Higher Technical Skills Quality Mark Now Open

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is launching a new quality mark to make it easier for employers and learners to know which qualifications will provide the best training route to highly-skilled jobs. IfATE is positioning this as the first step in reversing the national shortage of higher technical skills. In England, only … Continue reading Higher Technical Skills Quality Mark Now Open

Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is currently performing a review of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). If your business is involved in SVQ delivery, or if you are a current or past participant of SVQs, this review may be of interest. Click here to visit the research feature → To contact SQA Accreditation and register your … Continue reading Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review

IfATE Launch Funding Bands Consultation

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has launched a consultation on apprenticeship funding bands. To ensure that their proposed solution works for everyone, they need your feedback. This is a follow up to the funding bands survey that IfATE conducted earlier this year. That summary received over 200 responses – you can read … Continue reading IfATE Launch Funding Bands Consultation

NOS Development and Review 2020

Following last year’s successful National Occupational Standards (NOS) review, Instructus Skills and Skills Development Scotland are once again working together to review and develop a further six NOS suites. To ensure this review is a success, we need your support. Feedback from employers, training providers, awarding bodies, and sector groups from all UK nations will … Continue reading NOS Development and Review 2020

SDS Seeking Project Management Feedback

Can you provide valuable feedback on the future of Project Management training in Scotland? Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is now consulting with stakeholders across the Project Management sector about the new Scottish Apprenticeship for Project Management at SCQF Level 8. As part of this consultation, SDS has launched a survey seeking your feedback. The Project … Continue reading SDS Seeking Project Management Feedback

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

Employers Needed for Government Case Studies

You may know us more for our role in apprenticeships, but as a skills sector body we recognise the need for employers to engage with vocational development at all levels. T Levels, the vocational equivalent of A Levels, are one way in which the Government has aimed to decrease the skills gap and create more … Continue reading Employers Needed for Government Case Studies

NOS & Apprenticeship Framework Demand 2020-21

Instructus Skills and Skills Development Scotland are working together to develop National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Apprenticeship Frameworks for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To do this, we need your help. If you have experience of working with NOS or Apprenticeship Frameworks we want to know what you think. We simply need your view on … Continue reading NOS & Apprenticeship Framework Demand 2020-21

Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

As part of our role shaping skills across the pan-sector, Instructus Skills recently attended the Erasmus+ seminar “Enhancing Digital Competencies in Education and Training”. Larisa Puk, our Standards and Qualifications Coordinator, joined over 70 participants in Tallinn, Estonia from 4th-7th September to identify priorities for digital skills in education and training across Europe. The Estonian … Continue reading Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

The Cleaning Services Review 2019

As reported last week Instructus Skills are working with Skills Development Scotland to review the National Occupational Standards for Cleaning Services. This consultation seeks to define the skills that underpin the Cleaning Services job role – and to ensure that this definition is as accurate as possible we need your help. We’ve designed a short … Continue reading The Cleaning Services Review 2019