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Implementing the Concept of Higher Apprenticeship

Implementing the Concept of Higher Apprenticeship

Networking event and call for examples

UVAC is working with Middlesex University to define how the concept of Higher Apprenticeship can be made operational through HE/FE Partnerships and to demonstrate, champion and promote its potential.

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To consider the current policy and operational context for the development and delivery of Higher Apprenticeship.
  2. To outline and consider activities currently taking place regarding the development and delivery of Higher Apprenticeship and related initiatives.
  3. With national partners, to consider the contribution HEIs, FECs, LLNs and their successors could make to the growth and development of Higher Apprenticeship and related initiatives.
  4. To consider employee and employer requirements in respect of Higher Apprenticeship, and to translate such requirements into a statement in line with statutory requirements on the range of HE qualifications, QCF qualifications, professional qualifications and credit that could usefully support the delivery of Higher Apprenticeship and link to a license to practice.
  5. To contrast the approach to Higher Apprenticeship in England with selected European apprenticeship models and outline key aspects of European practice that might support the development of Higher Apprenticeship and Professional Apprenticeship in England.

Networking event – Monday 23rd May 2011, Middlesex University Trent Park Campus, commencing at 13.00 with lunch

The aim of this event is for providers and partners to share ideas on the development of Higher Apprenticeship, in line with the objectives of the project (above) and evidence collected.  Please notify Caroline McKevitt by email if you wish to attend this event.  A networking lunch will be provided from 13.00 and the event will commence at 13.30.   Please let us know if you have any access or dietary requirements.  The estimated duration of the event is two hours.

Call for Examples

As part of this project, we are calling for evidence and examples of the current and potential role of HEIs, FECs, LLNs and other partners in the development and delivery of Higher Apprenticeships.

We are seeking examples which demonstrate the following four features of Higher Apprenticeship.

  • Progression from level 3 apprenticeships to HE/higher level skills programmes which illustrate social mobility and widening participation in HE
  • Higher Apprenticeship provision (including progression from Higher Apprenticeship to HE qualifications, professional qualifications and qualifications available in the QCF)
  • Work undertaken which has successfully embedded and maximised the value of Higher Apprenticeship  with employers, individual learners and the state, by raising skill levels and increasing social mobility
  • The level of demand for Higher Apprenticeship from employers and individual learners.

If you wish to make a submission to this call for examples, please send it by email to Caroline McKevitt by 13th May 2011.

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