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​​​​​Degree apprenticeships: understanding the opportunities

19 Jul 2016, 09:00 - 16:30
20 Tavistock Square 
United Kingdon

​Session 1 – Policy landscape


​The challenging landscape, the opportunities for growth

Greg Wade, Programme Manager, Universities UK


​Making degree apprenticeships a key part of the apprenticeships programme

Stephen North, Higher & Degree Apprenticeships, Department for Business, Skills and Innovation


​The role of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Stella Pearson, Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA)


​Working with universities to promote the growth of degree apprenticeships

Dan Simons, Apprenticeships Learner Policy Manager, Skills Funding Agency


What needs to happen, how UVAC can help

Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, The University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)


​ Q&A


Refreshments and networking

Session 2 Developing systems to support degree apprenticeships


​Data requirements, existing systems, new demands

Dan Cook, Head of Collections Development, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)


Quality degrees, quality degree apprenticeships?

Andrew Boggs, Policy Lead, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)


​Helping to put the pieces of the jigsaw together, the role of HEFCE and the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund

Nicola Turner MBE, Head of Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)





Session 3 – Case studies


The challenges of delivering to scale

Conor Moss, Director of Education and Employer Partnerships, Sheffield Hallam University

Liz Gorb, Enterprise Development Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University, Centre for Enterprise

Ruth South, Head of Graduate, Apprentice and Placement (GAP) Programmes, Capgemini


Round table discussions and feedback

In this session, Universities UK will pose a series of structured questions for delegates to discuss on their tables. These will relate to the current and future opportunities and challenges of implementing degree apprenticeships in their institution. Delegates will be asked to reflect on these as well as sharing other examples, evidence and experiences. Delegates will also be asked to identify key questions and where they need support or information, to inform the future activities of the organisations presenting at the seminar.


Closing remarks from the Chair – The future growth of degree apprenticeships

Greg Wade, Programme Manager, Universities UK

Seminar closes

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