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​​​​​Degree apprenticeships: understanding the opportunities

19 Jul 2016, 09:00 - 16:30
20 Tavistock Square 
London
United Kingdon
WC1H 9HQ
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A one-day seminar that will give delegates a full understanding of the policy landscape and a clear idea of how to implement degree apprenticeships in their institution.

Delegates will hear case studies from trailblazers within the sector and have an opportunity to feed into Universities UK work in this area.

Key themes at this seminar on degree apprenticeships will include: 

  • The national policy landscape
  • The future growth of degree apprenticeships
  • The critical role of universities in delivering apprenticeships
  • The degree apprenticeship development fund
  • Developing frameworks for assessment

Why are we talking about degree apprenticeships now?

The government has set a target of 3 million apprenticeships to be delivered by 2020 and, with the introduction the apprenticeship levy, universities have the opportunity to position themselves as innovators in this field.

Degree apprenticeships are too important for universities to ignore, providing an important income stream and a new business opportunity, as well as providing new opportunities to non-traditional students.

As degree apprenticeships can be particularly attractive to non-traditional students, they also support widening participation goals. They offer a way for universities to diversify their offer and develop alternatives to traditional full-time on-campus study, with online, distance, weekend and blended learning.

This seminar is a unique opportunity to receive the most relevant and up to date information you need to initiate, or further enhance and develop your degree apprenticeship programme.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ In partnership with:

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Conferences
Universities UK

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Events Officer
Universities UK

Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Events and Marketing Assistant
Universities UK

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