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?

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

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