The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Conference 2019 will offer leading policy updates on the apprenticeship landscape and assess how outstanding higher and degree apprenticeship schemes can be developed to meet the needs of employers.

Through best practice updates, discussion and industry insights, attendees will examine how to foster effective partnerships with employers, design curricula to meet the needs of apprentices and assess the process of developing high quality apprenticeships which meet regulatory standards.


Reasons to Attend

the development of apprenticeship standards with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

the next steps in supporting regulatory compliance and ensuring quality assurance

how to support effective partnership working between employers and providers

key insights on designing a course which meets the needs of industry and supports skill development

from the apprentice experience and assess what makes an engaging programme

practical insights on supporting progression and delivering effective ‘off-the-job’ training for apprentices

how to promote the recruitment of new apprentices and drive up-take across a course

with national employers and leaders from across the further and higher education landscapes

This Conference is specifically designed for Higher and Further Education Institutions and all Employers. Typical job titles will include:
  • Vice Chancellors
  • Deputy Vice Chancellors
  • Associate Deans
  • Head of Apprenticeships
  • Head of Careers and Employability
  • Heads of Departments
  • Heads of School
  • Heads of Training and Development
  • Heads of Learning
  • Directors of Apprenticeships
  • Directors of Employability
  • Apprenticeship Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Degree Apprenticeship Managers
  • Programme Managers and Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Lecturers


"I very much enjoyed attending the event and found the content to be useful and applicable to my role. I would recommend to any colleagues seeking further understanding of higher apprenticeships."

Birmingham City University

"Great Networking with higher education leaders who are facing similar problems and issues with the introduction of higher apprentices i.e the understanding of the 20% of the job requirement and how this suits employers who would usually employ using the graduate route."

Doncaster College

"Very informative event, relevant speakers and a lot of beneficial information provided on different areas."

Education and Skills Funding Agency

"A very interesting conference with a good mix of experienced speakers."

The Manchester Metropolitan University

"I was inspired by the speaker for Barclays - Mike Thompson's overview - of their apprenticeship module. It was one to follow as best practice for me."


I attended the Higher Apprenticeships Conference 2017 and found it to be informative, both from a policy and practical perspective. The event was well organised, pleasant venue and the selection of speakers provided perspective from a variety of stakeholders on the subject.

"This conference was very well organised and facilitated. The speakers had been carefully chosen to provide a comprehensive overview of the national picture of higher and degree apprenticeship development in England."

University of Brighton

"The Higher Apprenticeships Conference was a useful insight into the current policy and good practice around higher and degree apprenticeships. A good balance of networking opportunities and engaging speakers."

University of Chichester

"Excellent opportunity to engage with other providers and gain valuable insights into employer needs and 'must haves'."

University of Leeds

"This was a very useful event to get an understanding of the apprenticeship landscape from different perspectives."

Westminster Kingsway College

"I thought this event was well organised in a suitable venue, with inspiring and instrumental speakers, and a great networking opportunity."

Writtle University College