1511, 2018

Break through the noise and understand what end-point assessment means for your role as a trainer-assessor

  We’re really excited to announce that we are strategic partners for SDN’s inaugural Apprenticeship Breakthrough Conference on 29th April in Birmingham.   The Conference, for front-line trainers/assessors, won’t just be focused on government policy - it will be practical, interactive, action-focused, and affordable. Delegates will leave the day with [...]

1311, 2018

Getting to grips with on-programme assessment – case study insights from Manchester Met University

Getting to grips with on-programme assessment - case study insights from Manchester Met University  Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) delivers a suite of Level 6 and 7 apprenticeship standards, including the Chartered Manger Degree Apprenticeship. To make sure the Chartered Manager curriculum is relevant to specific industries, the course is delivered [...]

1110, 2018

Two federations join forces to ensure integrity and independence of assessment and quality assurance in apprenticeships

LONDON, 10th October 2018. The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) have agreed to work together to support quality apprenticeships. The partnership will help join-up the unique expertise of end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs), sector skills councils, the individual assessors guild and [...]

810, 2018

Apprenticeship Providers – Kitemark needed?

As many of you will have seen, BBC Breakfast posed an interesting question on this morning’s show - are kitemarks needed for apprenticeships? The suggestion that the government introduces a kitemark system for good apprentice employers to encourage best practice and help apprentices choose the best employer is an interesting [...]

409, 2018

A Warm Welcome to Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE as Fellow of The Assessors Guild

The Assessors Guild would like to extend a very warm welcome to Professor Sir Alan Tuckett OBE as one of our prestigious Fellows. He is a professor of adult education at the University of Wolverhampton, Honorary Fellow of UNESCO’s Institute of Lifelong Learning, and Distinguished Professor at the International Institute [...]