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

IFA Announces New Review into Funding Bands


The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) has announced a review into apprenticeship funding bands with the aim of ensuring that funding is consistent across different standards. The review follows the introduction earlier this year of a new process for determining funding bands. This new process doubled the funding bands available to employers from 15 to 30, … Continue reading IFA Announces New Review into Funding Bands

Construction & Digital T Levels Open for Consultation


The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) has opened consultation on T Levels for the Construction and Digital sectors, and needs your feedback. An expert panel has drafted outline content for T Levels in Onsite Construction, Building Services Engineering and Digital Support & Services. Once finalised, the content will be used by awarding bodies to develop technical … Continue reading Construction & Digital T Levels Open for Consultation

Apprenticeship Levy Reforms Announced


The government has announced a series of Apprenticeship Levy reforms following calls from business leaders for the scheme to be more flexible. These reforms will include additional funds for the development of apprenticeship standards. £90 million of funding will be freed to enable employers to transfer 25% of their apprenticeship funds to employees of businesses … Continue reading Apprenticeship Levy Reforms Announced

Digital Transformation for Government at CGBT 2018


On 25th September the Central Government Business & Technology (CGBT) Conference 2018 took place at Victoria Park Plaza, London. The event, hosted by Whitehall Media, was an opportunity for Civil Service departments to come together and share best practice in digital transformation. As Instructus Skills has recently taken on responsibility for certificating and issuing apprenticeships … Continue reading Digital Transformation for Government at CGBT 2018

Training Providers Recommend Instructus Skills


The results are in, and it’s safe to say that Instructus Skills is a recommended apprenticeship authority. In August we reached out to Training Providers across the UK to ask a simple yes or no question. If the provider had used our services before, either as Instructus Skills or in our previous guise of Skills … Continue reading Training Providers Recommend Instructus Skills