Apprenticeships

The changing market of Apprenticeships
Sep 02, 2019
The world of apprenticeships has seen dramatic changes in recent years - the impacts of which have been felt by employers, learners and training providers. Growth and development of apprenticeships is still a main priority for the government, providing a key element of the skills strategy. This growth is also important for employers, in order to make improvements to skills levels and productivity within their own organisations.
Don’t let your contributions go back to the treasury
Jun 28, 2019
Introduced over two years ago, the apprenticeship levy has transformed the ways that businesses think about their training and development opportunities. However, reports have shown that many aren’t using the levy to their advantage.
What is end-point assessment?
Jun 28, 2019
End-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest changes from the apprenticeship reforms. All learners now have to complete an end-point assessment in order to complete their course, rather than being continually assessed throughout.
Narrowing Skills Shortages with the Apprenticeship Levy
Skills gaps are on the increase; with an ageing workforce, the uncertainty of Brexit, and the lowest unemployment rates since the 70’s, finding staff with the right skills to fill vacancies is becoming an increasing struggle.
Update on apprenticeship funding guidance and rules
The recently published versions of the ESFA’s apprenticeship funding guidance and rules for 2018 to 2019 contain some changes to apprenticeship policy, as well as several rule changes, new evidence requirements and lots of clarifications.
Purple People Academy to create 25 new apprenticeships at Learning Curve Group
May 23, 2018
Building on its existing training and development programmes for its workforce of more than 300, the County Durham-based education and training provider has launched the new academy to help develop focused career paths for its staff.