Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

This Wednesday (21st March) the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) updated the funding bands for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards. In a statement on GOV.UK, the ESFA said: “The Department for Education is reviewing the effectiveness of the current funding band structure. When we moved to 15 funding bands, we expected to see … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

What We’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 has been a huge promotional success for apprenticeships in the UK, with the event earning coverage across national TV and press, as well as across several news and educational industry sites. In addition to publishing our own apprenticeship case studies (more on these below), we’ve also rounded up some of the … Continue reading What We’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Committed to Making Apprenticeships Work

This week marks the 11th National Apprenticeship Week; something that you may already have noticed from the proliferation of #NAW2018 tags on social media today. During the week, apprentices and employers across the UK are celebrating the success of apprenticeships as a way of opening career pathways, developing skills and going further in life. It’s … Continue reading Committed to Making Apprenticeships Work

SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018

In partnership with Awarding Organisations and employers, we have issued revised SASW frameworks on the Apprenticeship Frameworks Online (AFO) website. The list of updated apprenticeships is below. Click the apprenticeship title to view the respective framework on the AFO website. SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018 As the UK’s largest skills sector body covering … Continue reading SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018

Revised Modern Apprenticeships in Management – Levels 7, 9 & 11

Instructus is pleased to confirm that in partnership with SQA and various employers we have published revised frameworks for Scottish Modern Apprenticeships in Management (Levels 7, 9 & 11). The full frameworks can be found on the Skills Development Scotland site: Management at SCQF Level 7 Management at SCQF Level 9 Management at SCQF Level … Continue reading Revised Modern Apprenticeships in Management – Levels 7, 9 & 11

SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

SASE framework withdrawal is the process by which existing apprenticeship frameworks in England are being removed and replaced by new employer-led standards. In January, the UK Government announced that the proposed withdrawal of SASE frameworks within batches 4 and 5 had been postponed until 2020. This delay has raised several pertinent questions about the ongoing … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal

This week the ESFA has communicated a change to upcoming SASE framework withdrawal dates. In a revision to previous guidance, we have been advised that all English frameworks previously scheduled for removal in Batches 4 and 5 are now no longer scheduled for removal until 2020. In line with this, Instructus will not withdraw any … Continue reading Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal

Review of Job Functions in Procurement & Tendering

In our position as an official Government standards setting body, we work with employers and training providers to develop the National Occupational Standards (NOS) that govern vocational training. Our current research project is focused on the NOS for Procurement & Tendering, and gives you the opportunity to tell us which competencies are the most important … Continue reading Review of Job Functions in Procurement & Tendering

Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey

The UK Department for Education is running an apprenticeship funding survey on how ongoing reforms, including the Apprenticeship Levy, have affected employers and training providers. From the Department for Education website: “Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. We are implementing … Continue reading Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey

Modern Apprenticeship Framework Review: Management

Instructus Skills have been commissioned to undertake reviews of the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Management framework at levels 3, 4 and 5 – and to do so accurately we need your feedback. If you are an employer, training provider, sector body or union involved in the delivery of these frameworks, we would like to hear from … Continue reading Modern Apprenticeship Framework Review: Management