EPA Best Practice Webinar for Training Providers & EPAOs

The ESFA is continuing its series of apprenticeship-focused webinars with an upcoming event covering a topic that’s close to our own hearts – end-point assessment (EPA). The EPA best practice webinar will provide an overview of the ESFA’s new guidance for training providers and EPAOs. This will outline the roles and responsibilities of every party … Continue reading EPA Best Practice Webinar for Training Providers & EPAOs

Apprenticeship Incentive Payments Extended

The Government has extended the claim period of the apprenticeship incentive payment for businesses taking on new apprentices. Businesses can now claim the £3,000 payment up until the end of January 2022. At the Conservative party conference earlier this month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that he has ringfenced £500m to support people returning to work … Continue reading Apprenticeship Incentive Payments Extended

New ESFA Webinar on Initial Assessment

The ESFA’s apprenticeship webinar series continues this November with a training provider-focused event on Initial Assessment to Recognise Prior Learning. The webinar will cover: The importance of initial assessment prior to commencing an apprenticeship How newly-published guidance can help you with initial assessment and recognition of prior learning The webinar will be hosted by ESFA … Continue reading New ESFA Webinar on Initial Assessment

Final Funding Claim Period for 2020-2021 Approaching

The final funding claim period for 2020 to 2021 is fast approaching. The window for making a claim will open at 9am on Monday 25th October, with a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 2nd November. You will need to submit a claim if you receive funds via any of the following: Grant Funded: ESFA Adult … Continue reading Final Funding Claim Period for 2020-2021 Approaching

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the next Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, an annual event that recognises Scotland’s best in work-based learning. The awards are your chance to celebrate the apprentices, employers, and training providers that make you proud of your involvement in apprenticeship training. For the first time this year the awards will also recognise apprentices … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards Nominations Open

Audience Survey 2021: About You, Us, & Apprenticeships

Today we are proud to launch our first annual audience survey. With questions covering your role, your experience of our services, and your impressions of the apprenticeship landscape, it’s your opportunity to influence the future of our services and our content. And as a way of thanking you for your time, we’re entering everyone who … Continue reading Audience Survey 2021: About You, Us, & Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Service Updates Rolling Out

This August, the ESFA has made some updates to the Apprenticeship Service to improve how it works for you and your learners. First launched in April, the Apprenticeship Service is the online portal allowing training providers, employers – and now apprentices – to better manage their apprenticeships. If all this is new to you, read … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Updates Rolling Out

Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021

Several apprenticeship flexibilities introduced to ease the delivery of apprenticeship training during Covid-19 are due to end at the close of 2021. The Institute first introduced temporary measures in early 2020 to provide continued support to businesses, apprentices, and training providers. These measures have been extended several times since. However, now the Institute plans to … Continue reading Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021

Apprenticeship Service Webinars Starting in August

The Apprenticeship Service is holding a series of webinars to help you better understand how the service works for you. Starting August 11th, these webinars are aimed at employers, training providers, employers providers, intermediaries, and any other individual with an interest in how apprenticeships work. The Apprenticeship Service has a range of subject matter experts … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Webinars Starting in August

Deadline: National Apprenticeship Awards Nominations

Updated: The National Apprenticeship Awards team have extended the deadline to 5pm on Friday 30th July. The article has been updated to reflect this. Do you know of apprentices, employers, or apprenticeship champions that deserve recognition for their work? You can still make nominations for the 2021 National Apprenticeship Awards – but time is running … Continue reading Deadline: National Apprenticeship Awards Nominations