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News and views in the field of vocational training and assessment, including the latest on end-point assessment, apprenticeships, competency schemes and qualifications.

International Day Of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness! Great. But it’s Monday…and it’s still cold, and wet…and you’re still stuck in the same job with the same conversation over the same watercooler/vending machine/car-park space (delete where applicable), so why should today…
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Get Apprenticeship Levy Ready

What do you know about the apprenticeship levy? As the start of the apprenticeship levy approaches, assessor training and trainer courses have never been more relevant. From April 2017, companies with a payroll bill in excess of £3million will have…
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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,…
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ATDirect Approval to Award 9 New Qualifications

ATDirect are pleased to announce that we now offer the following qualifications (in addition to the Assessor and IQA certificates): Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training Level…
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