information for organisations - delivering the peep progression pathway

Peep Progression Pathway qualification units for parents are delivered and assessed by practitioners who have completed Peep Learning Together Programme (LTP) Training and Peep Progression Pathway Training, and are part of a local Delivery Centre (see below). Units are awarded by SCQF and are credit rated by SQA.  Full guidance and procedures are provided in the training.

Join our next free Pathway Information Session for practitioners and managers 
 to find out more about using the Peep Progression Pathway with your local families:
Thursday 25th April 3.30- 4.30pm
 > Email us and we'll send you a Teams link for your calendar:  pathway@peeple.org.uk

You can deliver the Pathway units as part of your usual Peep groups sessions. For each assessment criterion there are several LTP topics that you (and families) can choose between, so that you can build a course which suits local interests and needs. Clear guidance and bespoke programmes are available. 

The units are assessed entirely by portfolio with each assessment criterion linking to a single portfolio page. Through this portfolio the parents reflect on their own child’s development and their role as first educator. This enables them to recognise their existing skills and knowledge and build on these through the session content and its application in everyday life.

The qualifications units are recognised by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England) on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF - which accredits qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland).  

Each unit costs £10 per learner, including portfolio quality assurance and certification.

Pathway units are being successfully delivered with learners in a variety of settings across the UK, including:

  • in Peep groups or one-to-one in the home - indoors or outdoors
  • in Inverness prison with dads
  • through social work with foster carers, kinship carers and volunteers
  • in high schools (pupil matched to a family and completes the unit as well as the parent)
  • in community centres, libraries, early years settings, schools and health centres

how to become a delivery centre for the peep progression pathway

Organisations or individuals wishing to deliver the Peep Progression Pathway will work with Peeple. They will become a Delivery Centre and a member of staff will take the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) role. Peeple will support the organisation to source an IQA officer where this is not possible. The practitioner will usually act as the assessor too.

A delivery centre is an organisation, local authority or constituted group that has the capacity to deliver the Peep Progression Pathway, carry out Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) and liaise with Peeple on External Quality Assurance (EQA). 

Every delivery centre must have:

  • identified at least one suitable Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) Officer
  • identified at least one suitable Assessor
  • the capacity and administration processes to collect and safely store learner information
  • signed service level agreement and data sharing agreement
  • organisational policies and procedures in place that support effective responses to learner needs, complaints or appeals.

> For further details, please see our Guide: How to become a Peep Progression Pathway Delivery Centre.

the learner journey

Take a look at our flowchart, which shows the journey a learner may take on the Peep Progression Pathway. 

If possible, it's good practice to encourage all parents to create a portfolio showing how they have reflected on Peep learning and put it into practice, even if they don’t want to submit it for formal recognition. Completed portfolios are like a ‘keepsake book’, and parents treasure them both as a reflection of their own learning and as a keepsake about their child. They may contribute evidence to show the impact of Peep sessions and can also be a useful resource for parents to share with professionals during development checks or transition meetings, for example.

The social practice model of learning offered by the Peep Progression Pathway supports parents to build ‘learner identity’. This makes further learning or vocational progression more likely, and has a range of other wellbeing benefits. There will be a number of progression options for learners to explore, including further studying, volunteering or seeking employment. 

find out more:

> Contact us at pathway@peeple.org.uk to get started or with any questions.