Higher and Degree Apprenticeship DAKN’s, Webinars and Workshops

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For previous sessions scroll down to the calendar to download recordings, tools and handouts

To download more information and all dates for the DAKN click HERE If you have any queries, offers to host, or specific issues you would like your DAKN to discuss please get in touch with John Lanham @ [email protected]

To download the full webinar and workshops calendar and links click HERE – if you have any queries, want to feature your apprenticeships in one of the webinars please contact Rebecca @ [email protected]

AUTUMN WINTER 2022/23 DAKN, WEBINAR & WORKSHOP  PROGRAMME

 

EVENT PROGRAMME BY DATE

 

Topic

Content

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Resources: click the slides or recording to access 

1.

Embedding an Apprenticeship Lead Role in Schools

As our programmes grow and become more complex, universities are increasingly embedding apprenticeship expertise and accountability into faculties schools, creating academic leads or non-teaching role leads to deliver compliance and quality and support the apprenticeship hub. This session will explore the role of the school apprenticeship lead and learn from universities with this role in place how to successfully devolve accountabilities.

Friday 4th November

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2.

Implementing the ESFA sub-contracting standard

This session will explore the ESFA’s latest sub-contracting standard and look at good practice in subcontractor management, selection and support. We will explore how to resource this process and how to set high expectations for subcontracted behaviour. This session will also focus on good practice to prepare for internal and external audits and an updated a due diligence checklist and subcontractor review template.

Thursday 10th November

9.30 – 11.00

DAKN

Social Worker

Degree Apprenticeship Knowledge Network

Wednesday 16th  November
14.00 – 16.00

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Preparing for the DQB External Quality Assurance assessment

 

 

 

 

Higher Technical Qualifications

 

 

This workshop session explores the early lessons learned by the first batch of universities to participate in the new EQA process led Readiness Review ‘by the Designated Quality Body. During this session we will explain the process in detail and will hear from universities who have been part of this early implementation. This workshop will cover how the process works in detail, emerging common areas of concern and hear practical tips and actions to support preparation. It is designed to be a participative session with time for questions and discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The government has committed to growing high quality Level 4/5 provision to address skills shortages and employer demand. In England this includes a commitment to developing Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) in terms of provision (courses), recruitment (student numbers) and funding (through the LLE). As the English higher and further education sectors begin to recruit to HTQs in earnest, UVAC is launching a support network for providers engaged in (or planning) HTQ delivery, to foster and build the significant and growing knowledge base within our membership. The network will offer up a collegial space for the sharing of experience, expertise and best practice through peer-to-peer discussion, workshops, briefings and other network-driven activities.

Thursday 17th November 

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Download the EQA Readiness Check Document Checklist 

Download the EPA Handbook Template 

Thursday 17th November 10:00 – 12:00

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4.

Good Practice Teaching in an Apprenticeship – Advice for Tutors and Module Leaders

This session is aimed at module leaders and tutors who deliver face to face or online learning during an apprenticeship. We will explore feedback from Ofsted Inspectors and observations from peer reviews, setting out good practice in delivering an apprenticeship taught session, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. This session will be particularly useful for tutors who are new to apprenticeship delivery or for those who have not yet participated in an Ofsted inspection or undertaken any apprenticeship specific training. It is designed to be a participative session with time for questions and discussion.

Thursday 1st December 9:30 – 11:30

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Scheme of Work – EXAMPLE 

Scheme of Work – TEMPLATE 

DAKN

Academic Professional

Online Degree Apprenticeship Knowledge Network

Weds 7th December
14.00 – 16.00
 

5.

A Guide to Working with PDSAT/FMRs and Running an Internal Audit

This session is a deep dive practical workshop exploring the use of PDSAT and the funding monitoring reports, run jointly between UVAC and Karl Bentley at RSM. This workshop will look in depth at how to use both tools, and through some typical scenarios will explore how to address the issues identified. The second part of the session will explore how to set up and run an internal audit and develop an effective annual audit cycle.

Thursday 2nd February 9.30 – 12.30  

6.

Good Practice Tripartite Progress Reviews – Advice For Review Leads

This session has been developed for staff with responsibility for delivering tripartite progress reviews. We will explore the cycle of reviews and learn from members how they have integrated the fourth session in the now 12 weeks cycle across the apprenticeship. We will also explore how to ensure that content and structure deliver substantial and significant progress for Ofsted and look at the most common good practice & issues observed during peer and Ofsted observations. This session will include a suggested topic calendar for reviews to incorporate core apprenticeship curriculum topics and an updated tripartite review structure

Thursday 12th January

9:30 – 11.00

DAKN

Chartered Manager

Online Degree Apprenticeship Knowledge Network

Weds 18th January
14.00 – 16.00
 

7.

Implementing the Apprenticeship Accountability Framework

This session brings us up to date with the ESFA accountability framework and shares how we need to respond to the framework by amending or updating key performance indicators, tracking and governance. We will hear from universities about how they have amended their processes and how this has been embedded in day-to-day action.

Tuesday 24th January 9:30 – 11.00

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DAKN

Police Constable DA

Online Degree Apprenticeship Knowledge Network

Weds 8th February
14.00 – 16.00

8.

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.

Thursday 16th February 9.30 – 11.00

DAKN

Hub Managers

Online Degree Apprenticeship Knowledge Network

Weds 1st March 2023
14.00 – 16.00

9.

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.

Thursday 9th March
9.30 – 11.00

10.

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.

Tuesday 14th March    9:30 – 11:30

11.

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 

Thursday 23rd March  9.30 – 1

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PREVIOUS WEBINARS & WORKSHOPS

 

 

2022 Completed Webinars Date 1. Register
2. Download Slides
3. Access Recording
OFSTED Latest Trends and Lessons – 6 to Fix Wed 27th April
9:30-11am
1. Download Slides
2. Access Recording
     
THE ROLE OF THE TRIPARTITE REVIEWER – MODELS IN HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS Wed 11th May
9:30-11am
1. Download Slides
2. Access Recording
2022 -2023 APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING RULES – DRAFT OVER VIEW Friday 17th June
9.30 – 11. 00am
1.Download Slides
2. Access Recording
3. Download FINAL Response Paper
     
EMBEDDING THE APPRENTICESHIP CORE CURRICULUM INTO EVERY APPRENTICESHIP Thurs 23rd June
9:30-11am

1. Download Slides 
2. Access Recording 
3. Resources:
Scheme of Work Template
Core Curriculum Guide Example (2021) Topic Schedule – Equality & Diversity Example  

 

SETTING THE STARTING POINT FOR EVERY APPRENTICE Thurs 30th June
14:00 – 15:30
  1. Download Slides
  2. Access Recording 
  3. Resources
    UVAC-schemeofwork-2022