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Level 3 Cultural Learning and Participation Officer

Plan, organise and co‑ordinate artistic and cultural education

Cultural Learning and Participation Officers (CLPO) plan, organise and co-ordinate artistic and cultural education workshops, schedules of activity and community engagement projects that will vary in duration.

The activities that are planned, organised and co-ordinated by the CLPO, typically include teaching arts, culture and heritage subjects, creative workshops, visits, talks, performances, festivals, events and digital arts, using online content and social networks as appropriate.

Activities may be accessed in cultural venues, online (through delivering webinars) and in other settings for example schools, hospitals, prisons and community settings such as care homes.


13 months, minimum.

Overview of the role

CLPOs work to agreed internal and external activity briefs which will usually be focused on subjects and themes associated with their organisation. The brief will outline key requirements for example: implement a series of artistic workshops or events. CLPOs are required to gain the necessary knowledge about the subject or theme prior to the activity taking place by undertaking research about it and applying their own learning and skills to design, implement and deliver in ways deemed appropriate for the participant. They will need to consider the impact of cultural differences, how to overcome barriers to inclusion and demonstrate the social benefits of engaging with hard to reach groups.


The apprenticeship includes independent assessment to check the apprentice’s overall performance against the standard.

The end-point assessment will include:

  • Project, report and presentation
  • Professional discussion with portfolio of evidence

Independent end-point assessment happens when the employer, apprentice and trainer/assessor are satisfied that the apprentice is working consistently at or above the level set out in the apprenticeship standard.

Entry requirements

  • Working at Level 1 maths and English.
  • Employers may also have their own entry requirements.
  • Before taking the end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve Level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A*–C or 9–4). You will have an experienced tutor who will support you to work towards these qualifications.

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