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How the Apprenticeship Service has been creating a culture of design crits

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Jaskiran Kang, lead interaction designer in ESFA’s Apprenticeship Service, talks about how the service has changed the way design crits are run and why they’re so important.

How the Apprenticeship Service is leading the way in digital innovation

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Here at the Apprenticeship Service, we are known for our digital innovation. In 2018, we won the Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year award. We are planning new innovations at present, which will be the subject of blogs in …

‘Quick, intuitive, easy’: How we have improved apprenticeship service applications for end-point assessment organisations

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We are launching a new digital system to improve the process for end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) submitting applications to assess apprenticeship standards. The learning requirements for standards are set out in an assessment plan. We know from feedback from users that …

Risky business – how delivery manager Andrew Howe’s approach to risk affects his life in and out of the apprentice service

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This year I will be racing my Ducati 959 Panigale bike in the British Superbikes Ducati Trioptions Cup, so I am used to risk. Whether I am racing or running the replica environment for the apprenticeship service, I have a …

Why is a careers service Digital First?

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For this blog we are handing over to our colleague Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service (NCS) on how, just like the apprenticeship service, the NCS has adopted a digital first approach. The mission statement for the National …

Things you need before setting up your apprenticeship service account

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How many times have you started a task only to realise you don’t have the equipment or information you need?  Here are some tips to help you. Each account on the apprenticeship service must have registered at least one: account …