Did you begin working in a Community Development role before 2011?*
If so AIEB has developed a pilot** process for those employed as a Community Worker but who do not hold an endorsed professional Community Work qualification to apply for a Statement of Individual Recognition.
* AIEB initiated endorsement of community work qualifications in 2011.
**The pilot will run for a time limited period of 6 months from 14th November 2022 until 31st May 2023.
Find out more about AIEB endorsed professional Community Work Qualifications
The Pilot AIEB Individual Recognition Scheme is a mechanism to support employed Community Work practitioners with extensive experience but without endorsed professional community work qualifications to gain professional recognition. This pilot initiative draws on practices used in other social professions and is an individual route to recognition of professional experience and practice. The pilot will run for a time limited period
Individuals can apply by completing the form below. Applicants meeting the specified criteria will be issued with a Statement of Recognition of Professional Community Work Experience and Practice. The Statement is issued in the form of a letter from AIEB and can be used as evidence of recognised professional experience and practice.
AIEB will keep a record of those to whom Statements of Recognition are issued. Upon request, AIEB will provide independent confirmation for employers, education and training providers and others as appropriate.
Applicants need to be aware that the Statement of Recognition is not a degree. These can only be conferred by HEIs.
To apply for the Statement of Individual Recognition of Professional Community Work Experience and Practice applicants must have:
- Commenced employment*** in a community development capacity before December 2010 and continued to be in community work roles since; and
- Be in a community work role for the equivalent of at least 50% part-time (18 hours per week), prior to and on an ongoing basis since 2010.
***In this case employment can include direct Community Work with communities, the management of community work practice and community work roles carried out on a consultancy basis.
Find out more
If you are interested in applying and have any questions, please email email@example.com
The pilot will run for a time limited period from 14th November 2022 and remain open for a 6-month period until 31st May 2023. It may be extended for a further period, subject to the evaluation. The pilot has been developed, and will be managed by the AIEB, as the recognised professional endorsing body for Community Work, on an all-island basis.