FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

The ESFA has extended the deadline of a survey reviewing FE funding rates. The survey – which is now open until Friday 30th July – asks FE training providers to give their view on whether current funding rates are suitable for supporting “high cost and high value” training provision. In a statement the ESFA said: … Continue reading FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

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

Cleaning and Support Services NOS Update

Skills Development Scotland has commissioned Instructus Skills to review the suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Cleaning and Support Services. This review is with the aim of bringing the content up-to-date and in line with current best practices. To do this the best way, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. As such, if you … Continue reading Cleaning and Support Services 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

Survey: Learning and Development NOS Consultation

Our colleagues at CLD Standards Council Scotland are currently reviewing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Learning and Development, and they need your feedback. The Learning and Development NOS underpin the assessor and verifier qualifications in Scotland, the SVQs in Learning and Development, and the TAQA assessor qualifications for the rest of the UK. Therefore, … Continue reading Survey: Learning and Development NOS Consultation

EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (The Institute) has launched a new survey on End Point Assessment (EPA) flexibilities. This survey is aimed at giving a voice to everyone involved in the apprenticeship sector. This means if you’re a training provider, an employer, an apprentice, or an interested party, this survey is for you. … Continue reading EPA Flexibilities Survey is Now Live

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

Join the Digital Marketing NOS Consultation

Do you work in Digital Marketing? If so, we need your views. If you are involved in the delivery of Digital Marketing National Occupational Standards (NOS) in any capacity – whether as a manager guiding your team or as an apprentice applying the standards to your role – we would love to get your feedback. … Continue reading Join the Digital Marketing NOS Consultation

Funding Bands Consultation Results Published

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) has published the results of its recent second funding consultation. These consultations follow feedback that the current funding band recommendations system is unclear. At present, funding bands use employer-determined training costs and comparisons with existing qualifications. The Institute’s first consultation outlined a modified approach to apprenticeship … Continue reading Funding Bands Consultation Results Published

Have Your Say: NOS Development 2021

We are once again working with Skills Development Scotland to review a series of National Occupational Standards (NOS) on behalf of the Devolved Nations. These standards underpin a range of skills qualifications, including apprenticeships, and it’s our job to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. To ensure this review is a success, we need … Continue reading Have Your Say: NOS Development 2021