Apprenticeships Events and webinars
Drawing on contributions from across the sector, Insight webinars tackle the key challenges and de-mystify the apprenticeship reforms for both industry and providers. Register, free, for forthcoming events, or catch-up with recent ones here.
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#11 - From stars into super stars - the growing role of higher and degree apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are not just for entry-level positions. Increasingly organisations are turning to higher and degree apprenticeships as a way of growing talent and fostering loyalty.
Using a case study approach, and featuring real life apprentice, HR and line manager voices, this webinar will outline the benefits and challenges of the degree apprenticeship route.
You will learn how higher-level apprenticeships can be used to progress existing employees, or recruit talent into roles previously filled by graduates or experienced hires and what best practice advice is available to help you to set up your own programme.
#10 - Designing an Apprenticeship programme from square one
New to apprenticeships? Scaling up an existing programme in response to the levy?
Drawing on the experience of levy-paying employers, event #10 in our Insight series will run-through the process of programme design from square one. From organisational needs analysis through to execution and transferring to business-as-usual, we’ll provide you with a simple and easy-to-follow framework you can adapt for your organisation’s unique requirements.
If you’re new to apprenticeships, new to your organisation, or looking to support your clients as they clarify their needs, check out this webinar.
#9 - Reclaiming your levy from the Digital Apprenticeship Service
A worked example from a levy-paying employer
If you're a levy-paying employer looking to implement your apprenticeship programme, this event offers a step-by-step guide to configuring your DAS account, including: PAYE systems, subcontractors, monthly operational payments.
Based on the actual experience of a levy-payer, and presented by the Learning and Development and Finance leads, this is an invaluable guide for any organisation.
#8 - Opportunities for employers in the new standards
While the apprenticeships reform has focused on the levy, the move to employer-designed programmes and increased influence brought about by funding changes leaves your organisation with a range of options.
Together with our guest contributor, Pippa Morgan of the CBI, we discussed how organisations are preparing for the introduction of the apprenticeships levy and employer contributions for SMEs, how approaches to recruitment are evolving, and how organisations are selecting their delivery partners.
#7 - End-point Assessment:
from theory into practice
This webinar discusses one of the biggest changes in the new Apprenticeships - end point assessment (EPA).
Our expert speakers provide you with an overview of EPA, what is 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 for EPA and the steps we're taking to make the new assessment process as seamless as possible for our customers.
#6.2 - Progress towards the new funding regime
April 2017 marks the start of the transition of apprenticeships funding from a provider, to an employee-centric model. Our expert speaker, Sian Owen - will take an in depth look at how funding will work upon implementation of the levy in April, including analysis of recent announcements from the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency.
The webinar features a recap on what is changing, the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS), the new provider registers, funding bands, and the Institute for Apprenticeships (and Technical Education).
#4 - Targeting and winning employer clients
Reforms to the apprenticeships landscape will have far-reaching impact on learning providers, and place a new emphasis on pitching for business with employer clients.
How will you identify the ideal employers to work with in your area? What are their needs? What's your organisation's value proposition? We'll explore these themes and more, using provider case studies and illustrating only-to-Pearson services that can help you stand out from the competition.
#2 - New standards, new delivery challenges
With the shift from frameworks to standards, design and delivery of apprenticeships programmes is about to undergo a radical change. With programmes now leading towards a summative, end-point assessment, how do you create a programme with the right blend of knowledge and skill learning, behaviour development and competence building, at the right moment in the learner's journey?
This events covers an overview of the challenge facing the sector, the key considerations for a successful transition, and an in-depth look at one of the first new standards: customer service level 2.
#1.2 - New apprenticeships: the story so far
During this event, our expert speakers provide an up to date overview on the changes and developments that have occurred since our first webinar. The following topics are covered:
We'll cover the changes to the apprenticeship learning model and its implications , the expanded role of the Institute for Apprenticeships, recent funding developments, overall outlook based on the most recent developments.