How to become an Accredited Employer Partner

The first step in the application process is establishing the level of accreditation that is right for your organisation. Please review the EPP Standards grid which outlines the standards to achieve at each of the three levels.

Once you have determined the level of accreditation you wish to apply for, please download the appropriate application form below. You will need to provide clear evidence of reflection on the learning outcomes undertaken by your organisation in order to be successful with your application.

Application forms


Become an Employer Partner

Gold Employer

Become a Gold Employer Partner

Platinum Employer

Become a Platinum Employer Partner

What happens next?

Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive confirmation and feedback from a member of the EPP team who will then support you through the rest of the application process. On successful completion, we will send you the relevant Employer Partner logo and provide access to the dedicated employer area of the STEP website where you can take advantage of a range of resources.

If you have any questions or need any assistance please email [email protected]


If you are an existing Partner wanting to renew your accreditation at the end of your three year term, please complete a renewal application in full and return it to [email protected] along with your organisation’s most up to date learning and development policy. Please speak to a member of the EPP team if you would like to apply to upgrade to a higher level of accreditation.