Morning, Wednesday, 6th May 2020
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.
- 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.