Westminster Higher Education Forum

The next steps for developing degree apprenticeships

Morning, Wednesday, 6th May 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will examine the next steps for degree apprenticeships in England - with a particular focus on funding, attracting a wider group of students and ensuring high quality delivery.


Keynote contributions and case studies

We are pleased to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from:

  • Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director for Standards Development, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education;
  • Ben Jordan, Senior Policy and Qualifications Manager, UCAS; and
  • Dr Greg Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Million Plus.

Further confirmed speakers include: Adrian Anderson, University Vocational Awards Council; Laura Burley, Open University; Sarah Cowan, National Centre for Universities and Business; Mark Dawe, Association of Employment and Learning Providers; Kathryn Marshall, Lloyds Banking Group; and Ann Potterton, BT.


The agenda

  • Future priorities for degree apprenticeships;
  • Implementing an effective and sustainable funding model for degree apprenticeships;
  • Widening access to degree apprenticeships - raising awareness and the role of degree apprenticeships in widening university participation;
  • The current admission trends for Degree Apprenticeships;
  • Effectively regulating the quality of degree apprenticeships and registering providers; and
  • Ensuring high quality delivery and standards of provision - improving course design and perceptions.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Higher Education 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; DWP; Government Equalities Office; HM Revenue & Customs; HM Treasury; Ministry of Defence; UKRI; UK Space Agency and the Valuation Office Agency.



Keynote Speakers

Jonathan Mitchell

Deputy Director for Standards Development, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Ben Jordan

Senior Policy and Qualifications Manager, UCAS

Chair

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted

Speakers

Mark Dawe

Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Sarah Cowan

Policy Lead for Skills and Talent, National Centre for Universities and Business

Adrian Anderson

Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council

Laura Burley

Apprenticeships Ambassador, Open University

Dr Greg Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Million Plus

Kathryn Marshall

Senior Apprenticeships Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

Ann Potterton

Head of Apprenticeships, BT

Sam Moorwood

Head of Work Based Learning, Sheffield Hallam University