The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

You may well have heard of the apprenticeship levy in recent years. However, unless you’re working in the day-to-day of apprenticeship recruitment you may not be completely clear on what it is – or how it affects your business. In this post we’re going to break down: Who has to pay the apprenticeship levy? How … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

What Makes Great End Point Assessment?

When you’re developing a great End Point Assessment (EPA) service it can be easy to get lost in the detail. Our development teams have focused on their own areas of expertise, infusing our service with skill and experience. Even so, we’ve kept in touch to ensure that everything’s heading in the same direction. Whether it’s … Continue reading What Makes Great End Point Assessment?

SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have appointed Instructus Skills to deliver a UK-wide standards and frameworks review. Delivery will involve consultation and development of a range of National Occupational Standards (NOS), qualifications and apprenticeships. To ensure that the consultation results are positive it is essential that employers and sector groups provide feedback. Standards & Qualifications Co-ordinator … Continue reading SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner

Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Changes Incoming

You may be aware that in August 2018 changes were made to the current Apprenticeship Funding rules which will have an affect on existing SASE Higher frameworks. Learners undertaking a Level 3 or Higher Apprenticeship are now required to either hold or achieve a Level 2 or equivalent in English and Maths. Additionally, at least … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Changes Incoming

Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

If you’re a public sector organisation you can now access our Team Leader End Point Assessment service through the YPO. As a procurement service that works for a variety of public sector organisations, the YPO combines requirements to secure a better price for services than you may be able to find alone. What’s more, as … Continue reading Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

What You Need to Know About Your EPAO

Apprenticeships – What’s Changed? With the advent of End Point Assessment, apprenticeships in England have changed for good. Under the old frameworks system (many of which we helped to develop), training providers would assess an apprentice’s competency along a linear path. Yet many employers found that this system created a gap between what the apprentice … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your EPAO

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019: Nominations Close Next Week

Nominations for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are now open! Why not nominate your apprentice today? The Scottish Apprentice Awards, run by Skills Development Scotland, are now in their 18th year of celebrations. Skills Development Scotland focus on “setting people up for success in their careers” and by running the event, apprentices, employers and training … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019: Nominations Close Next Week

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Do you know any employers that are committed to the success of apprenticeships in their organisation? Or perhaps your own apprentice has impressed you with their competence? In either case you should consider making a nomination for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 – but you’ll need to get a move on! At 5PM this Friday … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Public Sector Organisation? Find Our EPA on the YPO

If you’re in the public sector it’s vital to know that you can trust the organisations you work with. You need suppliers that meet the standards of quality, delivery and corporate behaviour that you expect. This is where working with YPO approved organisations can make your life much easier. If you’re not already familiar, YPO … Continue reading Public Sector Organisation? Find Our EPA on the YPO

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