Final Review for Bidding & Tendering NOS is Live


Thanks to your feedback we have completed consultation on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Bidding & Tendering. The responses came from multiple sectors and have provided valuable insight into how the standards could better reflect the skills in this area that employers need. You can view the revised standards here: Bidding & Tendering NOS … Continue reading Final Review for Bidding & Tendering NOS is Live

Setting Standards for OECD Eurasia


Last week Instructus provided expert guidance at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Eurasia conference in Minsk, Belarus. Our Standards & Qualifications Portfolio Manager Tony Beecher delivered a presentation on occupational standard setting in the business management sector, giving expert comment to support the Belarus government. The session was conducted in Russian and … Continue reading Setting Standards for OECD Eurasia

Instructus to take on Tech Partnership Certification


Following the announcement that the Tech Partnership will be closing in September 2018, we are pleased to announce that we will be taking over the apprenticeship certification activity that the Tech Partnership currently performs. A migration plan has commenced, and from the 1st July 2018 we will be fully responsible for the Tech Partnership’s English … Continue reading Instructus to take on Tech Partnership Certification

ESFA Confirmation: Batch 4/5 Apprenticeship Framework Withdrawal


In January the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) communicated that there would be a delay to upcoming SASE apprenticeship framework withdrawal dates. This related to apprenticeships scheduled for removal in Batches 4 and 5. Last week the ESFA confirmed the following (as per our previous guidance): “We will not be withdrawing the listed frameworks … Continue reading ESFA Confirmation: Batch 4/5 Apprenticeship Framework Withdrawal

Revised NOS for Surveying, Revenue & Benefits


Instructus Skills, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, have completed consultation on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Surveying and Administration of Local Revenues & Benefits. Following responses from multiple sectors that have provided valuable insight into how the standards could better reflect the skills that employers need, the NOS have been updated and are … Continue reading Revised NOS for Surveying, Revenue & Benefits

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019 are Live


With the arrival of summer, it appears that the awards nomination season is getting into full swing. Joining the recent call for entries for the National Apprenticeship Awards and the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards have also now opened for nominations. These awards, hosted by the Institute of Customer Service, recognise organisations … Continue reading UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019 are Live

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open


The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are now open for nominations. The annual awards ceremony, which is run by Skills Development Scotland and now in its 17th year, brings together apprentices, training providers and employers from across Scotland to celebrate the contribution that apprenticeships make to the economy. This year sees the debut of several new awards, … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open

Institute for Apprenticeships Appoints New Directors


The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) today announced that it has appointed two new non-executive directors to its Board, as Jessica Leigh Jones and Professor Malcolm Press prepare to start five-year terms on June 1st 2018. The IFA, which approves and supports the development of apprenticeship standards and assessments, advertised for senior figures with a background … Continue reading Institute for Apprenticeships Appoints New Directors

National Apprenticeship Awards 2018: Is Your Apprentice Worth A Nomination?


Is your apprentice worthy of an award? With the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 now open for entries, it’s time to find out… Now in its 15th year, the awards are the largest and most prestigious celebration of apprentices and apprentice employers across the country. This year there are several new categories to demonstrate even more … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards 2018: Is Your Apprentice Worth A Nomination?