CIEH added that it has been working with the FSA to ensure CIEH qualifications were in line with the new rules and worked with existing qualifications.
CIEH’s director for Wales, Kate Thompson, said the organisation was disappointed that many issues in its consultation response were not taken on board. She added: “We are keen to continue our engagement with members to understand the impact of the changes and whether they deliver the stated outcomes.”
Jon Buttolph, CIEH’s head of membership, said: “We have worked extensively with the FSA to ensure that our qualifications align with their new requirements, and on mapping our existing qualifications to their competency framework. We will continue to work with employers to meet their needs and ensure that practitioners have the skillset that is required in an evolving landscape.”