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The EPA guides for employers, apprentices and training providers on best practice for assessment have now been published by the ESFA.

ESFA will be holding two webinars to provide an overview of the recently published end-point assessment guides. These guides outline the roles and responsibilities for assessment throughout the whole apprenticeship journey.

To register for the webinars please click on the links below:

Employers
Thursday 4th November at 11am
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Training Providers
Friday 5th November at 2pm
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Congratulations to Shaun Gibbs at @howdensofficial and his training provider @didacltd for completing his Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprentice EPA with @AchieveEPA and getting a Distinction.

We wish you all the best for the future.

To all our Partners

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain times. Our thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected by this unprecedented situation.  At Achieve+Partners, the wellbeing of our employees, partners and customers remains our utmost priority.

We know the coming days and weeks will be filled with uncertainty and we want to help support you and your apprentices as best we can. We’ll be exploring ways to offer EPA services during this time. In the meantime, you and your apprentices can access our courses and mock tests remotely via the Hub.

We are on hand to answer any of your questions or you can find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter where we’ll be sharing our latest news.

Take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.

Thank you for your support

Lisa Williamson

Operations Director

The government sanctioned British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is delighted to announce an innovative strategic partnership with the newly formed End-Point Assessment Organisation, Achieve+Partners.

Achieve+Partners provides End-point Assessment for the furniture, wood and trade supplier industries. In an industry experiencing huge changes and challenges, Achieve+Partners’ ethos is to work purposefully with a wide range of organisations, bringing the industry closer together. It will use its highly skilled employees to share their expertise and knowledge whilst at the same time providing added-value support to all of its apprenticeship partners.

Achieve+Partners founder Lisa Williamson, believes that this unique partnership approach will unite the sector, bringing together professional and trade bodies with employers and training providers and enabling apprentices to achieve their full potential.

BiKBBI – sees this focus on partnership working as an important way of developing, promoting and delivering the Level 2 Apprenticeship for Fitted Interiors and will work alongside Achieve+Partners to review the current Level 2 apprenticeship standard in Fitted Furniture Installation.

Damian Walters, Chief Executive of BiKBBI stated: “We have worked with Lisa previously and are delighted that we’ll be working closely with Achieve+Partners in the delivery, promotion and development of the Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship.”

The new apprenticeship standards have been introduced as part of the Government’s major apprenticeship reforms and focus on a shift from assessing to learning with the aim of putting employers more in control. The standards outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver a certain job role and also include an End-Point Assessment – a quality mark that checks that the apprentice has gained what they need through the apprenticeship.

As Lisa Williamson explains: “Achieve+Partners are passionate about supporting professional bodies, training providers and employers through the entire process from implementation of their apprenticeships to delivering the End-point Assessment. We are supporting the BiKBBI with their core education pillar to deliver apprenticeships for both commercial and domestic kitchen, bathroom and bedroom installation.

We want to strengthen the industry and give the delivery partners a voice whilst also providing BiKBBI with information of what’s happening on the ground to ensure that the continual review and improvement of standards meets the real needs of apprentices and delivery partners.”

As part of the strategic partnership between the two organisations, Achieve+Partners is working with BiKBBI to recruit industry experts to conduct end-point assessments. They are looking for people who have 10 days or more per year to carry out assessments, which is a paid for service that also covers assessors expenses.  Assessors do not need any assessment experience as Achieve+Partners will provide training and support. 

Potential assessors interested in finding out more or apply are advised to contact Achieve+Partners

As a new end-point assessment organisation offering the furniture manufacturer standards we plan to do things differently by putting partnerships front and centre of the business.  We have agreed a strategic partnership with FIESTA to further unite the sector and provide end-point assessment products and services alongside educational skills consultancy. This includes the ongoing maintenance, review and development of our important apprenticeship standards.

This is a free MUST attend workshop for all those who want to have an opportunity to improve the Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard and join the FIESTA and Achieve+Partners partnership.

Skills+ will also be at the workshop, they will provide an overview of how they provide a tailor-made solution to accessing funded training programmes and working with training providers.

Workshop purpose

The workshop has two main aims:

  1. To provide an opportunity to review the planned changes to the Level 2 Apprenticeship standard which will be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in 2020
  2. To launch Achieve+Partners new flexible end-point assessment services for the furniture industry.

Who would benefit from the event:

The workshop has been designed for all those delivering or planning to deliver the Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard

When:  30th April 2020
Where: Online
Timing: 10:30 to 15.30 (tea/coffee from 10.00)

Please note that places are limited to two attendees from each organisation.

Please note this workshop will now take place online.

If you would like to reserve your place, please email: booking@achievepartners.co.uk 

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