11 Essential Steps to Hiring an Apprentice

Thinking about hiring an Apprentice? You’ve come to the perfect place! As an End-Point Assessment Organisation, we’re passionate about apprenticeships and the amazing benefits they bring to businesses across the UK. We think that all companies should hire Apprentices, and we’re not afraid to shout about it! So, if you’re an Employer interested in hiring […]

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What are Mock Assessments and How Can They Help My Apprentice?

As an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we do everything we can to make sure that our Apprentices have every chance to succeed during their End-Point Assessment (EPA). In order to do this, we provide mock assessments for any Apprentice we can. Mock assessments are, basically, simulations of a real assessment. They’re a great way for […]

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Apprenticeship Funding Rules: Your Ultimate Guide

Getting started As an End-Point Assessment Organisation, we are keenly aware of how difficult and confusing apprenticeship funding rules can be. You just want to deliver your apprenticeship program, and then you find out that there are all these complex rules you have to know. We sympathise. After all, we have to follow them, too! […]

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Say Hello to Five New TQUK EPA Apprenticeship Standards

The TQUK EPA Team are always hard at work applying for new Apprenticeship Standards, and we’ve now been approved to deliver EPA for five more! The TQUK EPA Digital Marketer, Sales Executive, Learning Mentor, Assessor/Coach and Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Standards are now all on our books. Do any of these TQUK EPA Apprenticeship Standards […]

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EPA Spotlight: Adult Care Worker

We get a lot of questions about the Adult Care Worker EPA. After all, the Adult Care Worker standard is by far one of the most popular apprenticeships in the UK. The shortage of skilled workers in adult care and other healthcare sectors makes a subsidised apprenticeship program all the more attractive. Hospitals, care homes, […]

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Five Recipes to Whip Out for Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the largest religious observations in the world and will begin this Sunday, May 5. This holy month will be celebrated by 1.8 billion Muslims all over the world and approximately 2.5 million Muslims over the UK. As a result, many restaurants across the UK are set to offer special Ramadan menus. […]

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EPA Spotlight: Hospitality Team Member

We do a lot of Hospitality Team Member EPA s, and it’s easy to see why. The Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard offers a versatile learning program that could lead any apprentice into an amazing career in the hospitality sector. We also get a lot of questions from our Employers about what’s involved in the […]

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Distinctions Go to Two Hair Professional Apprentices at The Link Academy

On March 20 2019, TQUK EPA passed two Hair Professional apprentices at The Link Academy with Distinctions! Benjamin Ward and James Garner were the first apprentices assessed by TQUK at The Link Academy, an independent work-based learning provider specialising in barbering. The Huddersfield-based organisation has provided bespoke training to their learners since 2011, and began […]

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Play the Game: EQA of EPA Needs a Common Set of Rules

This article originally appeared in FE News on 15 March 2019. Think of the last time you played a board game. Monopoly? Risk? Doesn’t matter. The important thing is that when you played, there were a set of rules that everyone had to follow if they wanted to play. Knowing the rules to a game […]

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The Apprenticeship Co-Investment Has Been Cut

This is big news for our employers. On 13 March, Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, revealed in his Spring statement that small and medium-sized enterprises will get a massive boost for their apprenticeship programmes by announcing a £700 million package of reforms, to be implemented in April. From 1 April, non-levy-paying employers will have […]

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5 Cool Ways to Get Into a Good EPA Mindset

A good EPA mindset It can be tricky to get into a good EPA mindset. End-Point Assessment is the last test, the big cheese, the final frontier. During your EPA, you’ll be tested to make sure you have all the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to take your career into the stratosphere. Nerves can […]

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The Great 8: TQUK EPA and PGL Partnership off to a Flying Start

We are delighted to announce that TQUK EPA has recently entered into a partnership with PGL after assessing and passing eight of their Hospitality Team Member apprentices! The apprentices, who joined PGL in 2017, underwent in-depth training programmes that lasted for more than 12 months and equipped them with all the fast-paced Hospitality skills that their […]

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How To Prepare for EPA

You’ve completed your Formative Study, received your qualifications and just passed Gateway. Now you have to prepare for your End-Point Assessment (EPA). It’s a big moment in your apprenticeship. But don’t worry – TQUK EPA has your back. Our End-Point Assessors conduct dozens of EPAs every month, and they see first-hand all the things that […]

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EPA Spotlight: Production Chef EPA Now Available with TQUK

TQUK’s exponential growth continues as we now offer End-Point Assessment for the Production Chef Apprenticeship! Production Chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and challenging kitchen environments. They must maintain excellent standards of hygiene as they produce food in high volumes from standardised menus and recipes. Some of their other duties include: Producing […]

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How TQUK Can Help You

The new apprenticeship standards are designed to improve upon what’s gone before and help with the apprentice’s initial journey into their chosen career, before you know it, they’ll be on the road to success.


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