The Department for Education (DfE) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) issued further information about Apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak on 25th March 2020.
The global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an understandable cause of concern. We’re acting quickly to ensure that our staff and customers are protected and that we can continue business as usual as much as possible.
As digital literacy becomes an increasingly important basic skill, End-Point Assessment practices should strive to both support and enable digital solutions.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently released updated guidance on the roles and responsibilities for apprenticeship Gateway and resits for End-Point Assessment.
We are now live with the process changes we have been communicating over recent weeks. We are confident these changes will improve the experience for everyone involved and most importantly the Apprentice on their End-Point Assessment journey.
An update of all the processes that have changed is below.
Some might say that the role of an End-Point Assessor is the best role in apprenticeships. Training Qualifications UK’s End-Point Assessor Rachel Blood talks sense of achievement, flexibility with workloads and a company dedicated to supporting Apprentices. Oh and that she loves being an Assessor.
Season’s greetings from Training Qualifications UK. We hope that you are all in the Christmas spirit and preparing for a well-earned break with family and friends. Before we all crack open the mulled wine and break out into sudden and uninterruptible carolling we have a few key announcements in the lead up to the office closing for Christmas.
In July the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education published its highly anticipated and long sought after EQA framework. An attempt to standardise the activities of numerous EQA bodies and improve consistency in practice across the developing End-Point Assessment and Apprenticeship sector, there’s just one problem…
Functional Skills are an integral part of delivering apprenticeships in the UK. If you’re an employer employing an Apprentice or a Training Provider training an Apprentice, you will have seen them listed as requirements on the apprenticeship standards.
No matter which apprenticeship you are delivering, your Apprentice will need to provide evidence that they have achieved Functional Skills qualifications or an equivalent as part of the Gateway requirements.
In July, Training Qualifications UK was happy to learn that the Link Academy had earned not one, but two more End-Point Assessment distinctions on the Hair Apprenticeship Standard. One of those apprentices was hair-stylist-to-be Chloe Jackson.
Being an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) and working with a range of different External Quality Assurance bodies (EQA) can often feel like playing on a football team where all the players are doing their own thing, writes TQUK End-Point Assessment Director Kelle McQuade.
The striker is pacing back and forth, the centre-backs are running in the other direction and the goalkeeper is taking a snooze.
The Institute for Apprenticeships has signed off another 17 apprenticeship standards after they were put through a funding review, with four standards which TQUK are approved to deliver End-Point Assessment for changing.
The news we’ve all been waiting for has landed, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has finally approved the new Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard.
TQUK was very happy yesterday to receive a visit from our partners at Creative Support!
It was great to have Janet Glentworth, Vocational Centre Manager, and Sophie Welch, Training and Development Assessor, at Dunham House in Sale. We showed them all our new facilities and discussed all our plans for the future.