Changes to Current Apprenticeship Funding Rules

You may be aware that changes were made in August 2018, to the current Apprenticeship Funding rules which will affect existing SASE Higher frameworks. Learners undertaking a Level 3 or Higher Apprenticeship are now required to either hold or achieve a Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths, and at least 20% of the … Continue reading Changes to Current Apprenticeship Funding Rules

Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

If you’re a public sector organisation you can now access our Team Leader End Point Assessment service through the YPO. As a procurement service that works for a variety of public sector organisations, the YPO combines requirements to secure a better price for services than you may be able to find alone. What’s more, as … Continue reading Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019: Nominations Close Next Week

Nominations for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are now open! Why not nominate your apprentice today? The Scottish Apprentice Awards, run by Skills Development Scotland, are now in their 18th year of celebrations. Skills Development Scotland focus on “setting people up for success in their careers” and by running the event, apprentices, employers and training … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019: Nominations Close Next Week

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Do you know any employers that are committed to the success of apprenticeships in their organisation? Or perhaps your own apprentice has impressed you with their competence? In either case you should consider making a nomination for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 – but you’ll need to get a move on! At 5PM this Friday … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Public Sector Organisation? Find Our EPA on the YPO

If you’re in the public sector it’s vital to know that you can trust the organisations you work with. You need suppliers that meet the standards of quality, delivery and corporate behaviour that you expect. This is where working with YPO approved organisations can make your life much easier. If you’re not already familiar, YPO … Continue reading Public Sector Organisation? Find Our EPA on the YPO

Apprentice Ambition: Welcome to Work!

As you may have read (in our recent interview with another star apprentice) we’ve already shared a little insight into what it’s like to start an apprenticeship when you’re working. But what’s it like when you’re starting both an apprenticeship and a new job at the same time? We recently welcomed Brandon Reed to the … Continue reading Apprentice Ambition: Welcome to Work!

Top Apprenticeship Benefits 2019

For a lot of people leaving full-time education, there’s one big question to answer – what do I do next? This can be tricky when you’re unsure of which path to go down. For some people it’s university, others full time work, or going back to college. However, for those who want to combine work … Continue reading Top Apprenticeship Benefits 2019

Apprentice Ambition: Starting My Apprenticeship

“I felt like if you didn’t get good GCSEs then it would prevent you from going any further in life, but this wasn’t the case.” Fiona has been working for Instructus for nearly two years and has worked her way up from Business Administrator to Finance Assistant in this time. Having recently started her Level … Continue reading Apprentice Ambition: Starting My Apprenticeship

Trust Instructus for Business Admin EPA

We are proud to announce that from January 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have approved Instructus Skills to deliver End Point Assessment for Business Administrator (Level 3). Following an evaluation of our assessment tools, grading processes and detailed assessor guidelines, the ESFA have determined that our approach to assessment is fit for … Continue reading Trust Instructus for Business Admin EPA

IFA Announces New Review into Funding Bands

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) has announced a review into apprenticeship funding bands with the aim of ensuring that funding is consistent across different standards. The review follows the introduction earlier this year of a new process for determining funding bands. This new process doubled the funding bands available to employers from 15 to 30, … Continue reading IFA Announces New Review into Funding Bands