Apprenticeship Funding Rules V5 Published

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published version 5 of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2020/2021. This document outlines the updated rules for apprenticeship funding. To view a summary of the changes in the Apprenticeship Funding Rules Version 5, click here to visit the GOV.UK documentation. These rules are being published following the … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules V5 Published

Updated Apprenticeship Funding Rules Published

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published a new version of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2020/2021. With Version 4, the ESFA has updated the rules to reflect that, as of 25th February 2021, eligible apprentices can start their End Point Assessment before achieving their functional skills qualifications. This applies where the apprentice … Continue reading Updated Apprenticeship Funding Rules Published

Spring Budget Boost for Apprenticeships

In early March, chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a spring budget that placed a renewed focus on apprenticeships, FE, and skills development. Key points included a doubling of incentive payments for employers and the announced introduction of “flexi-job” apprenticeships. At-A-Glance Cash incentives will go up to £3,000 for employers who take on an apprentice £7 million … Continue reading Spring Budget Boost for Apprenticeships

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

For this Scottish Apprenticeship Week, I want to celebrate the work we do as the authorising body for approximately 25% of Modern Apprenticeships, and the work we do with Skills Development Scotland to ensure that National Occupational Standards remain relevant and up to date. In the last 12 months, we have reviewed the National Occupational … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

How We Develop National Occupational Standards

National Occupational Standards (NOS) are a key building block for a range of qualifications. These include Scotland’s Modern, Technical and Professional Apprenticeships. Read on to learn what they are, how we develop them, and why it’s vital to get your feedback as part of the process. What are the National Occupational Standards? The NOS are … Continue reading How We Develop National Occupational Standards

Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Today is the start of Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021. It’s a celebration of apprenticeship achievement and opportunity across the nation. As per Apprenticeships Scotland, it is “a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.” This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent. It aims to highlight the impact … Continue reading Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Scottish Businesses Needed for Apprenticeships Consultation

Businesses in the south of Scotland are being asked to share their views on apprenticeship training. South of Scotland Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland are working together to research work-based learning in small businesses. For this consultation, which will be completed via a short telephone interview, employers are needed to share their views on what … Continue reading Scottish Businesses Needed for Apprenticeships Consultation

ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021

This year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making changes to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). The ESFA is aiming to encourage training providers to only register where there is an identified skills need. The changes will also ensure that training providers remaining on the register are the most “skilled and … Continue reading ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021

Ofsted to Hold Webinars on Apprenticeship Training Inspections

From April 2021, Ofsted will assume responsibility for the inspection of Level 6 and Level 7 apprenticeship training. This will make Ofsted the sole body for inspecting apprenticeship training at all levels. To ease the change, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), in partnership with Ofsted and the Office for Students, are hosting two … Continue reading Ofsted to Hold Webinars on Apprenticeship Training Inspections

A Milestone End Point Assessment

During National Apprenticeship Week we reached a milestone End Point Assessment. Kelly Jay-Waghorne celebrated completing Level 3 Business Administrator – thus becoming the 50th apprentice to complete EPA with Instructus Skills. And – by an amazing coincidence – we reached this number just as the Institute recognised the UK’s 100,000th successful apprenticeship completion. Instructus Skills … Continue reading A Milestone End Point Assessment