14 Dec, 20218:45 am-3:10 pm
Online Conference
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The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Conference 2021 will explore the next steps for the design and delivery of apprenticeship programmes following the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s (IfATE) consultation into Degree Apprenticeship reform. The Conference will examine how the changes can be implemented across the sector, the next steps for enhancing employability outcomes and how higher apprenticeships can be embedded into recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

What to Expect

  • An update from the IfATE on what follows the consultation into Degree Apprenticeships
  • 3 interactive workshops on how institutions and employers can deliver the reforms
  • Roundtable discussions exploring social mobility and employability outcomes
  • Analysis of what higher and degree apprenticeship programmes look like after the Covid-19 pandemic

An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

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 on demand sessions.

Key Speakers

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Kate Page
Access and Participation Manager
Office for Students (OfS)
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Karen Riley
Deputy Director - Apprenticeships Quality Division
Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
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Senior Representative
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
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Angela Dean
Head of Apprenticeships
University of Derby
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Sammy Shummo
Group Director of Apprenticeships
London South Bank University

Other Speakers

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Laurie Weatherall
Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year, National Apprenticeship Awards 2020
Degree Apprentice, GlaxoSmithKline
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Maighread Hegarty
Associate Dean of Apprenticeships
Staffordshire University
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Sarah Jane Harwood
Senior Recruitment & Development Specialist – Apprenticeships
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Jenny Calvert
Apprentice Programme Lead
Rolls Royce


This Conference is designed for the higher and further education sectors, apprenticeship providers and employers. Those in attendance will include:

  • Heads of Apprenticeships
  • Directors of Apprenticeships
  • Degree Apprenticeship Managers
  • Apprenticeship Development Managers
  • Academic Registrars
  • Apprenticeship Compliance Leads
  • Associate Deans
  • Principal Lecturers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Principals


For group discounts and enquiries about your registration please contact us on 020 3770 6580 or [email protected]