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Agenda

  • Live Event
  • On Demand
9:30 am
Online Login and Registration
9:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Susan Patrick
Susan Patrick
Head of Apprenticeships
Solent University
Confirmed
9:55 am
The IfATE Consultation: A New Approach to the Development and Approval of Degree Apprenticeships
  • Assessing the key outcomes emerging from the IfATE consultation into the development, approval and delivery of degree apprenticeships
  • Examining how level 6 and level 7 apprenticeships can be adapted to meet the needs of employers and reflect the role of graduate status in the labour market
  • Exploring what the development and approval process will look like for the creation and revision of degree apprenticeships
  • Evaluating the practical considerations of the new changes including the integration of end point assessments and on the job training into degree apprenticeship programmes
Jonathan Mitchell
Jonathan Mitchell
Deputy Director: Portfolio and Partnerships
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Confirmed
10:15 am
Interactive Q&A: What do the Changes Mean for Your Apprenticeship Programme?

In this interactive session you will be able to explore what the changes to Degree Apprenticeship Programmes mean for your institution, as well as being able to ask the IfATE your questions on the reforms.

You will be able to explore:

  • How can degree apprenticeships be developed into a distinct offering from a traditional degree?
  • How can level 6 and level 7 apprenticeships better support entry into graduate-level roles?
  • What will the new assessment integration model look like for degree apprenticeships?
10:30 am
Break and Virtual Networking
10:50 am
OfS Update: Quality and Standards and Equality of Opportunity

This update will outline the OfS role in relation to apprenticeships provision, in particular:

  • How degree apprenticeships are considered as part of the OfS Quality and Standards Conditions of Registration
  • How degree apprenticeships can support disadvantaged groups, broaden student choice and improve widening participation outcomes
Kate Page
Kate Page
Access and Participation Manager
Office for Students (OfS)
Confirmed
11:10 am
Workshop Series: Embedding the Reforms: Examining the Practical Delivery of the Degree Apprenticeship Reforms

In this workshop series you will be given an opportunity to engage in an interactive session examining practical considerations for acting on the Degree Apprenticeship Reforms.

These expert-led sessions will allow you to consider best practice, changes required for your programme and your action plan for acting on the reforms.

You will be able to choose from one of two sessions. In each session you will have the opportunity pose your questions and consider practical solutions.

Workshop A: Integrating on the Job and Off the Job Training in Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Angela Dean
Angela Dean
Head of Apprenticeships
University of Derby
Confirmed
Jenny Calvert
Jenny Calvert
Apprentice Programme Lead
Rolls Royce
Confirmed
Workshop B: Alignment of Outcomes: Matching Degree Learning Outcomes with KSBs
Sammy Shummo
Sammy Shummo
Group Director of Apprenticeships
London South Bank University
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Break and Virtual Networking
12:50 pm
ESFA Update: Funding Rules, the Apprenticeship Levy and Financing Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
  • What you need to know about Apprenticeships Funding Rules in 2021/2022
  • The ongoing enhancement of the funding band process
  • The Apprenticeship Levy and how it translates into Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Uptake
  • The Apprenticeships Spending Review settlement and what to expect in 2022 and beyond
Karen Riley
Karen Riley
Deputy Director - Apprenticeships Quality Division
Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
Confirmed
1:20 pm
Roundtable Series: Meeting the Needs of Apprentices and Employers – Solutions on Future Growth

In this roundtable series you will be able to engage in dialogue over the future growth for higher and degree apprenticeships and how they can drive solutions on social mobility and skills needs for employers.

You will be able to participate in one roundtable discussion, be prepared to share your ideas and engage in discussion.

Roundtable A: Placing Higher and Degree Apprenticeships at the Heart of the Social Mobility Agenda
Mandy Crawford-Lee
Mandy Crawford-Lee
Director of Policy and Operations
University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)
Confirmed
Roundtable B: Enhancing the Value of Degree Apprenticeships in the Employment Market
Janet Rowson
Janet Rowson
Head of Degree Apprenticeships
University of West London
Confirmed
2:00 pm
Networking Break and Refreshments
2:20 pm
Closing Panel: The Covid Reset: How Can Higher and Degree Apprenticeships be Embedded within the Recovery Agenda?
  • How can higher and degree apprenticeships offer a solution to the UK’s productivity challenges and needs for a broader skill base?
  • What do apprenticeship programmes look like in the wake of the Covid crisis and how have the needs of employers evolved?
  • How can economic recovery be supported by continued growth of higher apprenticeships and technical education?
Maighread Hegarty
Maighread Hegarty
Associate Dean of Apprenticeships
Staffordshire University
Confirmed
Sonia Dutton
Sonia Dutton
Degree Apprenticeship Manager
Newcastle University
Confirmed
Manoj Ponugubati
Manoj Ponugubati
Faculty Lead for Degree Apprenticeships, Faculty of Technology
University of Portsmouth
Confirmed
3:00 pm
The Conference Debrief

In our concluding “debrief” session, you will have the opportunity to assess what you learned from the Conference, how your institution can prepare for the IfATE reforms and what the future of higher and degree apprenticeship provision looks like.

3:10 pm
Conference Close

*Programme subject to change

Your delegate ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive content.

The following sessions will be available ‘on demand’ for you to view a week in advance of the Conference and for a month after.

The Voice of the Apprentice Amid Covid: A Transformed Learning Experience
Laurie Weatherall
Laurie Weatherall
Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year, National Apprenticeship Awards 2020
Degree Apprentice, GlaxoSmithKline
Confirmed
Virtual Delivery Models: Building New Approaches to Higher Apprenticeship Programmes
Sam Hardy
Sam Hardy
Director of Flexible and Online Learning
University of Warwick
Confirmed