We Are Certified Grade One

It’s official: Instructus Skills are a Grade One certification body for the third year running. This November we were assessed by FISSS (the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards) – the federation that allows us to operate as a certificating body – and were found to be operating at the highest level. It’s up … Continue reading We Are Certified Grade One

General Election 2019 – Apprenticeships Guide

Unless you’ve been living without an internet connection since the end of October you’ll be well aware that we’re headed for a General Election. As it is, December 12th marks a critical vote for the country. The team here have taken a look at the manifestos from the three main UK parties to see what’s … Continue reading General Election 2019 – Apprenticeships Guide

Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

As part of our role shaping skills across the pan-sector, Instructus Skills recently attended the Erasmus+ seminar “Enhancing Digital Competencies in Education and Training”. Larisa Puk, our Standards and Qualifications Coordinator, joined over 70 participants in Tallinn, Estonia from 4th-7th September to identify priorities for digital skills in education and training across Europe. The Estonian … Continue reading Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

The Cleaning Services Review 2019

As reported last week Instructus Skills are working with Skills Development Scotland to review the National Occupational Standards for Cleaning Services. This consultation seeks to define the skills that underpin the Cleaning Services job role – and to ensure that this definition is as accurate as possible we need your help. We’ve designed a short … Continue reading The Cleaning Services Review 2019

The Social Marketing Review 2019

As reported last week Instructus Skills are working with Skills Development Scotland to review the National Occupational Standards for Social Marketing. This consultation seeks to define the skills that underpin the Social Marketing job role – and to ensure that this definition is as accurate as possible we need your help. We’ve designed a short … Continue reading The Social Marketing Review 2019

Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Changes Incoming

You may be aware that in August 2018 changes were made to the current Apprenticeship Funding rules which will have an affect on 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. Additionally, at least … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Changes Incoming

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