Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2017

23 March - 24 March 2017 | ICC Birmingham | Stand C4

New Apprenticeships are ready

In its third year, AAC has become recognised as the premier professional apprenticeship conference, providing policy and practical updates. Taking place around National Apprenticeship Week 2017 the conference comes at a time of major reform and uncertainty.

At this event, we will also be sharing about the new Pearson apprenticeships offer. Visit us at Stand C4 or join us at one of the workshops.

Join us at one of these sessions at AAC 2017

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Presented by Suzanne Shutler (National Campaign Manager-VocationaL, Pearson)

Available from April 2017, Pearson Apprentice 360 provides engaging, interactive learning content, mapped to SASE and Standards, available wherever your learners are, and however they want to study.

Find out how your organisations can benefit, and get a preview of some of the advanced features planned for this flagship tool.

If you were unable to join us at the workshop, you may now download the presentation deck below.

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Presented by Rod Bristow (President, UK & Core Markets for Pearson) 

Apprenticeships are proven to enhance individual’s lives; and employers who are genuinely committed to high-quality delivery and to making apprenticeships a core part of their talent model, have reaped the benefits.

It is important therefore that we as a sector remain resolute and focussed on the factors which are proven to guarantee success. Pearson’s President in the UK Rod Bristow will discuss how accurate consideration of employer needs, personalised learning plans, rigorous assessment, and appropriate in-work mentoring are at least as important to the success and reputation of apprenticeships as regulatory and funding issues.

Thu 23 March 2017, 09.30-09.45, Hall 1

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Presented by James Emmett (Director of Strategic Relationships, Pearson), Gary Tovey (Head of Employer and Stakeholder Relationships, Pearson BTEC & Apprenticeships, Pearson) and Nathan Cookson (Sector Manager, Business Skills, Pearson)

How will End-point assessment (EPA) work? How can you partner with Pearson to deliver it?

Our speakers will look into this critical topic, what’s involved, and some specific examples of standards and assessment models to enable you to continue to deliver apprenticeships with confidence.

We'll also cover Pearson's role as a registered assessment organisation and the steps we're taking to partner with providers.

Thu 23 March 2017, 10.40-11.20, Hall 1

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Presented by Cindy Rampersaud (Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeships, Pearson) and James Emmett (Director of Strategic Relationships, Pearson)

How can a tripartite partnership between employers, providers and awarding organisations deliver learners success and contribute to business growth in the post-reform environment?

Drawing on the experiences of a major employer and a large provider, this session – hosted by Pearson – will look at how each has adapted their strategy and delivery approach to positive effect in response to the new apprenticeships regime, and the lessons these can offer for the sector as a whole.

Thu 23 March 2017,  2:30 pm-3:20 pm, Hall 11a