Annual Conference

Annual Conference

The University Vocational Awards Council’s National Conference is the annual event for those engaged in Degree Apprenticeships, higher level skills and work-based learning.

UVAC is also one of the most authoritative voices in the sector on education and training in HE and a leading expert on all aspects of the policy and operational requirements of higher and degree apprenticeships.


It is a pleasure to set out another exciting programme that will provide a summary of policy but will mainly focus on developing partnerships and implementing good and emerging practice to ensure effective and sucessful delivery.

Title –  Policy, Partnership and Practice: Degree Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning

DateTuesday, 21 November 2017 from 10:00 to 17:00 finishing with a drinks reception

Venue – etc. venues, Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB

Target Delegates – HEIs, FECs, private / alternative training providers, awarding organisations, local enterprise partnerships, stakeholders and employers

Book your place HERE – early booking is recommended

Cost – £250 per delegate

The key themes of this year’s national conference

  1. Degree Apprenticeship – the five year vision: how HEIs and their partners should plan and prepare for the future
  2. Good Practice – Degree Apprenticeship and Work-based Learning Delivery: how HEIs and their partners   approach Degree Apprenticeship and Work-based Learning focused on the following aspects:
  • Marketing and Recruitment – successfully selling Apprenticeship to large businesses and SMEs and approaches to student/apprentice recruitment
  • Programme Design, Pedagogy, Work-based, Distance and Blended Learning – approaches to successful delivery and employer/HEI/PSRB collaboration
  • Apprenticeship End Point Assessment – integrated Degree Apprenticeships and working with Apprentice End Point Assessment Organisations
  • Productivity and Social Mobility – approaches to Degree Apprenticeship that deliver the productivity and/or social mobility agendas
  1. Degree Apprenticeship Success through Partnership: developing partnership approaches with other HEIs, FECs and Independent Training Providers; local, regional and national partnerships working with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and employer organisations
  2. Technical Education and Progression to Higher Education: existing and planned technical education routes to higher education and Degree Apprenticeships – implications for student recruitment and widening participation

For further information or discussion please contact Mandy at or call 07763820713