What You Need to Know About Your EPAO


Apprenticeships – What’s Changed? With the advent of End Point Assessment, apprenticeships in England have changed for good. Under the old frameworks system (many of which we helped to develop), training providers would assess an apprentice’s competency along a linear path. Yet many employers found that this system created a gap between what the apprentice … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your EPAO

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

Our Team Leader EPA is ESFA Approved


Are you delivering apprenticeship training for the Team Leader standard? Whether you’re an employer or a training provider, you need to think about EPA. Following rigorous assessment by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we are proud to announce that our EPA service for Team Leader/Supervisor (Level 3) is approved and ready to go. … Continue reading Our Team Leader EPA is ESFA Approved

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

NAW2019: Hiring an Apprentice Made Easy


With National Apprenticeship Week bringing increased awareness to apprenticeships across the UK, a host of employers will be considering new training opportunities in their own organisation. This is great news for all involved, as the benefits of hiring an apprentice are well known now. That said, there are still some clear steps to success. These … Continue reading NAW2019: Hiring an Apprentice Made Easy

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