Setting Standards for OECD Eurasia

Last week Instructus provided expert guidance at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Eurasia conference in Minsk, Belarus. Our Standards & Qualifications Portfolio Manager Tony Beecher delivered a presentation on occupational standard setting in the business management sector, giving expert comment to support the Belarus government. The session was conducted in Russian and … Continue reading Setting Standards for OECD Eurasia

Revised NOS for Surveying, Revenue & Benefits

Instructus Skills, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, have completed consultation on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Surveying and Administration of Local Revenues & Benefits. Following responses from multiple sectors that have provided valuable insight into how the standards could better reflect the skills that employers need, the NOS have been updated and are … Continue reading Revised NOS for Surveying, Revenue & Benefits

Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

This Wednesday (21st March) the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) updated the funding bands for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards. In a statement on GOV.UK, the ESFA said: “The Department for Education is reviewing the effectiveness of the current funding band structure. When we moved to 15 funding bands, we expected to see … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Band Structure Set to Change

SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

You may think that SASE framework withdrawal sounds complicated, but in practice, it should have little effect on your business. So what does it mean? SASE frameworks were the main curriculum of apprenticeship frameworks in England. Following apprenticeship reform, the Education Skills & Funding Agency (ESFA) has replaced these frameworks with new, employer-led Standards. These … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal

This week the ESFA has communicated a change to upcoming SASE framework withdrawal dates. In a revision to previous guidance, we have been advised that all English frameworks previously scheduled for removal in Batches 4 and 5 are now no longer scheduled for removal until 2020. In line with this, Instructus will not withdraw any … Continue reading Update: SASE Batch 4 & 5 Framework Withdrawal