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As TQUK continues to expand, we’ve found ourselves occupying some very interesting territory. From our roots in first aid, we’ve grown to offer qualifications in construction, education, health and social care, IT and more. We now offer 300+ qualifications in various sectors. We think that’s pretty cool. And we continue to expand into fascinating new subjects.

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The second week of May is Mental Health Awareness Week, where organizations try to raise awareness about mental health. TQUK has already subscribed to Thunderclap to promote the week and has blogged on World Health Day about the society-wide importance of recognising and managing depression. This week’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Surviving or Thriving, highlighting the stories of how people deal with their mental illnesses.

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NOTE: DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS SUBJECT, FACTS ON THE GROUND MIGHT HAVE CHANGED BY THE TIME YOU FINISH THIS ARTICLE.

Let's take a hypothetical situation. You like chocolate. I'm a chocolate-maker. You've been telling me for years how much you love chocolate, and how you want me to make more. Then one day, I tell you I'm going to give you 3 million bars of chocolate. You're happy. But the day I'm supposed to start giving you the chocolate, I give you a half-eaten bar of Cadbury's and tell you that I'll get back to you in a few months.

You'd be a bit mad.

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Exciting news! TQUK has been approved by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) as an apprentice assessment organization!  You can find us registered here, on the government’s official Register of apprentice assessment organisations (RoAAO).

Now that TQUK is able to provide apprenticeship end-point assessment in various disciplines, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at some of the government’s new apprenticeship reforms, their pros and cons and how they are affecting the industry and businesses like ours, for those in the know and for the newbies out there.

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On this Stationery Awareness Week, TQUK is planning on settling our teacups bit more lightly on the table, bowing our heads away from our spreadsheets and taking a moment to remember...

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