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
In Addition to the In Person Event: 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.
- Live Event
- On Demand
With our live Conference back, we will be kicking off the Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Conference with interactive icebreakers.
This session will allow you to get to know colleagues from across the sector and explore your key learning objectives for the day.
Expect lots of interaction and an opportunity to restart your face-to-face networking experience!
- 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
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?
Your opportunity to make connections with employers and institutions from across the sector.
This speed networking session will allow you to form new contacts and hear about best practice from across the sector.
Stand down your business cards! Our networking session is entirely contactless, with you being able to form connections via our Conference app.
This regulatory update will examine how the OfS measure student outcomes on skills and employability and how the OfS is monitoring providers on their apprenticeship provision.
The session will examine:
- How degree apprenticeships are assessed as part of the OfS Quality and Standards Conditions of Registration
- The key data and metrics the OfS uses in assessing the quality of apprenticeship provision
- How degree apprenticeships can support disadvantaged groups, broaden student choice and improve widening participation outcomes
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 three sessions. In each session you will have the opportunity pose your questions and consider practical solutions.
- 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
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.
- 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?
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.
*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.
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