7709f3380bcf709846b7be5dca65ce7e.jpgOne of the many changes brought in by CDM 15 was the removal of Appendix 4 of the old ACoP, which, since 2007 had helped set the parameters for construction companies to define their training programmes.

The new guidance speaks of ‘skills, knowledge, experience and training’ (SKET) and encourages those appointing individuals or companies to ensure that anyone coming to work on site has the right qualities, to ensure that they perform their task safely.

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nurturing-touch5.jpgAs part of the government’s proposed Apprenticeship reform programme, the Skills Funding Agency expects a move from apprenticeship frameworks to standards over the course of the parliament – with the majority of changes taking place by the funding year 2017/18.

Why is everything changing? The development and vision from the government regarding the future of Apprenticeship stems from the creation and acknowledgment of trailblazer apprenticeships.

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Brave 001We will be courageous. Not fighting dragons but taking calculated risks and being unafraid to lead the way with innovative and revolutionary thinking.

This means you can come to us with ideas and we will not shy away from them. We will act on your behalf to challenge the status quo.

‘Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go’ – T.S.Eliot.

Here at Training Qualifications UK we’re unafraid to lead the way and try new things, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life, new civilisati... – hold on, that’s Star Trek. Let’s bring this back to down to Earth.

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Energetic_001.jpgWe will put everything into, and squeeze everything out of, the working day. From the moment we get to the office in the morning to when we leave in the evening, we will ensure that we channel our energy into progress.

This means we will respond with the same enthusiasm and efficiency whether you contact us at 8am on a Monday or 6pm on a Friday.

Energy drives the engine. And our engine room is packed full of coffee and biscuits to ensure that we’re always well fuelled and ready for the working day ahead.

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9734216129_76d9935039_b.jpgFrom April 2017, the government will be changing the way funded apprenticeships work across the UK.

Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy whilst there will be changes to the funding of apprenticeship training for all employers.

The government’s ‘vision for 2020’ sees all apprenticeships providing substantive training in a professional or technical route, transferable skills and competency in English and Maths for all ages.

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