Join the 2021 Standards Consultation

We are once again working with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to run consultations on a range of pan-sector training standards. As always, we want to hear from as many working professionals as possible – which could include you. The standards up for review fall under several qualification types. National Occupational Standards (NOS) Business Enterprise Cleaning … Continue reading Join the 2021 Standards Consultation

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

For this Scottish Apprenticeship Week, I want to celebrate the work we do as the authorising body for approximately 25% of Modern Apprenticeships, and the work we do with Skills Development Scotland to ensure that National Occupational Standards remain relevant and up to date. In the last 12 months, we have reviewed the National Occupational … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Week: A Commitment to Talent

How We Develop National Occupational Standards

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

Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

Today is the start of Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021. It’s a celebration of apprenticeship achievement and opportunity across the nation. As per Apprenticeships Scotland, it is “a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.” This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent. It aims to highlight the impact … Continue reading Scottish National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Starts Here

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 & 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

We Are Certified Grade One

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

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

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are now open for nominations. The annual awards ceremony, which is run by Skills Development Scotland and now in its 17th year, brings together apprentices, training providers and employers from across Scotland to celebrate the contribution that apprenticeships make to the economy. This year sees the debut of several new awards, … Continue reading Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Are Open