The Government has published official guidance on record keeping and retention of information specifically for UK training providers. As an ESFA-approved training provider, it is your responsibility to meet UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 requirements. You must also keep evidence to show that you are using ESFA funding in an appropriate way. The … Continue reading Guidance: Record Keeping for Training Providers
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?
With the rise of COVID-19 cases leading to increased restrictions on movement and interaction, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has announced a further extension of apprenticeship flexibilities. These flexibilities will now be in place until the end of August at the earliest. In November, we reported that the Institute was extending … Continue reading Apprenticeship Flexibilities Extended to August
Do you work in Digital Marketing? If so, we need your views. If you are involved in the delivery of Digital Marketing National Occupational Standards (NOS) in any capacity – whether as a manager guiding your team or as an apprentice applying the standards to your role – we would love to get your feedback. … Continue reading Join the Digital Marketing NOS Consultation
Given the restrictions now in place across the UK, we would like to inform you that the Instructus Group will remain fully operational for the foreseeable future. Rest assured that our team will continue to support your business in whatever way we can. Over this period of lockdown, Instructus Skills will: Undertake Gateway and End … Continue reading Operational Update: January 2021
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 has been announced, and it’s a bold statement of intent: ‘Build the Future‘. The 14th National Apprenticeship Week takes place from the 8th to the 14th of February 2021. The annual week-long celebration aims to showcase the effect that apprenticeships have on businesses, communities, and economies across England. … Continue reading Build the Future for National Apprenticeship Week 2021
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?
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
We are once again working with Skills Development Scotland to review a series of National Occupational Standards (NOS) on behalf of the Devolved Nations. These standards underpin a range of skills qualifications, including apprenticeships, and it’s our job to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. To ensure this review is a success, we need … Continue reading Have Your Say: NOS Development 2021
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