QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 3 Survivors’ Tales: Lessons learned from Ofsted inspections of degree apprenticeships

Thursday 18th Nov 2021 - Thursday 18th Nov 2021
Ofsted was handed powers to inspect degree apprenticeships from April 2021. In this webinar we will hear from providers who have had their Ofsted inspection and who will reflect on the process and on the lessons learned.

If you would like to present a 7 -minute ‘Lightning Talk’ please contact chair@qualitystrategynetwork.org.

This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions.

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This webinar is kindly sponsored by Explorance.

Event Breakdown

QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 3 Survivors' Tales: Lessons learned from Ofsted inspections of degree apprenticeships


14:55 Login and virtual refreshments!
15:00 Welcome – Lee Jones, Chair QSN
15:05 Explorance introduction

Ian Nickson, Regional Sales Director, Explorance

15:10 Lightning talk 1: ‘Ofsted – 6 things we all just need to get over and get on with; practical advice to start the process’

Rebecca Rhodes, Senior Associate, UVAC

15:40 Lightning talk 2 – Title TBC

Adam Greenwood, Director of Apprenticeship and Skills, The University of Hull

15:55 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:15 Lightning talk 3 – Preparing for the Ofsted New Provider Monitoring Visit

Jan Ball-Smith, Head of Apprenticeships and Inclusive Learning Student Administration and Academic Affairs, University of York

16:15 – 16:45 Virtual Break-Out Rooms

Discussion Group Prompts

  • What type of leadership model do successful HEI’s have for their apprenticeship provision to ensure a standardised approach and accountability?
  • How do HEI’s judge the quality of teaching and learning?
  • What systems do other HEI’s use for tracking and monitoring apprentices and data collection?
  • Given the Inspection Framework’s focus upon first hand evidence, what emphasis are providers placing on collating documentary evidence?
  • Types of learning materials requested by Ofsted and mechanisms for sharing this with the inspectors?
  • How much of the Ofsted’s focus will be on the quality of the degree programme as opposed to the other aspects of the apprenticeship provision?
  • How much time will Ofsted want to spend observing the academic delivery and speaking to lecturers?

QSN colleague’s experience of

  • Tracking progress in the apprenticeship over time (e.g., KSBs not the degree part)
  • Tracking of progress & outcomes for different cohorts, demographics etc
  • Approaches to tracking of attendance
  • Raising awareness of and meeting the quality of education EIF requirements in academic lecture settings
  • Any inspections which asked for details of/safeguarding records – what did this involve?
16:45 – 17:00 Plenary and Close

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