The National Apprenticeship Awards has postponed opening applications for the 2020 cycle.
Applications for the 17th annual Apprenticeships award scheme were due to open this Monday, 20th April.
In a statement released last week, the government’s National Apprenticeship Awards team said:
“In these unprecedented and uniquely challenging times we are writing to let you know that it is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to postpone opening applications for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020.
We are currently looking at a revised model for the 2020 cycle which means we will not open for entries on Monday 20 April as originally planned. We will update you as soon as we can.”
The team has advised that further updates will be available on the National Apprenticeship Awards website.
While cancelled events are not unusual in 2020, apprenticeship training and End Point Assessments (EPA) are still going strong.
IfATE, the EQA for several Standards, have recently confirmed that remote invigilation is acceptable at EPA. This means that if you have any learners undertaking:
- Business Administrator (Level 3)
- Team Leader (Level 3)
- Retail Team Leader (Level 3)
Our Remote Assessment solution can help you to get them over the line. Speak to us to see how you can make the switch.
The postponement of the National Apprenticeship Awards is a shame, but entirely understandable. Yet given the flexibility and adaptability that many businesses have shown in recent weeks, we are sure that you and your learners will have the opportunity to celebrate your successes before the year is out.
We will keep you updated.