment is carried out.
IOL has met all of the approval requirements of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) and are recognised as the External Quality Assurance Provider for the outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship.
The Trailblazer employer group that created the Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship chose a professional body-led EQA approach provided by the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL). This means that…