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Provide specialist insight to support the development of apprenticeship standards, end point assessment plans and technical qualifications.  


“I am delighted to be able to support this important work using the experience I have gained in the sector across a number of different disciplines. I started my career as an apprentice, and now, as a C-level executive, I am pleased to be able to support future entrants into the world of work.” 

“B”, Peer Reviewer since 2018 

What does a Peer Reviewer do? 

Peer reviewers are sector specialists who provide independent scrutiny of apprenticeship standards, end point assessment plans and technical qualifications as part of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE’s) rigorous approvals process. To protect their independent status, peer reviewers and the commentary they provide are kept anonymous.  


We update this page regularly to show upcoming opportunities to join our register of peer reviewers.  

Current opportunities - apply now!

We are currently seeking individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas: 


  • all areas



  • substation fitter 
  • steeplejack
  • carpentry and joinery
  • those with experience of teaching at L2 and L3 (all areas)  


Creative and Design

  • theatre technicians
  • prop maker / prop technician
  • all other areas 

Legal Services

  • All areas, particularly those with experience of teaching


Protective Services

  • Community safety advisers (fire safety in businesses for example)
  • Probation Service workers


 What we’re looking for 

  • an employer or an employee working in an operational capacity in their sector within the UK, or an individual with current experience of teaching in the UK at Level 2 and above
  • track-record of professional achievement and success  
  • knowledge and experience of the day-to-day realities of working in their sector 
  • keen appreciation of current and future sector skills needs  
  • credibility to influence and make judgements about the quality of skills training 
  • passion for driving real change and making a difference 
  • understanding of and commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • must have experience teaching and / or working in the UK and must have a UK bank account


Peer reviewers are contracted to review materials on a flexible, ad hoc basis.  Workload varies from one or two reviews up to several a year, depending on need. Reviews typically the up to four hours to complete, and primarily take the form of question templates with occasional opportunities to attend virtual meetings with IfATE colleagues.  


A flat fee is paid per review. Additional fees, where relevant, paid on an hourly basis. 

Length of appointment 

Currently, an initial term taking you up to November 2025 – may be extended by mutual agreement. 

How to apply  

Please email us to request an Expression of Interest form or, if you’re thinking of applying, but have some questions, we’d be happy to arrange an informal chat.  


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Published 21 December 2023
Last updated 21 March 2024
(KS, NS)