A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation

As an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we’ve aimed to differentiate ourselves by the service we provide. And if you ask our clients, we’ve achieved this via our apprentice-first approach and the ease and flexibility of our remote assessment service. Both of these features have come to the fore during the challenging times of the … Continue reading A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation

The Real-Life Apprenticeship Experience

So far this National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve looked at the status of apprenticeship training, and at how Davidson Training has adapted to remote delivery. Now let’s talk about the important bit – the apprenticeship experience. Adeel, Samira, and Katie have all recently passed End Point Assessment for Business Administrator. They’ve taken the time to tell … Continue reading The Real-Life Apprenticeship Experience

Achieving Training Excellence

The last year has seen unprecedented changes to how we all do our work. As you would expect, apprenticeships have been no exception to these challenges. Yet despite the uncertainty of the last 12 months, training provider Davidson Training has continued to make apprenticeships work – and even earned a Grade 1 (“Outstanding”) rating from … Continue reading Achieving Training Excellence

Recognising the Right Education

To kick off our celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, Andrew Hammond, CEO of the Instructus Group, shares his thoughts on changing the perception of apprenticeship training.  I make no apology for not making detailed comment on the recent Skills for Jobs white paper and for not using the language of the education sector. This … Continue reading Recognising the Right Education

Join the Employer Directory and Influence EPA

Do you want to influence the End Point Assessment process? A new Employer Directory is now open and taking applications from professional and employer-led bodies to work on external quality assurance (EQA) for apprenticeship End Point Assessment. By advising on EQA, employers can provide unparalleled insight into how End Point Assessment really works. The Institute … Continue reading Join the Employer Directory and Influence EPA

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