Hard Work Pays Off: Celebrating 100 End-Point Assessments

This October saw Instructus Skills celebrate another landmark as we completed our 100th end-point assessment as an EPAO. Whilst this achievement tells you how far our service has come since we started delivering EPA in 2020, the assessment itself wasn’t about us. For Katie Green – the apprentice who took the end-point assessment – the … Continue reading Hard Work Pays Off: Celebrating 100 End-Point Assessments

EPA Best Practice Webinar for Training Providers & EPAOs

The ESFA is continuing its series of apprenticeship-focused webinars with an upcoming event covering a topic that’s close to our own hearts – end-point assessment (EPA). The EPA best practice webinar will provide an overview of the ESFA’s new guidance for training providers and EPAOs. This will outline the roles and responsibilities of every party … Continue reading EPA Best Practice Webinar for Training Providers & EPAOs

Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021

Several apprenticeship flexibilities introduced to ease the delivery of apprenticeship training during Covid-19 are due to end at the close of 2021. The Institute first introduced temporary measures in early 2020 to provide continued support to businesses, apprentices, and training providers. These measures have been extended several times since. However, now the Institute plans to … Continue reading Apprenticeship Flexibilities Closing End of 2021

Standard Versions Launched for End-Point Assessment

From June, End-Point Assessment standards will become subject to embedded version controls. Once in place, these versions will clearly identify where any apprenticeship standards have been updated or amended. This will help ensure that the apprentice is graded according to the correct criteria for their standard, and receive the correct certification. It’s another step to … Continue reading Standard Versions Launched for End-Point Assessment

EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (The Institute) has launched a new survey on End Point Assessment (EPA) flexibilities. This survey is aimed at giving a voice to everyone involved in the apprenticeship sector. This means if you’re a training provider, an employer, an apprentice, or an interested party, this survey is for you. … Continue reading EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

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

A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation

As an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we’ve aimed to differentiate ourselves by the service we provide. And if you ask our clients, we’ve achieved this via our apprentice-first approach and the ease and flexibility of our remote assessment service. Both of these features have come to the fore during the challenging times of the … Continue reading A Flexible, Robust End Point Assessment Organisation

Join the Employer Directory and Influence EPA

Do you want to influence the End Point Assessment process? A new Employer Directory is now open and taking applications from professional and employer-led bodies to work on external quality assurance (EQA) for apprenticeship End Point Assessment. By advising on EQA, employers can provide unparalleled insight into how End Point Assessment really works. The Institute … Continue reading Join the Employer Directory and Influence EPA

Institute Extends Apprenticeship Flexibilities to March 2021

Last week the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) announced that it will extend apprenticeship flexibilities until “at least the end of March”. The special measures introduced by the Institute back in July related to End Point Assessment, and opened up the number of apprenticeship standards that could be assessed remotely. Click here … Continue reading Institute Extends Apprenticeship Flexibilities to March 2021

What is Remote Assessment?

If you run apprenticeships in your organisation you may already be familiar with the problems of on-site assessment. The time and space needed for on-site assessment carries an operational cost, which multiplies with repeat visits. If circumstances outside of your control force you to make a short-notice cancellation, you may face even greater costs. And … Continue reading What is Remote Assessment?