Committed to Making Apprenticeships Work


This week marks the 11th National Apprenticeship Week; something that you may already have noticed from the proliferation of #NAW2018 tags on social media today. During the week, apprentices and employers across the UK are celebrating the success of apprenticeships as a way of opening career pathways, developing skills and going further in life. It’s … Continue reading Committed to Making Apprenticeships Work

SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018


In partnership with Awarding Organisations and employers, we have issued revised SASW frameworks on the Apprenticeship Frameworks Online (AFO) website. The list of updated apprenticeships is below. Click the apprenticeship title to view the respective framework on the AFO website. SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018 As the UK’s largest skills sector body covering … Continue reading SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: March 2018

Revised Modern Apprenticeships in Management – Levels 7, 9 & 11


Instructus is pleased to confirm that in partnership with SQA and various employers we have published revised frameworks for Scottish Modern Apprenticeships in Management (Levels 7, 9 & 11). The full frameworks can be found on the Skills Development Scotland site: Management at SCQF Level 7 Management at SCQF Level 9 Management at SCQF Level … Continue reading Revised Modern Apprenticeships in Management – Levels 7, 9 & 11

SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know


SASE framework withdrawal is the process by which existing apprenticeship frameworks in England are being removed and replaced by new employer-led standards. In January, the UK Government announced that the proposed withdrawal of SASE frameworks within batches 4 and 5 had been postponed until 2020. This delay has raised several pertinent questions about the ongoing … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal


This week the ESFA has communicated a change to upcoming SASE framework withdrawal dates. In a revision to previous guidance, we have been advised that all English frameworks previously scheduled for removal in Batches 4 and 5 are now no longer scheduled for removal until 2020. In line with this, Instructus will not withdraw any … Continue reading Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal

Review of Job Functions in Procurement & Tendering


In our position as an official Government standards setting body, we work with employers and training providers to develop the National Occupational Standards (NOS) that govern vocational training. Our current research project is focused on the NOS for Procurement & Tendering, and gives you the opportunity to tell us which competencies are the most important … Continue reading Review of Job Functions in Procurement & Tendering

Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey


The UK Department for Education is running an apprenticeship funding survey on how ongoing reforms, including the Apprenticeship Levy, have affected employers and training providers. From the Department for Education website: “Apprenticeships are a key part of creating a stronger and fairer economy where people of all ages and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. We are implementing … Continue reading Government Opens Apprenticeship Funding Survey

Modern Apprenticeship Framework Review: Management


Instructus Skills have been commissioned to undertake reviews of the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Management framework at levels 3, 4 and 5 – and to do so accurately we need your feedback. If you are an employer, training provider, sector body or union involved in the delivery of these frameworks, we would like to hear from … Continue reading Modern Apprenticeship Framework Review: Management

Instructus are Reviewing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Interpreting


Instructus Skills are reviewing the Interpreting National Occupational Standards (NOS). The aim of the review project is to create a revised set of standards which reflects current interpreting practice and the skills and knowledge required by professional interpreters. The Interpreting NOS review project has been funded by the following organisations; The National Registers of Communication … Continue reading Instructus are Reviewing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Interpreting

Instructus Chosen as Delivery Partner for Devolved Nations


Instructus has been chosen as delivery partner by the Devolved Nations for the Business and Administration, Management and Customer Service occupational groups. Thanks to the support we’ve received from our stakeholders we are pleased to announce that Skills Development Scotland, as lead for the Devolved Nations of the UK, have chosen Instructus as their delivery … Continue reading Instructus Chosen as Delivery Partner for Devolved Nations