Free Webinar Events – Early Years Apprenticeship Standards

Free Webinar events! Book now.Join us for a free webinar to explore the Early Years assessment plans!Following PAL's successful launch of EPA for the Early Years suite of standards at the beginning of the year, we will be offering two free webinars for training providers and employers.These sessions are aimed at those involved in delivering the Early Years apprenticeship standards.The [...]

PAL Shortlisted as Finalist for Inaugural FAB EPA Awards

We're absolutely delighted to announce that PAL has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies EPA Awards 2022! The awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of end-point assessment organisations over the past year and will take place at FAB's EPA 2022 Conference on the 19th of May. PAL is a finalist in the Multi-Standard EPAO of the Year (SME) [...]

By |2022-04-22T13:38:17+01:00April 22nd, 2022|Compliance, End Point Assessment, News|

Key Updates – Apprenticeship Funding Rules

Clarification Version of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Key Points to Note The ESFA recently published the clarification version of the 2021/2022 funding rules. The clarification version is effectively a first draft of next year's rules. Below is a summary of the most important changes for training providers: 1. Dialogue with the EPAO must commence at least 6 months [...]

By |2022-02-26T21:18:48+00:00July 5th, 2021|Compliance, News|

Updated 30/06/2021 – Functional Skills EPA Flexibilities

Update - As published in the ESFA Update document from the 30/06/2021: "The temporary suspension of the requirement for level 2 apprentices to work towards and attempt level 2 Functional Skills has been extended to include level 2 apprentices with a planned end date on or before 31 December 2021. For all apprentices with a planned end date beyond 31 [...]

By |2022-02-26T21:25:04+00:00June 25th, 2021|Compliance, End Point Assessment, News|

Skills for Jobs White Paper – What does it mean for Apprenticeships?

PAL's Director of Audit and Compliance, Rupert Crossland has produced a handy summary of what the Skills for Jobs White Paper, which was published on the 21st of January 2021, means for Apprenticeships Summary of the main points: The DfE has committed to providing £2.5bn for apprenticeships in 2020/21. From August 2021, apprenticeship levy payers will be able to pledge [...]

By |2022-02-26T21:42:17+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Compliance, End Point Assessment, News|

The Importance of Funding Compliance

Successful providers must have effective funding compliance and data validation arrangements. My team are proud to be part of a service that is securing learning provision and funding to thousands of learners and their employers. An effective funding compliance regime is not only a source of financial safeguarding and assurance to training provider management, but it is also a [...]

By |2022-02-26T22:21:36+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Compliance, News|
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