Changes to Assessment Plans: Is there a plan?

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…

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Playing as a Team: The New EQA Framework for Apprenticeships

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 […]

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TQUK Just Designed Three New Qualifications for Apprenticeships

Our Qualifications Team is always on the cutting edge, creating new and in-demand qualifications. This month, we’re putting the spotlight on three new qualifications for apprenticeships that we deliver End-Point Assessment (EPA) for. These apprenticeships are: Healthcare Assistant Practitioner; Customer Service Practitioner; and Customer Service Specialist. These qualifications are mapped against Apprenticeship Standards so that […]

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The Benefits of Early Engagement with Your EPAO

Sometimes, it can be tempting, when delivering an apprenticeship, to leave everything involving End-Point Assessment (EPA) until later. After all, it’s in the name: End-Point Assessment. Everything involved should happen at the end, right? Well…not exactly. Think of it like buying a house: it’s important to do your research to make sure you’re you’ve got […]

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How to Help Your Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Prepare for EPA

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) is coming up, and your Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprentice is probably preparing as best as they can. As the Apprentice’s Trainer/Mentor, you’re doing everything you can to make sure they have all the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours they need. But there are also loads of extra things you can do to […]

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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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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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