ET_event.jpgTraining Qualifications UK would like to welcome centres from the North East of England to join us at a CPD Event in Stockton-on-Tees.

TQUK's lead EQA and subject specialist, Lisa Morris, will be in attendance to provide centres with an explanation of qualification and assessment requirements for:

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birthday.jpgIn true TQUK style, we completely missed our 3rd birthday at the weekend.

There was no cake and confetti. There were no presents and glory. There was no drinking and hangovers.

We were so busy in the days and weeks leading up to the big day that we forgot to celebrate our third turn around the sun. So now that we’ve remembered – let’s take a short trip down memory lane to see how far we have come in a mere 1095 days (ish) since we earned Ofqual status.

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Apprenticeship_levy.jpgSince the countries decision to revoke its European Union membership in June, the education sector has been waiting with baited breath as to the state of the proposed Apprenticeship Levy.

Finally, the government has dropped an update regarding the levy, and to the relative surprise of some - it’s full steam ahead.

Nearly all employers will only have to contribute 10% to the cost of an apprenticeship from April 2017 as per the release from the Department for Education this morning.

What does this mean? The government will pay 90% of the costs for 98% of employers, those with annual wage bills below £3m and thus not paying the levy.

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pexels-photo-large.jpgFrom the 1st October 2017 the Construction Related Occupation card will no longer be an acceptable means of identification or qualification to work in a construction environment.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has said the CRO card is no longer fit for purpose and in the meantime has consulted with companies within the industry to determine the best way to address the issue.

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cabinet_office_sign_contentfullwidth.jpgThe landscape of the UK government has changed dramatically over the past couple of months, here at Training Qualifications UK we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and weigh in on the action.

Most importantly of course, the UK people voted to leave the European Union causing debates and debacles up and down the country until we were all red in the face (we didn’t realise there were so many politicians amongst Facebook users!). But now that the dust has settled somewhat, we have seen an array of politicians passing through the big black door of 10 Downing Street - and in both directions.

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