Education and Training update - July 2022

18 July 2022

An update on everything new within the education and training sector.

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Learning and Skills Teacher

Our End Point Assessment (EPA) for Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Standard is now approved by Ofqual.

Find out more about this standard and our offer:

Learning and Skills Teacher | Overview

Teaching Assistant

Our End Point Assessment (EPA) for Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard is now approved by Ofqual.

Find out more about this standard and our offer:

Teaching Assistant | Overview

The Professional Standards

The Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers have been developed with sector professionals and experts to support and inspire your professional learning and career development. The Standards were introduced in 2014 and have been updated in 2022.

Please see more from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Update: Flexibilities for Teaching Assistant | ST0454 - 1 July 2022

Please be advised of the recent communication we received regarding temporary dispensations which have been permitted by OFQUAL.

This communication relates to the following standards:

ST0454 Teaching Assistant

The Institute for Apprenticeships has announced a temporary dispensation for the above standard. The details of the dispensation are as follows:

A temporary dispensation has been applied to the assessment plan version AP01 for this apprenticeship. The dispensation will last up to 31 October 2022 and only applicable for those apprentices who start their EPA no later than 31 July 2022, but may be withdrawn if the assessment plan is revised sooner or the dispensation is no longer necessary.

The key changes are:

  • The observation assessment may be replaced with a reflective statement written by the apprentice and validated by an expert witness
  • This will be followed by a question-and-answer session of up to 30 minutes with an independent assessor.

As Pearson are made aware of future changes, we will communicate this with you. As always, if you have any queries, please feel free to email


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