Morning, Thursday, 17th January 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to assess the steps that can be taken by policymakers, training providers and employers to improve the quality of provision of apprenticeships.
Delegates will discuss the work being undertaken by the Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure new standards deliver employer needs - looking at the measures to quicken approval of standards, efforts to identify skill needs through the development of occupational maps and whether end-point assessment provides an adequate means to test the ability of apprentices.
Further sessions focus on the challenges for Ofsted in light of the growing number of apprenticeship providers and how to create confidence in the apprenticeship brand among employers - as well as what measures can be taken to ensure apprenticeships provide prospective students with a credible form of training.
It will also be an opportunity to consider the Education Committee report on the quality of apprenticeships and skills training expected to be published shortly - which looks at provision, effectiveness of the monitoring system and the impact of funding reforms following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.