Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here


Today is the start of Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021. It’s a celebration of apprenticeship achievement and opportunity across the nation. As per Apprenticeships Scotland, it is “a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.” This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent. It aims to highlight the impact … Continue reading Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Free Event: Authentic Leader Programme


Having strong leaders who can propel your organisation and teams through challenging times, whilst demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity, is perhaps more relevant now than ever. 81% of professionals expect to be negatively impacted by Covid-19 in some way*. 73% of professionals from across the UK say their company‚Äôs leadership has struggled to … Continue reading Free Event: Authentic Leader Programme

Scottish Businesses Needed for Apprenticeships Consultation


Businesses in the south of Scotland are being asked to share their views on apprenticeship training. South of Scotland Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland are working together to research work-based learning in small businesses. For this consultation, which will be completed via a short telephone interview, employers are needed to share their views on what … Continue reading Scottish Businesses Needed for Apprenticeships Consultation

ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021


This year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making changes to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). The ESFA is aiming to encourage training providers to only register where there is an identified skills need. The changes will also ensure that training providers remaining on the register are the most “skilled and … Continue reading ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021

Ofsted to Hold Webinars on Apprenticeship Training Inspections


From April 2021, Ofsted will assume responsibility for the inspection of Level 6 and Level 7 apprenticeship training. This will make Ofsted the sole body for inspecting apprenticeship training at all levels. To ease the change, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), in partnership with Ofsted and the Office for Students, are hosting two … Continue reading Ofsted to Hold Webinars on Apprenticeship Training Inspections

A Milestone End Point Assessment


During National Apprenticeship Week we reached a milestone End Point Assessment. Kelly Jay-Waghorne celebrated completing Level 3 Business Administrator – thus becoming the 50th apprentice to complete EPA with Instructus Skills. And – by an amazing coincidence – we reached this number just as the Institute recognised the UK’s 100,000th successful apprenticeship completion. Instructus Skills … Continue reading A Milestone End Point Assessment

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Wrapped Up


National Apprenticeship Week 2021 has done much to highlight the skills and energy that apprentices bring to the workplace. So to help send this year’s week off in style, we’ve collected some of the most interesting and inspiring #NAW2021 stories all in one place… Skills for Business Let’s start at the top with this article … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Wrapped Up

A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation


As an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we’ve aimed to differentiate ourselves by the service we provide. And if you ask our clients, we’ve achieved this via our apprentice-first approach and the ease and flexibility of our remote assessment service. Both of these features have come to the fore during the challenging times of the … Continue reading A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation

The Real-Life Apprenticeship Experience


So far this National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve looked at the status of apprenticeship training, and at how Davidson Training has adapted to remote delivery. Now let’s talk about the important bit – the apprenticeship experience. Adeel, Samira, and Katie have all recently passed End Point Assessment for Business Administrator. They’ve taken the time to tell … Continue reading The Real-Life Apprenticeship Experience

Achieving Training Excellence


The last year has seen unprecedented changes to how we all do our work. As you would expect, apprenticeships have been no exception to these challenges. Yet despite the uncertainty of the last 12 months, training provider Davidson Training has continued to make apprenticeships work – and even earned a Grade 1 (“Outstanding”) rating from … Continue reading Achieving Training Excellence