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The 2023 Graduation Ceremony IAT Diploma Levels 4, 5 & 6 Laboratory Animal Science & Technology

IAT Council would like to congratulate all the IAT HE students for their outstanding achievement in passing their exams. On Tuesday 4th July the Graduation Ceremony took place at the MRC Mary Lyon Advanced Training Centre for students who had completed the IAT Diploma Levels 4, 5 & 6 Laboratory Animal Science and Technology. It …

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Apprentice Decent Wage Pledge

About ‘Back the Future’ ‘Back the Future’ is a collective of employers, intermediaries and apprenticeship training providers who believe we should be backing the UK’s future talent pipeline by not paying apprentice minimum wages, but by providing decent and fair pay for all apprentices employed in the UK. We are committed to addressing social mobility issues by …

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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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OfQual update on Awarding of functional skills in 2021

Arrangements for 2021 There are 3 ways learners will be able to access a result. Assessments can continue to take place in a training provider, college, school, employer premises or alternative location, where it is safe for them to do so in line with public health guidance. Assessments can be taken remotely or online. Where …

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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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Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) and external quality assurance providers about changes to apprenticeships due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates All apprentices can attend on-site training and assessment. Once Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown commences, all apprentices will be able to attend the workplace. Read more about it in the returning to workplace and educational settings section. Information on how apprentices who have been made redundant, or who are at risk …

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