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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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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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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Responsible 001                                                                                                                                                                                We will take responsibility for everything that we do, and work together to ensure that Training Qualifications UK is a finely tuned, well-oiled machine.

This means you will receive everything you need in a timely, efficient manner so you can start helping learners achieve their goals sooner and faster.

Being responsible entails an obligation to do something, or have control over or care for someone as part of one’s job or role. So what does this mean for us? We all play our part within the Training Qualifications UK team and we’re all responsible for our departments and making sure we do everything we can to assist our Approved Centres.

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social-media-roi-the-champagne-moment-my-talk-at-nyu-july-2013-28-638.jpgTraining Qualifications UK is delighted to announce that according to the latest Ofqual stats, we have risen to the 22nd largest Awarding Organisation across the UK.

Based on the number of certificates printed between the months of January and March 2016 and for the second year running, we have moved up the rankings. And further to that, we also have two qualifications in the top 50 for the same quarter.

The team is delighted with the news and it indicates that everything we’re doing here at HQ is working well and we’ve built some solid foundations moving forward as we look to crack that top 20 awarding organisations.

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