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05 April 2019
Arts Therapist – Approved for delivery
The Arts Therapist Trailblazer is delighted to announce that the apprenticeship standard for Arts Therapist has been approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education and allocated a maximum funding of £17,000.

The approved Standard and Assessment plan can be found here.

Employers, training providers and apprentice assessment organisations can now prepare for delivery of the apprenticeship.

Stephen Sandford (Music Therapist & Allied Health Professions Lead East London NHS Foundation Trust) & Tim Wright (Art Therapist & Head of Arts Therapies West London NHS Trust)
Joint Chairs of the Trailblazer Group

“This achievement of approval of our Level 7 Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Plan is seminal for the arts therapies professions, it opens up the first ever government funded training route for art, drama and music therapists in England. Our sincere thanks are extended to all involved in this success, including employers from across statutory, charitable and private sector organisations and the integral contribution of our HEI Partners. We look forward to the next phase of Trailblazing – implementation of the standard and new arts therapies apprentices contributing to care across health, education and social care.”