The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

You may well have heard of the apprenticeship levy in recent years. However, unless you’re working in the day-to-day of apprenticeship recruitment you may not be completely clear on what it is – or how it affects your business. In this post we’re going to break down: Who has to pay the apprenticeship levy? How … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Do you know any employers that are committed to the success of apprenticeships in their organisation? Or perhaps your own apprentice has impressed you with their competence? In either case you should consider making a nomination for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 – but you’ll need to get a move on! At 5PM this Friday … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: It’s Deadline Week

Our Team Leader EPA is ESFA Approved

Are you delivering apprenticeship training for the Team Leader standard? Whether you’re an employer or a training provider, you need to think about EPA. Following rigorous assessment by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we are proud to announce that our EPA service for Team Leader/Supervisor (Level 3) is approved and ready to go. … Continue reading Our Team Leader EPA is ESFA Approved

You Can Trust Instructus for Business Admin EPA

We are proud to announce that from January 2019 the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have approved Instructus Skills to deliver End Point Assessment for Business Administrator (Level 3). Following an evaluation of our assessment tools, grading processes and detailed assessor guidelines, the ESFA have determined that our approach to assessment is fit for … Continue reading You Can Trust Instructus for Business Admin EPA

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

Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

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 Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

You may think that SASE framework withdrawal sounds complicated, but in practice it should have little affect on your business. So what does it mean? SASE frameworks were the main curriculum of apprenticeship frameworks in England. Following apprenticeship reform the Education Skills & Funding Agency (ESFA) has replaced these frameworks with new, employer-led Standards. These … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know