This full-day seminar will give you a chance to listen to and engage with the current challenges, opportunities and institutional case studies surrounding Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. The day will be an opportunity to gain a full understanding of Higher and Degree apprenticeship policy developments and best practice to help you make the most of the opportunities available to your institution.
Higher and Degree apprenticeships continue to be at the forefront of the university agenda. When looking at the financial benefits for both students and universities it is easy to see why they have become such a popular route of education but there are clear challenges for Higher Education providers and their dual responsibilities for quality assurance in delivering apprenticeships.
To help set the scene and spark discussions, we will be joined by Dr Alison Felce, Standards and Frameworks Officer, Universities, Quality Enhancement and Standards at the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA); Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC); Paul Beeby, Deputy Director and Lesley Goss, Senior Quality and Partnerships Manager from the Open University; Viki Faulkner, Head of Apprenticeships and Hannah Wallace, Head of Curriculum Management at the University of Brighton and Liz Gormley-Fleming, Associate Director, Academic Quality Assurance-Degree Apprenticeships, Centre for Academic Quality Assurance, the University of Hertfordshire
As ever, this joint CVU/QSN event offers the opportunity for us to get together in a constructive and supportive environment and we look forward greatly to welcoming delegates to our 5th July 2019 Seminar.
|10:00||Registration and refreshments|
|10:30||Welcome and introduction
CVU/QSN Executive on behalf of the Council of Validating Universities and the Quality Strategy Network
|10:40||Developments with The Degree Apprenticeship Characteristics Statement and External Quality Assurance (EQA) Providers
Dr Alison Felce, Standards and Frameworks Officer, Universities, Quality Enhancement and Standards at the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
|11:10||Degree Apprenticeship – Policy Analysis and Update
Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)
|11:40||Validation and Apprenticeships – the challenges faced in an emerging policy and practice environment
Presenters: Paul Beeby, Deputy Director (Partnerships – Development & Apprenticeships) and
|12:15 – 13:00||Lunch and networking|
|13:00||AAP Monthly Apprenticeship Approval Panel
Presenters: Vicki Faulkner, Head of Apprenticeships and Hannah Wallace, Head of Curriculum Management, University of Brighton
An overview of the University of Brighton’s rationale for developing an Apprenticeship Approval Panel. The discussion will include: challenges and opportunities, revisions to standard paperwork and processes, structure of the panel and will highlight the lessons learned from introducing the panel and revisions that have been made over this first year of implementation.
|13:50||Ofsted Visit Preparations
Presenter: Dr Jo Wright, Academic Registrar, University of Wolverhampton
|14:40||Our journey so far with DAs – lessons learnt, programme development, compliance and engagement with stakeholders
Presenter: Liz Gormley-Fleming, Associate Director, Academic Quality Assurance (Degree Apprenticeships), Centre for Academic Quality Assurance, University of Hertfordshire
|15:30||Plenary and discussion|
Woburn House, London WC1H 9HQ, UK
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