We are all aware about the 20% statutory requirement for off-the-job training during completion of an apprenticeship, but how does the training organisation know whether an activity is off-the-job, and how do they achieve the required 20%? Off-the-job training must be new learning and relevant to the apprentice’s studies but not directly linked to the […]
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End Point Assessments (EPA) are the ‘gateway process’ that gives learners the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviour for their chosen career. They consist of a series of assessments that an apprentice must complete to prove their ability to do the job that they have been training for. Being ready for this final […]
As we begin a new academic year, this September 2019 will be the first introduction to the new Functional Skills qualification. Following a decision made by the government in 2015, it is hoped that this reform programme will improve the relevance of Functional Skills qualifications in English and Mathematics. Qualifications that meets employers needs With […]
Following the detailed consultation conducted by Ofsted, the inspection framework is changing in terms of what focus and emphasis is placed on the learning criteria. The consultation process started back in June 2017, over 200 engagement events have taken place in a range of forms and the feedback from the events has helped shape the […]
Employing an apprentice is widely known as a highly cost effective way to increase your workforce. But aside from cost, there are many other benefits to employers who take on apprentices. ‘Grow your own’ experts Perhaps one of the main benefits of taking on an apprentice is the opportunity to grow and mould your own […]