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

Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

As part of our role shaping skills across the pan-sector, Instructus Skills recently attended the Erasmus+ seminar “Enhancing Digital Competencies in Education and Training”. Larisa Puk, our Standards and Qualifications Coordinator, joined over 70 participants in Tallinn, Estonia from 4th-7th September to identify priorities for digital skills in education and training across Europe. The Estonian … Continue reading Developing Digital Skills with Erasmus+

SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have appointed Instructus Skills to deliver a UK-wide standards and frameworks review. Delivery will involve consultation and development of a range of National Occupational Standards (NOS), qualifications and apprenticeships. To ensure that the consultation results are positive it is essential that employers and sector groups provide feedback. Standards & Qualifications Co-ordinator … Continue reading SDS Appoint Instructus Skills as Development Partner

NAW2019: Hiring an Apprentice Made Easy

With National Apprenticeship Week bringing increased awareness to apprenticeships across the UK, a host of employers will be considering new training opportunities in their own organisation. This is great news for all involved, as the benefits of hiring an apprentice are well known now. That said, there are still some clear steps to success. These … Continue reading NAW2019: Hiring an Apprentice Made Easy