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

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

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

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

Apprenticeship Flexibilities Extended to August

With the rise of COVID-19 cases leading to increased restrictions on movement and interaction, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has announced a further extension of apprenticeship flexibilities. These flexibilities will now be in place until the end of August at the earliest. In November, we reported that the Institute was extending … Continue reading Apprenticeship Flexibilities Extended to August

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

Recommendation Survey 2020

In February, we asked our partners and subscribers a simple yes or no question – would you recommend our services? Now that we’ve tallied up the responses, we’re proud to announce that yes – an overwhelming majority of you are happy to recommend us for what we do. Out of an accumulated total of 108 … Continue reading Recommendation Survey 2020

COVID-19 Guidance

Ongoing Guidance for Employers & Training Providers Last updated: 01/06/2020 Many of you have reached out to enquire how we will continue to certify and assess during this difficult period. For your convenience, we have summarised the information below. We will update this page regularly with forthcoming information and an FAQ. Please add it to … Continue reading COVID-19 Guidance