Your Chance to Define the Business Administrator Standard


The Business Administrator Trailblazer group is reviewing the apprenticeship Standard for Business Administrator (Level 3), and employers are invited to take part. As one of the highest volume apprenticeship Standards, Business Administrator (Level 3) is a popular development route. It’s a valuable role that gives apprentices the opportunity to learn first-hand how the teams and … Continue reading Your Chance to Define the Business Administrator Standard

Apprenticeship Service Webinar: Data Submissions


As announced back in August, this autumn the ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) is holding a series of online sessions aimed at helping you to make the best use of the Apprenticeship Service. The latest Apprenticeship Service webinar for training providers and employer providers will focus on data submissions and the individualised learning record … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Webinar: Data Submissions

ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector


The ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) is encouraging training providers, employer providers, and colleges to take part in a voluntary data collection scheme ahead of this month’s deadline. The data being collected pertains to your staff and vacancies. It is intended to provide an initial view of the sector in order to support future … Continue reading ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector

Business & Administration SVQ Under Review


Instructus Skills are once again working with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to review two qualifications for Scotland. The qualifications under review are: SVQ in Business & Administration SQCF Level 5 SVQ in Business & Administration SQCF Level 6 At the most recent stage of the review, we updated the overall structure of these qualifications. Now, we … Continue reading Business & Administration SVQ Under Review

Audience Survey 2021: About You, Us, & Apprenticeships


Today we are proud to launch our first annual audience survey. With questions covering your role, your experience of our services, and your impressions of the apprenticeship landscape, it’s your opportunity to influence the future of our services and our content. And as a way of thanking you for your time, we’re entering everyone who … Continue reading Audience Survey 2021: About You, Us, & Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Service Updates Rolling Out


This August, the ESFA has made some updates to the Apprenticeship Service to improve how it works for you and your learners. First launched in April, the Apprenticeship Service is the online portal allowing training providers, employers – and now apprentices – to better manage their apprenticeships. If all this is new to you, read … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Updates Rolling Out

Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021


Several apprenticeship flexibilities introduced to ease the delivery of apprenticeship training during Covid-19 are due to end at the close of 2021. The Institute first introduced temporary measures in early 2020 to provide continued support to businesses, apprentices, and training providers. These measures have been extended several times since. However, now the Institute plans to … Continue reading Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021

Apprenticeship Service Webinars Starting in August


The Apprenticeship Service is holding a series of webinars to help you better understand how the service works for you. Starting August 11th, these webinars are aimed at employers, training providers, employers providers, intermediaries, and any other individual with an interest in how apprenticeships work. The Apprenticeship Service has a range of subject matter experts … Continue reading Apprenticeship Service Webinars Starting in August

Deadline: National Apprenticeship Awards Nominations


Updated: The National Apprenticeship Awards team have extended the deadline to 5pm on Friday 30th July. The article has been updated to reflect this. Do you know of apprentices, employers, or apprenticeship champions that deserve recognition for their work? You can still make nominations for the 2021 National Apprenticeship Awards – but time is running … Continue reading Deadline: National Apprenticeship Awards Nominations

Have Your Say on Degree Apprenticeships


Do you have views on how degree apprenticeships are developed and approved? Are you in a position to give feedback on how they work in practice? If so, you now have the opportunity to have your say. This month the Institute has proposed a series of developments for degree apprenticeships, and now they want to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Degree Apprenticeships