Can You Nominate A Deserving Healthcare Apprentice?

The 2021 Advancing Healthcare Awards have launched – and there’s a special award on the cards for one deserving healthcare apprentice. Few of us can imagine how difficult the last year has been for those working in healthcare. For apprentices, joining the profession during the COVID-19 pandemic would have been a trial by fire, and … Continue reading Can You Nominate A Deserving Healthcare Apprentice?

Can You Help Launch New Green Apprenticeships?

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (The Institute) is setting up a new advisory panel for green apprenticeships – and they want to hear from you. The purpose of this panel will be to identify opportunities for new green apprenticeships, and to advise on how existing apprenticeships can become greener. In a statement on … Continue reading Can You Help Launch New Green Apprenticeships?

Funding Bands Consultation Results Published

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has published the results of its recent second funding consultation. These consultations follow feedback that the current funding band recommendations system is unclear. At present, funding bands use employer-determined training costs and comparisons with existing qualifications. The Institute’s first consultation outlined a modified approach to apprenticeship … Continue reading Funding Bands Consultation Results Published

What the Autumn Spending Review Means For Apprenticeships

Set against the backdrop of COVID-19 and the biggest economic contraction in 300 years, you may think that the Autumn Spending Review would have little to offer. Instead, Chancellor Rishi Sunak used today’s announcement to outline spending aimed at getting people back to work – and on to apprenticeships. Of particular note, the Chancellor announced … Continue reading What the Autumn Spending Review Means For Apprenticeships

The Institute Launches 2020 Engagement Survey

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has launched its annual engagement survey for 2020. If you are in any way involved with UK apprenticeship delivery – whether as an apprentice, an employer, a training provider or an FE institution – the Institute wants your view on its performance over the last 12 … Continue reading The Institute Launches 2020 Engagement Survey

Traineeships Framework & Funding Updated for 2020/21

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published an updated version of the Traineeships Framework for Delivery 2020 to 2021. Available on the GOV.UK site, this document provides policy guidance and claim information for employers and training providers that want to take advantage of the Traineeships employer incentive. The headline figures from the report … Continue reading Traineeships Framework & Funding Updated for 2020/21

National Apprenticeship Awards Final Going Live Online

The rescheduled 2020 National Apprenticeship Awards final will now take place on Wednesday 25th November. The ceremony will be available to view online via a live broadcast. This year’s event, which will be the 17th running of the awards, marks the first time that winners will be recognised in a virtual ceremony. The awards were … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards Final Going Live Online

Apprenticeship Technical Funding Guide Update: November 2020

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have updated the apprenticeship technical funding guide for August 2020. This guide explains how funding will work for apprenticeship standards starting on or after 1st August 2020. It also outlines how the ESFA calculates provider payments. Read more: Apprenticeship Funding Rules Updated for 2020/21 The update clarifies how … Continue reading Apprenticeship Technical Funding Guide Update: November 2020

Institute Extends Apprenticeship Flexibilities to March 2021

Last week the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) announced that it will extend apprenticeship flexibilities until “at least the end of March”. The special measures introduced by the Institute back in July related to End Point Assessment, and opened up the number of apprenticeship standards that could be assessed remotely. Click here … Continue reading Institute Extends Apprenticeship Flexibilities to March 2021

Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is currently performing a review of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). If your business is involved in SVQ delivery, or if you are a current or past participant of SVQs, this review may be of interest. Click here to visit the research feature. To register your participation you will need to … Continue reading Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review