Apprenticeship Funding Rules V5 Published

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published version 5 of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2020/2021. This document outlines the updated rules for apprenticeship funding. To view a summary of the changes in the Apprenticeship Funding Rules Version 5, click here to visit the GOV.UK documentation. These rules are being published following the … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules V5 Published

EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (The Institute) has launched a new survey on End Point Assessment (EPA) flexibilities. This survey is aimed at giving a voice to everyone involved in the apprenticeship sector. This means if you’re a training provider, an employer, an apprentice, or an interested party, this survey is for you. … Continue reading EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

Join the SVQ Brand Review

SQA Accreditation is undertaking a review of the Scottish Vocational Qualifications brand. To do this, they need your input. SQA Accreditation quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. They achieve this by regulating awarding bodies and their qualifications against published regulatory requirements. This SVQ brand review will ensure … Continue reading Join the SVQ Brand Review

Updated Apprenticeship Funding Rules Published

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published a new version of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2020/2021. With Version 4, the ESFA has updated the rules to reflect that, as of 25th February 2021, eligible apprentices can start their End Point Assessment before achieving their functional skills qualifications. This applies where the apprentice … Continue reading Updated Apprenticeship Funding Rules Published

Spring Budget Boost for Apprenticeships

In early March, chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a spring budget that placed a renewed focus on apprenticeships, FE, and skills development. Key points included a doubling of incentive payments for employers and the announced introduction of “flexi-job” apprenticeships. At-A-Glance Cash incentives will go up to £3,000 for employers who take on an apprentice £7 million … Continue reading Spring Budget Boost for Apprenticeships

EPA External Quality Assurance Transition Extended

There will be an extension to the transition period for moving external quality assurance (EQA) for EPA to Ofqual. End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) now have until July 1st to make a formal application to Ofqual. They will then have until December 16th to complete the recognition process. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education … Continue reading EPA External Quality Assurance Transition Extended

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

For this Scottish Apprenticeship Week, I want to celebrate the work we do as the authorising body for approximately 25% of Modern Apprenticeships, and the work we do with Skills Development Scotland to ensure that National Occupational Standards remain relevant and up to date. In the last 12 months, we have reviewed the National Occupational … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

How We Develop National Occupational Standards

National Occupational Standards (NOS) are a key building block for a range of qualifications. These include Scotland’s Modern, Technical and Professional Apprenticeships. Read on to learn what they are, how we develop them, and why it’s vital to get your feedback as part of the process. What are the National Occupational Standards? The NOS are … Continue reading How We Develop National Occupational Standards

Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Today is the start of Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021. It’s a celebration of apprenticeship achievement and opportunity across the nation. As per Apprenticeships Scotland, it is “a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.” This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent. It aims to highlight the impact … Continue reading Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Free Event: Authentic Leader Programme

Having strong leaders who can propel your organisation and teams through challenging times, whilst demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity, is perhaps more relevant now than ever. 81% of professionals expect to be negatively impacted by Covid-19 in some way*. 73% of professionals from across the UK say their company’s leadership has struggled to … Continue reading Free Event: Authentic Leader Programme