UVAC Conference: PROGRAMME

UVAC Conference: PROGRAMME

HE Post- Covid: how technical, higher technical education, higher and degree apprenticeships, professional education and work-based learning programmes will contribute to economic recovery and social mobility 

25 November 2021 | etc.venues Manchester | Floor 8, | 11 Portland Street | Manchester | M1 3HU 

@etcvenues | #etcMCR | @CDegApp | @HESWBL | #uvac2021

Morning Session

08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast, Exhibition and Networking | Panorama Lounge

10:00 – 12:55 Panorama 

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Housekeeping | Mandy Crawford-Lee, Chief Executive, UVAC | @UVAC1CEX

10.10 – 10:20 Address and Introduction | Richard Alberg, Chief Executive, MWS Technology Ltd & Aptem | Headline Sponsor | @RichardAlberg

10:20 – 12:00 Keynote Speakers & QAs| facilitated by Rebecca Rhodes, Senior Associate, UVAC | @UVAC1

Keith Smith, Director of Strategy, Department for Education | The vision and role of HE in the UK skills system @educationgovuk

John Cope, Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs, UCAS | Shifting trends in student and apprenticeship aspirations: what do they mean for the future? @john_cope | @UCAS_online

Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director, Portfolio and Partnerships, IfATE | What the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education expect from higher education following review of degree apprenticeship policy | @IFAteched

Dr Ruth Massie, Associate Professor (Reader) in Adragogy, Cranfield University, Education Lead for 

MK: U | Delivering a high-skill, high-tech university, future-oriented and inclusive: starting with apprenticeships @ruthmassierose

12:00 Coffee Break 

12:10 Workshop 1 | Panorama 

Mark Abrahams | Head of Research and Analytics at MWS Technology |How to get ‘Ofsted ready’ with Middlesex University: a masterclass | aptem.co.uk

12:55 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking | Cityscape Restaurant | Panorama Lounge

Afternoon Session

13:35 – 16:45

13:35 Workshop 2 | Panorama

Ali Cox, Head of Apprenticeships and Stakeholder Engagement | Sue Wright, Senior EPA Manager | Kat Cleaver, Assessment Development Manager |CMI | A post-covid recovery led by outstanding leadership and management training – findings from the pandemic including: the better managers roadmap; results from CMI research on employability skills for graduates; impact of apprenticeships (positive outcomes from CMDA and SLMDA); learnings from the new Senior Leader Apprenticeship (approaches to curriculum and delivery) and the importance of alignment to professional standards managers.org.uk

13:35 Workshop 3 | Survey

Richard Hewitt, Director of HE | Emsi Burning Glass UK | Higher technical education and skills: where is the demand and how will it support post-covid recovery? @rikhewitt | @EMSI_UK

14:20 Workshop 4 | Panorama

Chris Cherry, Strategic Associate, SDN and Director, Red Cherry Projects | Louise Doyle, Strategic Associate, SDN and Co-founder, Mesma | Curriculum flexibility and quality: meeting the needs of employers post-covid | @SDN_HQ | @RedCherryProj | @LouiseMesma | strategicdevelopmentnetwork.co.uk

14:20 Workshop 5 | Survey

Zac Aldridge, Director of Quality and Assessment, NCFE | T levels: their importance to progression to higher education, technical education, higher and degree apprenticeships and the likely impact on access and participation | @ZacAldridge | ncfe.org.uk

15:05 Workshop 6 | Panorama 

Carla Martinho, Head of Data Management Services at Tribal | Karl Bentley, leading specialist in apprenticeship funding at RSM UK, member of the ESFA Funding Assurance Forum & PDSAT Advisory Group | Building compliance in HE processes for Audit, funding and compliance for higher and degree apprenticeship delivery looking at: the evidence needed to support compliant funding claims; key funding rules examined during an ESFA assurance audit; common errors; issues that impact higher and degree apprenticeships more frequently tribalgroup.com | rsmuk.com |

15:45 Guest Speakers

Susanna Lawson, Co-founder and Director of Manchester-based OneFile, an EdTech and e-portfolio development company and member of the Faculty Advisory Board at Manchester Metropolitan University Business SchoolRecognition of prior learning in higher and degree apprenticeships and its application by universities | @SusannaOneFile | onefile.co.uk

Nic Hutchins, Principal Skills Manager (Apprenticeships) | Adele Reynolds, Principal Skills Manager | Greater Manchester Combined Authority/Mayor of Greater Manchester | How HE should deliver the skills needed by a region: getting Bolton and Blackburn to the economic and skills level of Windsor and Eton | @nic_hutchins | @AdeleReynolds16 | @MayorofGM | @greatermcr | 

16:45 Close