Morning, Wednesday, 20th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the priorities for quality assurance in apprenticeship provision in England.
We expect discussion to focus on the transition from frameworks to standards, and the apprenticeship standard reviews.
Areas for discussion include:
- Implementation of the new apprenticeship standards;
- Route Reviews of apprenticeship standards;
- Use of end-point assessments; and
- The new inspection framework and the wider role of regulators.
Keynote contributions and case studies
We are pleased to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from:
- Claire Gill, Associate Director, Ofqual;
- Nikki Christie, Deputy Director, Apprenticeship Assessment and Quality, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; and
- Dr Chris Jones, Specialist Advisor, Further Education and Skills, Ofsted.
Further speakers sharing case studies include:
- Effective delivery of the end-point assessments, and identifying the best form of assessment for different employers and providers, with Rohini Bhattacharya, Pearson;
- End-point assessments from an assessor perspective, with Emily Hughes, Independent End-Point Assessor; and
- Supporting employers in successfully implementing end-point assessments into their apprenticeship programmes, with Victoria Purtill, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Also speaking are: Mark Dawe, Association of Employment and Learning Providers; Anthony Impey, FSB; Rosalind McKenzie, PA Training and Ian Pryce, The Bedford College Group.
The agenda in summary:
- Priorities for the Apprenticeship programme;
- Improving the assessment of apprenticeships;
- Developing end-point assessments - ensuring effective delivery, identifying the most suitable form of assessment, and establishing coherent progression pathways;
- Inspection of apprenticeships and the impact of the new Education Inspection Framework;
- Meeting the new standards for apprenticeships - ensuring effective design, putting them into practice and the provision of off-site training; and
- Apprenticeship standard reviews and policy priorities for ensuring quality.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster Employment Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: Cabinet Office; DfT; DIT; Government Legal Department; Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service and HMRC.