Your Apprenticeship Management Challenges Revealed

We wanted to understand the different stumbling blocks that you encounter day in, day out with apprenticeship management – and so we asked you to tell us. And from recruitment through to assessment, you mentioned quite a few… With thanks to everyone who completed our recent Audience Survey, here are some of the biggest barriers to … Continue reading Your Apprenticeship Management Challenges Revealed

Your Chance to Define the Business Administrator Standard

The Business Administrator Trailblazer group is reviewing the apprenticeship Standard for Business Administrator (Level 3), and employers are invited to take part. As one of the highest volume apprenticeship Standards, Business Administrator (Level 3) is a popular development route. It’s a valuable role that gives apprentices the opportunity to learn first-hand how the teams and … Continue reading Your Chance to Define the Business Administrator Standard

Apprenticeship Service Webinar: Data Submissions

As announced back in August, this autumn the ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) is holding a series of online sessions aimed at helping you to make the best use of the Apprenticeship Service. The latest Apprenticeship Service webinar for training providers and employer providers will focus on data submissions and the individualised learning record … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Webinar: Data Submissions

ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector

The ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) is encouraging training providers, employer providers, and colleges to take part in a voluntary data collection scheme ahead of this month’s deadline. The data being collected pertains to your staff and vacancies. It is intended to provide an initial view of the sector in order to support future … Continue reading ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector

Business & Administration SVQ Under Review

Instructus Skills are once again working with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to review two qualifications for Scotland. The qualifications under review are: SVQ in Business & Administration SQCF Level 5 SVQ in Business & Administration SQCF Level 6 At the most recent stage of the review, we updated the overall structure of these qualifications. Now, we … Continue reading Business & Administration SVQ Under Review

Operational Update: Coronavirus (March 2020)

UPDATED 25/03/20: Following continuous communication with regulators and stakeholders, we have this week implemented remote working across all operational roles. Despite this, we would like to reassure you that we are, and will continue to be, fully operational during this challenging time. ORIGINAL UPDATE 16/03/20: In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, Instructus has decided … Continue reading Operational Update: Coronavirus (March 2020)

SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

With SASE framework withdrawal completing on the 31st July 2020, there are now less than six months to go until all English apprenticeships move on to apprenticeship Standards. If you’re wondering how (or even if) this applies to your apprenticeship training, worry not. We’re here to explain what’s happening and what you need to know. … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide

Are you new to apprenticeship management? You may have heard all about the benefits of hiring a fresh-faced learner and training them in the ways of your business – and you may have thought that it could work for you. But where exactly do you start? We know the questions that employers have about training … Continue reading How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide

Participation in Adult Learning Falls to Record Low

According to research by the Learning and Work Institute, the number of adults in learning has dropped by 3.8 million since 2010. The Adult Participation in Learning Survey 2019 was carried out by the Learning and Work Institute and funded by the Department for Education. The results drew on a national representative survey of 5,000 … Continue reading Participation in Adult Learning Falls to Record Low

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

You may well have heard of the apprenticeship levy in recent years. However, unless you’re working in the day-to-day of apprenticeship recruitment you may not be completely clear on what it is – or how it affects your business. In this post we’re going to break down: Who has to pay the apprenticeship levy? How … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy Explained