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Assessor Training in Demand

There is increased demand for Assessor Training as the construction industry declares a shortage of on-site Assessors. The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)  and JTL (training and apprenticeship providers for plumbing and electrical engineering) are calling for more Assessors to carry out on-site work-place assessments. With the rise in the number …Read More

20% Off-the-Job Training Confusion Puts Apprenticeships at Risk

Confusion over what constitutes ‘off-the-job’ training could be stopping employers from providing apprenticeships. The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is calling for the government to review its rules on apprenticeships off-the-job training requirements. The apprenticeship levy funding scheme went live on the 1st May and means that employers …Read More

The Skills Plan

The Skills Minister, Nick Boles, has this month launched ‘The Post-16 Skills Plan’, due to be implemented in 2019.  The Skills Plan, developed in response to an independent report into technical education by an expert panel chaired by Lord Sainsbury, ‎proposes replacing the current outdated system of more than 20,000 courses …Read More