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Announcement: Accelerate People Ltd. are now an Ofqual regulated end-point assessment organisation.

Important Announcement Accelerate People Ltd. are delighted to announce that we are now an Ofqual regulated end-point assessment organisation. Who are Ofqual? The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation were set up in 2010 with the purpose of regulating the validity and safe delivery of all applicable qualifications and assessments, promoting an effective and efficient qualifications market. Why is this important? The Ofqual logo is a recognised quality mark.  Recognition for being Ofqual regulated ensures all business activities and qualifications are published against regulatory principles and accreditation criteria. This in turn safeguards the interests of stakeholders; including learners, learning partners…
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Latest Update on COVID-19 flexibilities

To maintain progress, achievement and delivery of EPA, the Institute has permitted flexibilities and discretions to assessment plans. These allow apprentices to complete their apprenticeship in the event of disruption. The Institute has extended all EPA flexibilities and discretions put in place due to COVID-19 until 28 February 2022. Some flexibilities will be retained permanently and will apply to all apprenticeships. The Institute has published a framework to set out how these flexibilities will be applied from 1 March 2022. Temporary discretions, which apply only to specific apprenticeships, began their notice period on 5 August 2021 and will now end on 28 February…
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IfATE update on COVID-19 flexibilities following the latest Government guidance

The Institute for Apprenticeships has now decided to move back the date for when planned changes to flexibilities will be introduced. The intention is to minimise disruption for the sector in early 2022 and maximise the number of apprentices who are able to complete their apprenticeships whilst quality is maintained. The decision was taken after the government moved to Plan B of its Covid-19 response to keep the public as safe as possible from the Omicron variant and following engagement with sector bodies. Click the link to read the full announcement. Covid-19 plan B
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Apprenticeship flexibilities for the long term have been announced by IfATE

The Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education have published the seven flexibilities that will be retained as options to use beyond January and they are:  Observations taking place in simulated environments Remote delivery of assessment (including invigilation)   Pauses being allowed between assessment methods during end-point assessment period  Assessments taking place outside of usual venues  Delivery of assessment methods in any order (when a specified order is in the assessment plan) Exams/tests being online instead of on paper (where originally specified as paper based only) Gateway sign off being done remotely (where originally specified as having to be face to face)  The three to be switched off…
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