Apprenticeship Training & Furlough

COVID-19 has drastically altered the way that we live and work. As you are aware, the UK Government has taken unprecedented steps to protect employers and employees affected by the virus. Yet while it is clear how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will affect full-time employees, there have been questions about how furlough will affect … Continue reading Apprenticeship Training & Furlough

What is Remote Assessment?

If you already run apprenticeships in your organisation, you may be familiar with some of the problems of on-site assessment. Providing time and space for assessment carries an operational cost. This cost – and the risk to your business – only increases when you’re facilitating recurring visitor appointments. And that’s before you consider the financial … Continue reading What is Remote Assessment?

Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

Last week the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled the first budget of the Parliament. Whilst there was not a great deal of news for apprenticeships, we’ve still gathered everything you need to know into one handy guide. It is worth noting that in light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government situation is … Continue reading Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

What is End Point Assessment Gateway?

The introduction of End Point Assessment has brought many changes to the apprenticeship process. One new part of the learner journey is the Gateway process – and it’s something that a lot of employers have questions about. This guide will outline what End Point Assessment Gateway is, how it works, and what you can do … Continue reading What is End Point Assessment Gateway?

The End Point Assessment Process Explained

Whether your business is just starting out with apprenticeships or well experienced when it comes to vocational training, the End Point Assessment process is new for everyone. With that in mind, we’ve put together this guide to everything that you need to know about the end of your learner’s apprenticeship. From triggering Gateway to receiving … Continue reading The End Point Assessment Process Explained

Free Tool: Apprenticeship Levy Calculator

The Apprenticeship Levy is a valuable fund for helping businesses to access vocational training. Yet as anyone who’s used it can tell you, keeping track of the funds in your account can be a tricky business. What you need is a solution that allows you to accurately plan and forecast your ongoing monthly and annual … Continue reading Free Tool: Apprenticeship Levy Calculator

SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

With SASE framework withdrawal completing on the 31st July 2020, there are now less than six months to go until all English apprenticeships move on to apprenticeship Standards. If you’re wondering how (or even if) this applies to your apprenticeship training, worry not. We’re here to explain what’s happening and what you need to know. … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 is here and we are delighted that #LookBeyond is the theme this year. We’ve supported apprentices and training providers since 1996 across a wide range of sectors and occupations. One of the most important pieces of feedback we’ve received is that people didn’t realise the possibilities that come with starting an … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2020

NOS Consultations – Feedback Needed for Phase 2

Do you have any experience of training in either Social Marketing or Cleaning & Support Services? If so, we need your input for the next stage of NOS consultations. Instructus Skills and Skills Development Scotland are working together to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for these disciplines to ensure that learners are developing the … Continue reading NOS Consultations – Feedback Needed for Phase 2

How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide

Are you new to apprenticeship management? You may have heard all about the benefits of hiring a fresh-faced learner and training them in the ways of your business – and you may have thought that it could work for you. But where exactly do you start? We know the questions that employers have about training … Continue reading How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide