News and Articles2022-02-25T18:36:43+00:00

Early Years Educator Level 3 – New Version

January 15th, 2024|

A revised version of the Early Years Educator ST0135 Level 3 Standard will go live for all apprenticeship starts from 1st April 2024. The table below provides a summary of the key changes between the current version and the revised version. Please note that the revised version includes a change to the required knowledge, skills, and behaviours.  View our [...]

Exclusive PAL Guide – ESFA Audit Working Papers 23-24

December 22nd, 2023|

PAL's Compliance team has been able to obtain an early glimpse at the latest ESFA audit working papers for 2023-2024. Our experience of conducting mock ESFA funding audits for our clients has given us the insight to deconstruct the working papers to help providers understand and prepare for the ESFA's audit focus for 2023-24, and set out any shift [...]

PAL Launches Digital Learning Designer EPA

November 10th, 2023|

We are delighted to announce that PAL has recently been approved to deliver end-point assessment for the fantastic new Digital Learning Designer apprenticeship. PAL contributed to the development of the standard from an early stage, so we were keen to be considered for approval from the outset. We encourage training providers planning to deliver Digital Learning Designer, be they existing [...]

The BIG Apprentice Meet Up 2

June 15th, 2023|

The Association of Apprentices and Investors in People are hosting a fantastic and free event for apprentices.  Read on to find out how to get involved: Attention all current and recently completed apprentices: Looking for an opportunity to enhance your professional skills while having a great time? The Association of Apprentices and Investors in People are thrilled to invite you [...]

AELP Conference 2023

June 8th, 2023|

PAL is please to announce that we will be exhibiting at the AELP conference on the 26th and 27th of June 2023. We will be at stand 12 for both days sharing information about our latest offer and discussing apprenticeships, end-point assessment and funding compliance. If you're at the conference, please do come and say hello!

Free Webinar Events – Early Years Apprenticeship Standards

May 10th, 2023|

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 [...]

Free Download – Essential Overview of EPA Requirements

April 21st, 2023|

With so many apprenticeship assessment plans, each with their own individual requirements and nuances, it can be very difficult for training providers delivering a range of apprenticeship standards to remember the specific EPA requisites for each one.PAL understands that this can be confusing, and that delays to assessment may occur when mandatory requirements are not met, which could be frustrating [...]

Free Downloads: Latest ESFA Audit Working Papers and Guide

March 10th, 2023|

PAL's Compliance team has now been able to access the latest ESFA audit working papers. Our expertise as auditors of ESFA-funded programmes has also enabled us to create a spreadsheet for training providers which identifies the changes compared to last year's working papers, and defines what will need to be done differently this year to meet audit expectations. The spreadsheet [...]

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