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Apprenticeship Resources and Terminology

Key words, phrases and acronyms

There are a number of key words, phrases and acronyms you may come across during your apprenticeship. We have listed some of these below for reference, but should you ever be unsure what is being referred to in documents and conversations, just ask

AA

Apprenticeship Agreement

ALS

Additional Learning Support

APTEM

The online apprenticeship monitoring system

BKSB

The online system for functional skill assessments

BIL

Break in Learning

Brightspace

The online learning platform for Virtual Classroom and assignment submissions

CS

Commitment Statement

DfE

Department for Education

EIF

Education Inspection Framework

The framework used by Ofsted to inform decisions

EPA

End Point Assessment

EPAO

End Point Assessment Organisation

ESFA

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The apprenticeship funding agency

FS

Functional Skills

Gateway

The point whereby it is agreed that the apprentice is ready to commence EPA

GLH

Guided Learning Hours

HE

Higher Education

HEI

Higher Education Institution

IA

Initial Assessment

IAG

Information, Advice, Guidance

IEPA

Independent End Point Assessor

IfATE

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

ILP

Individual Learning Plan

ILR

Individualised Learner Record

INA

Initial Needs Assessment (also referred to as Skills Analysis)

IQA

Internal Quality Assessor

ITP

Independent Training Provider

KSB’s

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

IWIC

Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre

LRS

Learning Record Services

A Government website used to check a student's prior achievements in absence of certificate)

MCQ

Multiple Choice Question

NAW

National Apprenticeship Week

OSACC

Office for Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct

OTJ

Off the Job

RoATP

Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

RoEPAO

Register of End-point Assessment Organisations

RPL

Recognised Prior Learning

Useful online resources

There are a wealth of online resources which give support and advice about the journey of an apprenticeship. Some of these are University-centric, and others have been pulled from external sources to aide enquiries, exisiting apprentices and employers. 

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Qualifications

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Apprenticeships 'All Fired Up'

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National Careers Service

Careers and employability

Apprenticeships on FutureMe

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Employer Funding Guidance (DAS)

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