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Breakout session 2 – Speakers and their topics

Breakout session 2 – Speakers and their topics

Delegates have the choice of five different workshops at each of our breakout sessions at our conference at the ICC, Birmingham on 30 November.

If you’ve not booked your tickets you can find the full programme over on Eventbrite but here’s an introduction to the topics and speakers for the second breakout session of the day.


Going for Growth: Productivity, Policy and Performance in Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.


A model for managing growth. – Lee Jones and Jane Welbourn, Leeds Beckett University

Lee and Jane will be sharing their experiences of being in a unique, if not somewhat unwanted, opportunity to reflect on how, when and why to grow apprenticeship provision. Share lessons we learnt that are not always obvious when in the middle of growth, and the strategy for planning growth during challenges and recover


How to get MORE mileage with the handbrake up: Higher Degree Apprenticeships. – Dr Trevor Gerhardt and Becky Quew-Jones, Kent Business School

– The session will be reviewing the challenges of expected growth in Higher Degree Apprenticeships from the experience of two practitioners. Quick growth and recent changes makes it feel like you are driving with the handbrake up. We will use an article published by Becky in February as a basis for discussion:

  • How far must the handbrake be up? Compliance challenges.
  • How many passengers are needed? Staffing challenges.
  • Do we need a bigger car? Resource challenges. 


All you need to know about Higher Technical Qualifications. – David Rowley, NCFE and Prof. Liz Cleaver, UVAC

– This session will explain how HTQs fit into the broader educational landscape, covering how the post 16 reforms will affect the pipeline of learners, the variation in structure between approved HTQs and how this alters their core purpose and marketability, and the importance of collaboration between further and higher education.


Supporting high quality at a time of growth: Using a systems-thinking approach to determine quality system requirements in university delivered higher and degree apprenticeships. – Andy King, Nottingham Trent University

– As universities go for growth in degree apprenticeships, so too must they scale quality assurance operations to meet the complex regulatory landscape. This workshop will focus on maturing quality assurance activities in-line with growth in learner numbers, whilst balancing alignment to Ofsted criteria, ESFA accountability framework measures, and OfS conditions.


Enhancing Productivity, Policy Implementation and Performance by integrating the Apprentice Learner Journey within the University Student Experience Framework. – David Oloke, University of Brighton

– This workshop will consider how the apprentice learner journey (based on the Education Inspection Framework (EIF)) and the University Student Experience Framework enhances productivity, policy implementation and performance in the delivery of apprenticeships. Two 10-min workshops will follow a short plenary. Workshop 1 will facilitate discussions on what should constitute the key components of the apprenticeship learner journey within the context of the EIF and Workshop 2 will then focus on Stakeholder discussions on various aspects of the existing university Student Experience Frameworks


Full access to all sessions

Whether you join us in person or online, you’ll have access to every session recording, plus all the bonus exhibitor resources after the conference.

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