Workforce development


Professional Qualifications and Awards for enterprises and those who support them

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is and Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs Academy (IOEE) and a Small Firms development initiative (SFEDI) approved Center.

This means we can deliver professional enterprise qualifications from level one to seven

It could be an entrepreneur needing the toolbox to start a business or a support professional providing advice and guidance to help a business grow.

The Chamber can provide recognition at the highest level or take you through a learning journey to achieve this status through SFEDI qualifications.

About SFEDI and IOOE

Widely recognised as the pre requisite standard for enterprise and professional enterprise support SFEDI Awards was founded in 2007 creating the first dedicated Awarding Organisation specialising in business enterprise and business support, SFEDI Awards recognises all those who invest in enterprise learning and development.

The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs was founded in 2010 and is the professional body for business enterprise and business support professional.

Shaping the Business Leaders of tomorrow

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has the unique privilege to be a nationally approved End Point Assessment organisation for Management Apprenticeships from supervisory to operational to senior leaders at levels three to seven.

What is end point assessment, when an apprentice finished their apprenticeship it’s not the training provider who conducts the final assessment it is now the employer’s choice as to who they choose to carry out this final independent assessment which is the end point of the apprenticeship leading to the qualification.

This is where they can choose the Chamber to conduct this crucial final stage of an apprentice’s journey and qualification.

A lot of higher-level apprentices undertake their apprenticeship alongside an academic qualification such as a degree giving the knowledge then proving the practical application through the apprenticeship and recognised through successful assessment via the Chamber as an End Point assessment organisation.

To find out more please contact: robert@suffolkchamber.co.uk