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

SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner


Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have appointed Instructus Skills to deliver a UK-wide standards and frameworks review. Delivery will involve consultation and development of a range of National Occupational Standards (NOS), qualifications and apprenticeships. To ensure that the consultation results are positive it is essential that employers and sector groups provide feedback. Standards & Qualifications Co-ordinator … Continue reading SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner

Changes to Current Apprenticeship Funding Rules


You may be aware that changes were made in August 2018, to the current Apprenticeship Funding rules which will affect 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, and at least 20% of the … Continue reading Changes to Current Apprenticeship Funding Rules

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

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