What is Remote Assessment?

If you already run apprenticeships in your organisation, you may be familiar with some of the problems of on-site assessment. Providing time and space for assessment carries an operational cost. This cost – and the risk to your business – only increases when you’re facilitating recurring visitor appointments. And that’s before you consider the financial … Continue reading What is Remote Assessment?

What is End Point Assessment Gateway?

The introduction of End Point Assessment has brought many changes to the apprenticeship process. One new part of the learner journey is the Gateway process – and it’s something that a lot of employers have questions about. This guide will outline what End Point Assessment Gateway is, how it works, and what you can do … Continue reading What is End Point Assessment Gateway?

SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

With SASE framework withdrawal completing on the 31st July 2020, there are now less than six months to go until all English apprenticeships move on to apprenticeship Standards. If you’re wondering how (or even if) this applies to your apprenticeship training, worry not. We’re here to explain what’s happening and what you need to know. … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide

Are you new to apprenticeship management? You may have heard all about the benefits of hiring a fresh-faced learner and training them in the ways of your business – and you may have thought that it could work for you. But where exactly do you start? We know the questions that employers have about training … Continue reading How to Hire an Apprentice – An Updated Guide

Your Guide to Apprenticeships in 2020

Further education has seen a raft of changes over the last few years, and 2020 looks set to herald a few more. With a new decade now underway we’re here with your primer to apprenticeships over the next 12 months. From legislation to awards, we want to help you make the most of the Further … Continue reading Your Guide to Apprenticeships in 2020

What is EPA (End Point Assessment)?

With End Point Assessment (EPA) apprenticeships in England have changed for good. Under the old Frameworks system, training providers would assess a learner’s competency over the course of their training. This model was called continuous assessment. Yet over time employers found that this model often led to a gap between what the learner should have … Continue reading What is EPA (End Point Assessment)?

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

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

Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

If you’re a public sector organisation you can now access our Team Leader End Point Assessment service through the YPO. As a procurement service that works for a variety of public sector organisations, the YPO combines requirements to secure a better price for services than you may be able to find alone. What’s more, as … Continue reading Our Team Leader EPA Joins the YPO

What You Need to Know About Your EPAO

Since the introduction of End Point Assessment (EPA), apprenticeships in England have changed for good. Yet when it comes to the fundamentals, there may appear to be little difference. Your apprentice still takes half a day each week for training, as before. They still complete coursework, and still find new and interesting ways to tie … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your EPAO