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?

SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: April 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: April 2018 As the UK’s largest skills sector body covering … Continue reading SASW Welsh Apprenticeship Framework Updates: April 2018

ESFA Announce Changes to Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure


This Wednesday (21st March) the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) updated the funding bands for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards. In a statement on GOV.UK, the ESFA said: “The Department for Education is reviewing the effectiveness of the current funding band structure. When we moved to 15 funding bands, we expected to see … Continue reading ESFA Announce Changes to Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure

What We’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week 2018


National Apprenticeship Week 2018 has been a huge promotional success for apprenticeships in the UK, with the event earning coverage across national TV and press, as well as across several news and educational industry sites. In addition to publishing our own apprenticeship case studies (more on these below), we’ve also rounded up some of the … Continue reading What We’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week 2018

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