Key Points
  • Maximising the Government Levy to train and develop your workforce
  • Reviewing opportunities of sector-specific programmes, employment partnerships and flexible models
  • Learning from trailblazing groups on how to engage with large employers and SMEs to design and deliver award-winning apprenticeships programmes
  • Reviewing updates to External Quality Assurance (EQA) and navigating the apprentice's journey to improve outcomes in End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Developing effective employer partnerships and a strong degree apprenticeship function
  • Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on the uptake and delivery of apprenticeships
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Overview
    Expert Speakers:
  • Robert Nitsch CBE, COO, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education,
  • Anthony Impey MBE, Chief Executive, Be the Business Chair, Big Ideas Group, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Paul Warner, Director of Research and Development, AELP
  • Richard Hamer, Education and Skills Director, BAE Systems
  • Senior Representative, Ofqual
  • Jenny Taylor, UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM
  • Anna Morrison CBE, Director, Amazing Apprenticeships
  • Lucy Hunte, National Apprenticeships Programme Manager, Health Education England
  • Katherine Metcalfe, Head of People and Organisational Development, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
  • Nicholas Maidment, Apprenticeships Manager, Retail & Business, West Nottinghamshire College
  • Neil Hatton, Chief Executive, UK Screen Alliance
  • Dan Lally, Head of Business Engagement, Sheffield Hallam University


Join Westminster Insight’s UK Apprenticeships Digital Conference to review the latest policy, funding updates and explore the role of apprenticeships in a post Covid economy.

Hear from employers and providers on strategies to work together to leverage apprenticeships to boost social mobility, drive innovation and upskill whole industries.

IBM, will share strategies on how to maximise the Government Levy to enhance apprenticeships programmes, promote workforce improvement and industry innovation. You will also hear strategies from SMEs who have developed successful apprenticeships programmes.

We will review the benefits of flexi-job apprenticeships and portable models for employers and apprentices, allowing the transfer of skills and enabling apprentices to succeed in different industries.

Ofqual will share insights on how to track and monitor apprentices' progress utilising External Quality Assurance (EQA). You will learn how to prepare for regulatory inspections, improve communication with End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) and ensure compliance.

Get actionable advice to enhance employer engagement and explore how providers and employers can jointly develop degree apprenticeships. You will also hear successful case studies from trailblazing groups which have effectively developed apprenticeships standards.

Sheffield Hallam University will share how to develop an effective degree apprenticeship function, embrace degree apprenticeships as core business and establish successful employer/provider relationships. Darlington Fire and Rescue Services, the first Fire Service in the country to develop an apprenticeship programme will share their experience and strategy for workforce development.

You will explore how to increase diversity in uptake of apprenticeships , improve outreach through different platforms and support apprentices in the post pandemic workplace.


Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Paul Warner Director of Policy and Strategy, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

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09:45 - 10:15
Keynote Session: Achieving National Success Through Apprenticeships

 
  • Reviewing the policy landscape for apprenticeships including the Skills for Jobs Bill
  • Leveraging the opportunities presented by apprenticeships to boost social mobility, drive industrial innovation, and address national skill gaps
  • Exploring the updated funding rules and updated allowances and incentives to taking on new apprentices
10:05-10:15 Questions and Discussion

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Robert Nitsch CBE COO, IFATE

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Anthony Impey MBE Chief Executive, Be the Business

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10:15 - 10:45
Maximising the Government Levy

 
  • Maximising opportunities for investment by ensuring organisation-wide understanding of the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Facilitating levy funds transfers and helping SMEs overcome administrative barriers to capitalise on levy funding 
  • Exploring how COVID-19 has changed the skill needs for SME’s and levy paying employers across the UK 
10:35-10:45 Questions and Discussion

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Jenny Taylor UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM

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10:45 - 11:15
Quality Assurance Transition

 
  • Ensuring quality in provision, and fairness, robustness and consistency in assessment
  • Enhancing employer engagement through the employer directory 
  • Reviewing progress and learnings of the External Quality Assurance transition
11:05-11:15 Questions and Discussion 

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Senior Representative Ofqual

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11:15 - 11:40
Break

 

11:40 - 12:05
Utilising New Flexible Apprenticeships Models

 
  • Exploring sector-specific programmes, employment partnerships and flexible models 
  • Reviewing trailblazing schemes benefiting from the £7 million fund to create and test new flexi-apprenticeships schemes
  • Enabling employers to utilise apprenticeships for short term projects 
  • Overcoming funding challenges for project-based placements to achieve sustainable programmes
11:55-12:05 Questions and Discussion


Speakers

Neil Hatton CEO, UK Screen Alliance

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12:05 - 12:40
Improving Career Outcomes for All: Increasing Diversity in Uptake and Outreach

 
  • Analysing strategies to improve outreach at different levels to achieve diversity and inclusion
  • Promoting apprenticeships as a valuable route for career progression
  • Reviewing the opportunities for skills portability and cross sector training
  • Sharing best practice to support and assess apprentices remotely 
12:30-12:40 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Anna Morrison CBE Director, Amazing Apprenticeships

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Lucy Hunte National Apprenticeships Programme Manager, HEE

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12:40 - 13:30
Lunch Break

 

13:30 - 14:00
Improving Communications Between Employer, Provider and Apprentice

 
  • Assessing progress throughout the apprentices’ journey from the beginning through EPA
  • Delivering holistic support for apprentices throughout the programme 
  • Supporting employers with guidance to assess qualifications
13:50-14:00 Questions and Discussion


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Katerina Cleaver CMgr MCMI Assessment Development Manager, Chartered Management Institute

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14:00 - 14:30
Provider Case Study: Collaborating with Employers to Develop Industry Standards that Deliver Apprenticeship Opportunities

 
  • Reviewing best practice from trailblazing groups on standards development and approval 
  • Engaging with employers to develop work ready apprentices 
  • Reviewing lessons from Employer Academies
14:20-14:30 Questions and Discussion


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Nicholas Maidment Apprenticeships Manager, Retail & Business, West Nottinghamshire College

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14:30 - 15:00
Case Study: Designing and Delivering an Award Winning Apprenticeship Programme

 
  • Spotlighting the benefits of apprenticeships for workforce development and industry innovation
  • Harnessing transferable skills to retrain the workforce and bridge local skills gaps
  • Supporting new apprentices in the post-pandemic workplace
14:50-15:00 Questions and Discussion

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Richard Hamer Education & Skills Director, BAE Systems

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Katherine Metcalfe Head of People and Organisational Development, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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15:00 - 15:30
Degree Apprenticeships: Developing an Effective Apprenticeships Function with Employer Collaboration

 
  • Exploring the challenges in offering apprenticeships in higher education and sharing potential solutions
  • Embracing degree apprenticeships as core business to create a strong offering for employers and learners
  • Designing a successful apprenticeship programme to establish and enrich partnerships with employers
15:20-15:30 Questions and Discussion


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Dan Lally Head of Business Engagement & Growth, Sheffield Hallam University

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15:30 - 15:40
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

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Paul Warner Director of Policy and Strategy, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

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End

Speakers

Katerina Cleaver CMgr MCMI Assessment Development Manager, Chartered Management Institute

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Richard Hamer Education & Skills Director, BAE Systems

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Neil Hatton CEO, UK Screen Alliance

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Lucy Hunte National Apprenticeships Programme Manager, HEE

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Anthony Impey MBE Chief Executive, Be the Business

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Dan Lally Head of Business Engagement & Growth, Sheffield Hallam University

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Nicholas Maidment Apprenticeships Manager, Retail & Business, West Nottinghamshire College

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Katherine Metcalfe Head of People and Organisational Development, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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Anna Morrison CBE Director, Amazing Apprenticeships

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Robert Nitsch CBE COO, IFATE

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Senior Representative Ofqual

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Jenny Taylor UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM

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Paul Warner Director of Policy and Strategy, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

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