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What is EPA?

In the recent years, apprenticeships have moved away from the more traditional frameworks. New apprenticeship standards have emerged, with mandatory End-point assessments giving the updated apprenticeship structure a new format. But what does the new standard look like and what actually is EPA? Apprenticeship standards are developed by employers that are representative of the chosen…

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Exciting News from the Skills and Education Group

The Skills and Education Group have announced three exciting new developments to help member organisations get more out of their membership. The new online Membership Hub, the opening of grant applications via the Skills and Education Group Foundation, and an improved events booking system for professional development networks mean there’s no better time to be…

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Certa Awards Registration Reminder

As previously communicated, all registrations for Regulated qualifications must be made via ORS from 1 September 2019. No registrations will be permitted on Quartz after this date. You should however, continue to use the Quartz Portal for Access to HE and Unregulated registrations until further notice. For existing runs please continue to claim certification via…

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New Qualifications in Volunteer Management

The Skills and Education Group Awards have been working with specialists to update the current suite of Volunteer Management qualifications and are pleased to announce that the new qualifications will be going ‘live’ on the 1 November 2019. The new qualifications feature updated terminology, more focused assessment criteria and indicative content to assist with lesson…

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Certa Awards

Specialist Sub-contractor and Independent End-point Assessor Opportunities

Skills and Education Group Awards is looking for specialist sub-contractors and Independent End-point Assessors to join its team of moderators, examiners and independent assessors. Sub-contractors are subject specialists and act as our representatives, liaising with approved centres to establish consistency in the processes and standards of assessment and quality assurance. Our Moderators support continuous improvement…

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ABC Awards’ Fashion and Textiles Qualifications Gain Industry Recognition

ABC Awards is delighted to announce that 17 of our fashion and textiles qualifications have gained recognition from the UK Fashion and Textiles Association’s (ukft) Industry Recognition Programme. ukft launched their Industry Recognition Programme to ensure qualifications in the sector are both applicable and necessary for employers and learners alike. ABC Awards are the first…

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Our Quality Licence Scheme is continuing to reach high standards

The Quality Licence Scheme (QLS) is our flagship product designed specifically to recognise the excellent course provision created by our Providers. Being approved and endorsed for QLS demonstrates that you are committed to delivering quality learning and that you have been endorsed by two respected brands within the awarding market ABC Awards and Certa Awards.…

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Case Studies

We are helping youth to engineer the right careers

The Youth Education Project, a not-for-profit social enterprise, in Leicester has been working with ABC Awards to deliver Motor Vehicle Awards, Certificates and Diplomas, (as well as in Personal and Social Development and Design and Creative Studies) since it was established in 2011. Speaking of the growing and mutually beneficial relationship, Lee Walker, the organisation’s…

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University of Bolton offers learners additional counselling certificates

University of Bolton’s Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling course, ranked in the UK’s top five for teaching quality by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, has embedded opportunities into the curriculum to gain counselling skills certificates, accredited by ABC Awards. Founded in 1998, ABC Awards offers Ofqual and Qualification Wales recognised and…

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New Level 5 Qualification for the luxury tailors and cutters of tomorrow

ABC Awards has worked closely with the Savile Row Bespoke Association and UKFT to develop an exciting national qualification for the fashion and textiles industry. The Level 5 Diploma in Bespoke Tailoring provides learners with the practical skills and knowledge needed within bespoke garment production and the luxury garment market to work as a highly-skilled tailor and/or cutter. The qualification has…

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