National Occupational Standards (NOS) are a key building block for a range of qualifications. These include Scotland’s Modern, Technical and Professional Apprenticeships. Read on to learn what they are, how we develop them, and why it’s vital to get your feedback as part of the process. What are the National Occupational Standards? The NOS are … Continue reading How We Develop National Occupational Standards
Having strong leaders who can propel your organisation and teams through challenging times, whilst demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity, is perhaps more relevant now than ever. 81% of professionals expect to be negatively impacted by Covid-19 in some way*. 73% of professionals from across the UK say their company’s leadership has struggled to … Continue reading Free Event: Authentic Leader Programme
Given the restrictions now in place across the UK, we would like to inform you that the Instructus Group will remain fully operational for the foreseeable future. Rest assured that our team will continue to support your business in whatever way we can. Over this period of lockdown, Instructus Skills will: Undertake Gateway and End … Continue reading Operational Update: January 2021
We are pleased to announce that Instructus Skills is a Cyber Essentials accredited organisation. Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber-attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cybersecurity seriously. This accreditation follows an independently verified self-assessment, during which we assessed ourselves against five basic security controls. These assessments, … Continue reading We Are Cyber Essentials Accredited
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
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?
UPDATED 25/03/20: Following continuous communication with regulators and stakeholders, we have this week implemented remote working across all operational roles. Despite this, we would like to reassure you that we are, and will continue to be, fully operational during this challenging time. ORIGINAL UPDATE 16/03/20: In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, Instructus has decided … Continue reading Operational Update: Coronavirus (March 2020)
It’s official: Instructus Skills are a Grade One certification body for the third year running. This November we were assessed by FISSS (the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards) – the federation that allows us to operate as a certificating body – and were found to be operating at the highest level. It’s up … Continue reading We Are Certified Grade One
As you may have read (in our recent interview with another star apprentice) we’ve already shared a little insight into what it’s like to start an apprenticeship when you’re working. But what’s it like when you’re starting both an apprenticeship and a new job at the same time? We recently welcomed Brandon Reed to the … Continue reading Apprentice Ambition: Welcome to Work!
“I felt like if you didn’t get good GCSEs then it would prevent you from going any further in life, but this wasn’t the case.” Fiona has been working for Instructus for nearly two years and has worked her way up from Business Administrator to Finance Assistant in this time. Having recently started her Level … Continue reading Apprentice Ambition: Starting My Apprenticeship