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The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Conference 2018 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 learn how to foster effective partnerships with employers, design curricula to meet the needs of apprentices and assess the process of developing and validating an apprenticeship programme.

Reasons to Attend:

the latest updates from the Office for Students (OfS) in the regulation and monitoring of quality for higher and degree apprenticeships
the development of apprenticeship standards and the approval process with the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA)
insights from the ESFA on attracting and effectively utilising apprenticeship levy funding for the delivery of higher and degree apprenticeships
from leading practitioners on the process of designing and developing an effective higher or degree apprenticeship curriculum
what constitutes a successful apprenticeship programme and end point assessment and how to ensure quality within a course
how to develop and enhance partnerships with employers in the formation of apprenticeship schemes
the role of further education institutions in forming new higher and degree apprenticeship programmes
with leading employers and professionals from across higher and further education delivering apprenticeships
This Conference is specifically designed for the Higher and Further Education Sectors and the Private Sector. 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

*This Conference is also open to the wider public sector to encourage networking and debate.


The event was most informative and provided delegates with a robust understanding of Apprenticeships from Policy through to delivery.

Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Excellent event, relevant and knowledgeable speakers covering wide ranging aspects of Higher level Apprenticeships.

Futures Leader, NCFE

This was a very informative event pitched at the right level.

Head of Careers and Employment, University of Hertfordshire

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.

Apprenticeship Manager, University of Chichester

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.

Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton

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

Technical Education Manager, Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)