Jock Fraser

IFATE ANNOUNCES REFORM OF DEGREE APPRETINCESHIPS

The Institute will reform and improve degree apprenticeships following strong support from consultation respondents. Degree apprenticeships already play a hugely important role in our education and skills system. They give people, who may not previously have had the opportunity, a chance to progress their careers through higher education. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the …

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IAT Bulletin Report

End Point Assessor Training. With the success of the Apprenticeship programme gathering pace in our industry, the IAT put out a call to recruit more “End Point Assessors”, (EPAs). EPAs are needed to assess apprentices who are completing the very final stage of their apprenticeship. As our industry is very diverse in terms of the …

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IFATE APPRENTICESHIP FLEXIBILTY UPDATE

Detailed guidance explaining how apprenticeship flexibilities will be retained into 2022 and beyond has been published today (Thursday). The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) announced in August that the measures introduced to help support the sector through Covid-19 would run until at least the end of this year. The decision was subsequently made, following …

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COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 apprenticeship measures to run to end of 2021 Apprenticeship flexibilities and temporary discretions introduced to support the sector through Covid-19 will run until the end of 2021, but a number will then come to an end. In February of this year, the Institute committed to provide at least a three-month notice period before making …

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Alert: Further targeted ransomware attacks on the UK education sector by cyber criminal. Updated information for the education sector

Update March 2021. The NCSC is responding to further targeted ransomware attacks on the education sector by cyber criminals. Since late February 2021, an increased number of ransomware attacks have affected education establishments in the UK, including schools, colleges and universities. The NCSC continues to respond to an increased number of ransomware attacks affecting education …

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Measures announced to boost education exports, international study and global opportunities

    On Saturday, the Government announced new measures to attract more overseas students, boosting access to global student exchanges for thousands of people, and supporting international education partnerships. In addition, the Department for International Trade and Department for Education jointly published the 2021 update to the International Education Strategy, which restates the government’s commitment to …

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Ofqual – expanded EQA role

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has today (4 August 2020) published its consultation outcomes which confirm the arrangements to simplify the External Quality Assurance (EQA) of apprenticeship End Point Assessments. Under the new arrangements, EQA will be delivered by Ofqual and the Office for Students, in alignment with the Institute’s framework. Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, …

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