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18 June 2015

Hundreds and hundreds of people Google 'how to become an assessor' on a monthly basis. It's a question that is asked by many, but answered effectively by very few. Hopefully, after reading this article you will feel like it's not as complicated as what everyone makes out after all.

Thu 03, May 2018

The introduction of End Point Assessment (EPA) into new Apprenticeship standards brings a fresh challenge for apprentices, employers and, in particular, Assessors. However, as many Apprentice Assessment Organisations (AAOs) are already discovering, ...

Tue 01, May 2018

Each apprenticeship is allocated to one of 15 funding bands, which range from £1,500 to £27,000.  The Institute makes a funding band recommendation to the Secretary of State for Education, who takes the final decision. During the apprenticeship ...

Fri 27, Apr 2018

This article by Hilary Read looks at where to begin when planning a curriculum of vocational teaching and learning for the on-programme element of apprenticeship standards. It is an update to her previous article, "On programme Planning for New Appr...

Wed 18, Apr 2018

Launch of new End Point Assessment Qualification Accredited Training International are today launching our new qualification aimed at supporting End Point Assessment across the UK. The qualification (“Level 3 Award in Undertaking End-Point Assessment...

Sun 15, Apr 2018

For many, the concept of end-point assessment is still new. The independent nature of the assessor’s role is new, the concept of grading is new, and the way many of the assessment components are delivered will be new too. Over the last few weeks, we’...

Fri 06, Apr 2018

Leading employers in the energy and utilities sector have welcomed the government’s continued commitment to apprenticeships on the first anniversary of the levy’s go-live date, 6 April 2017.* Across the sector, there are now thousands of people start...

Tue 03, Apr 2018

If you are looking to deliver (or prepare your apprentices) for end-point assessments in future, you will need to get to grips with the assessment methods specified in the new assessment plans. Some of these assessment methods are new to apprenticesh...

Mon 19, Mar 2018

Over the last few weeks, we’ve published a series of articles looking at different assessment methods specified in the new assessment plans, and started to unpick what they look like in practice in the context of high-stakes end-point assessment. (If...

Mon 12, Mar 2018

If you’ve had chance to look through some of the new apprenticeship assessment plans, you will see some assessment methods that are new, and others that are familiar. However, even if they are familiar, the high-stakes nature of end-point assessment ...

Mon 05, Mar 2018

We have now been working with end test assessment organisations for over 21/2 years. It has been an interesting journey and one where we have needed to establish new relationships, you could say all of us have been paddling our canoe but not sur...