Business Enterprise NOS Update

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, we want your insight into how you do your job. We are once again working with Skills Development Scotland to review the suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Business Enterprise. The current NOS outline the range of functions and areas of competence for job roles within … Continue reading Business Enterprise NOS Update

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

Functional Skills Updates Published

On April 22nd Ofqual published updates to the conditions, requirements, and guidance for Functional Skills qualifications. Ofqual has made these updates due to the Secretary of State’s decision to extend the end date for continuing learners on the legacy Functional Skills qualifications to 31st July 2021. You can view the updated documents by following the … Continue reading Functional Skills Updates Published

Join the SVQ Brand Review

SQA Accreditation is undertaking a review of the Scottish Vocational Qualifications brand. To do this, they need your input. SQA Accreditation quality assures qualifications offered in Scotland by approving awarding bodies and accrediting their qualifications. They achieve this by regulating awarding bodies and their qualifications against published regulatory requirements. This SVQ brand review will ensure … Continue reading Join the SVQ Brand Review

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

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

Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is currently performing a review of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). If your business is involved in SVQ delivery, or if you are a current or past participant of SVQs, this review may be of interest. Click here to visit the research feature. To register your participation you will need to … Continue reading Scottish Vocational Qualifications Under Review

Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

Last week the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled the first budget of the Parliament. Whilst there was not a great deal of news for apprenticeships, we’ve still gathered everything you need to know into one handy guide. It is worth noting that in light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government situation is … Continue reading Budget 2020: Apprenticeships & Skills

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

General Election 2019 – Apprenticeships Guide

Unless you’ve been living without an internet connection since the end of October you’ll be well aware that we’re headed for a General Election. As it is, December 12th marks a critical vote for the country. The team here have taken a look at the manifestos from the three main UK parties to see what’s … Continue reading General Election 2019 – Apprenticeships Guide