Conducting teaching & progress review observations

This session will set out how to structure an apprenticeship monitoring observation of both tripartite reviews and teaching learning sessions. Using a new template, we will explore successful observation frameworks and hear from universities about the challenges and benefits of embedding a dedicated apprenticeship model as part of their peer observation structure. Members Only - You will need a login to access the booking page.


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UVAC-HEE-Council of Deans of Health Webinar – a deep dive into Health Degree Apprenticeships

This event aims to convey a number of messages on the successful design and delivery of degree apprenticeship for nursing and allied health roles. An overarching message is that bringing forward innovative change to the delivery of health apprenticeships is necessary but that the HE sector is learning sufficient lessons to identify where these changes need to be made to demonstrate excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. For example, a real issue for health degree apprenticeships is co-teaching with students which has, at times, impacted negatively on Ofsted inspection outcomes. Another example is how the additional work needed for staff delivering on a DA is often not reflected in university models. We will be addressing both these issues and more during this event with guest speakers from CoD and universities who have progressed to successful Ofsted outcomes and can define successful practice. The outcome will be an action plan for nursing and health related degree apprenticeship provision to address barriers and brakes on achieving good/outstanding outcomes. REGISTER HERE.  

Embedding On and Off the Job Learning

This session will look at successful practice in integrating on the job learning activities as part of the planned apprenticeship. We will explore the latest ESFA guidance in practice and hear from members who have successfully engaged employers in a joint plan. We will hear from universities about how they have managed to engage apprentices and keeping their learning logs up to date, work with employers to embed on the job through complementary activity and embed off the job record keeping as part of the university regulations and conditions of progression. Members Only - You will need a login to access the booking page.

Skill Scans, Prior Learning Judgments and the Initial Needs Assessment process

This deep dive session will explore the impact of the increased focus on Initial needs assessment and skills scans – this session explores the practicalities of implementing a thorough skill scan process and how members approach this process to ensure that there is a direct link between this and the Training Plan, setting the right starting point for apprentices. This session will explore the ‘ideal’ skills scan and consider how the skill scan and initial needs assessment should be used throughout the apprenticeship. We will hear from universities about the changes that they’ve made to their processes to embed this vital stage in the apprenticeship.   Members Only - You will need a login to access the booking page.

The Apprentice Voice

This session will explore the different models for ensuring that feedback from apprentices is influencing how we deliver degree apprenticeships. We will explore good practice in apprentice staff liaison committees, surveys and other sources of feedback from apprentices during their apprenticeship. We will hear from universities about what worked well and explore how to link feedback to school and faculty governance through to university wide review in their Self-Assessment Reports Members Only - You will need a login to access the booking page.