Webinar – SETTING THE STARTING POINT FOR EVERY APPRENTICE

One of the emerging challenges from Ofsted feedback in 2021 is the need to present an individual learning plan and demonstrate that the start point of the apprenticeship has been fully considered for each apprentice, particularly with the increasing amount of Deep Dive sessions focussing on individual apprentices. In this session we will consider the tools needed to create an individual learning plan and the actions during application, initial needs assessment, skills scan and onboarding led by the central teams, and then what steps need to be taken by each course team to present a clear starting point for every apprentice. Click HERE to Register

AUDIT WORKSHOP – WHAT DO WE DO IF …: GETTING READY AND SCENARIO PLANNING

This workshop will focus on latest findings and hints for audit preparation then open the floor to members to bring scenarios and quandaries for discussion and debate with an experienced panel including an auditor or two and some recent audit recipients. The Panel will share their experience and advise on how to manage legacy data gaps, address any issues and how to prepare fully for an audit visit. You will be able to raise issues anonymously at the session or as part of an early survey. Click HERE to Register

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning: Standardisation Project – NETWORK MEETING

  Health Education England (HEE) has commissioned Middlesex University in partnership with the Open University (OU), the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) and Credit Works to establish standardised approaches for recognising prior learning within the healthcare sector. The project will capitalise on the changing skills policy landscape to promote career progression opportunities for the sector. The aims are to maximise widening participation, levelling-up, diversity, inclusion and social mobility. Once developed, it will be tested and informed by consultation with higher education providers, employers and other key stakeholders. This will then inform the development of a standardised approach to APEL, reflecting practice in other public sector professions. To attend - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8734921016883126541

STATE OF THE NATION

Our guest speaker this time will be Rob Stroud, Director – Quality Assessment, England at QAA on the approach to EQA of EPA for integrated degree apprenticeships. We have been waiting a very long time to hear about the agreed model including the role of a dedicated external examiner for EPA, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear it directly and for a chance to ask questions. The rest of the UVAC team will be summarising all the relevant policy developments that are informing and impacting on higher education delivering skills training and apprenticeships: from T level progression, higher technical qualifications, short course provision, workforce development needs, degree apprenticeships policy proposals, and access and participation. Click HERE to Register

Webinar – PLANNING APPRENTICESHIP GROWTH in 2022/23

It has been five years since the launch of apprenticeship standards and degree apprenticeships remains one of the fastest growing apprenticeships. This workshop will explore a range of aspects: • Consider the challenges presented by growing apprenticeships and what this means for investment in resourcing, changes in practice and roles and responsibilities to ensure that quality and compliance are maintained • Review the pitfalls to avoid based on successful practice already in place amongst members • Consider the emerging policy landscape and what this means for growth - from T Levels, Lifelong learning loans, EQA, emerging new standards and wherever government is focussed as we reach the end of the current academic year. Click HERE to Register

Webinar – EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE

This session will explore the latest information about the External Quality Assurance model for Integrated degree apprenticeships and what this will mean for practice, policies, costs and how to prepare now for the impact in 2023. We hope to have speakers from OfS and will be exploring the experience of working with OfQUAL EQA as a backdrop for assessing the challenges and good practice that we need to embed in preparation.   Click HERE to Register