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Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) – Occupational Maps

Known as IfATE, we work with employers to develop, approve, review and revise apprenticeships and technical qualifications. We are transforming and improving the skills system by putting employers at the heart and making it easier to navigate for all.

An independent chair oversees IfATE, leading a board of employers and business leaders to shape our work. Our work aims to make sure apprenticeships and technical education are of the highest quality. This helps to give every employer and individual the skills they need to succeed.

What are the occupational maps and what can I use them for?

The occupational maps are simply a way of showing the relationships that exist between education, qualifications, apprenticeships and occupations in England. We call them maps because they help people to find their way through the careers and training landscape more easily.

The occupational maps let you explore occupations by searching for a specific job, or browsing broader types of jobs. These occupations are shown on cards, along with details of relevant apprenticeships and other technical education qualifications, and possible career progression.

Occupational Maps: Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

Click on the link above to explore more!

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen