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

Final Review for Bidding & Tendering NOS is Live

Thanks to your feedback we have completed consultation on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Bidding & Tendering. The responses came from multiple sectors and have provided valuable insight into how the standards could better reflect the skills in this area that employers need. You can view the revised standards here: Bidding & Tendering NOS … Continue reading Final Review for Bidding & Tendering NOS is Live

Instructus to take on Tech Partnership Certification

Following the announcement that the Tech Partnership will be closing in September 2018, we are pleased to announce that we will be taking over the apprenticeship certification activity that the Tech Partnership currently performs. A migration plan has commenced, and from the 1st July 2018 we will be fully responsible for the Tech Partnership’s English … Continue reading Instructus to take on Tech Partnership Certification

ESFA Confirmation: Batch 4/5 Apprenticeship Framework Withdrawal

In January the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) communicated that there would be a delay to upcoming SASE apprenticeship framework withdrawal dates. This related to apprenticeships scheduled for removal in Batches 4 and 5. Last week the ESFA confirmed the following (as per our previous guidance): “We will not be withdrawing the listed frameworks … Continue reading ESFA Confirmation: Batch 4/5 Apprenticeship Framework Withdrawal

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are now open for nominations. The annual awards ceremony, which is run by Skills Development Scotland and now in its 17th year, brings together apprentices, training providers and employers from across Scotland to celebrate the contribution that apprenticeships make to the economy. This year sees the debut of several new awards, … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open

Institute for Apprenticeships Appoints New Directors

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) today announced that it has appointed two new non-executive directors to its Board, as Jessica Leigh Jones and Professor Malcolm Press prepare to start five-year terms on June 1st 2018. The IFA, which approves and supports the development of apprenticeship standards and assessments, advertised for senior figures with a background … Continue reading Institute for Apprenticeships Appoints New Directors

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