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City & Guilds: Apprenticeships - Becoming an Employer Provider (London)
Wed 19 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
This event is for employers, and focuses on how to make the apprenticeship levy work in diverse organisations. It is for levy paying employers who are interested in becoming Employer - Providers, main providers or a supporting provider. Typically attendees will be interested in exploring the options around delivering part or all of their apprenticeship training.
- Provide the most up to date information around policy and requirements
- Explore the details of the options available around becoming an Employer Provider, considering the benefits and risks of each route
- Discuss the necessary steps to take before completing an application for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)
- Highlight the financial and due-diligence requirements of an application
- Discuss the expectations of the Prevent Duty and Safeguarding involved in becoming a deliverer of Apprenticeships
- Walk through the Pre-Qualifying Questions (PQQ) for each option, providing top tips against each of the key capability questions
- Cover the regulatory commitments that are imposed post application, for example Ofsted and SFA audit
- Sound understanding of the employer provide options, enabling better business decisions on the right route for the organisation
- Clarity of action to take prior to applying on to the RoATP
- Gain an appreciation of organisational responsibility against Prevent Duty and Safeguarding should they become a deliverer of Apprenticeship training
- A good insight into what will be looked for within the answers to questions asked in the PQQ
- Will understand the preparation that may be required to ensure solid foundations are in place to run a quality Apprenticeship provision
This event will provide clarity for levy paying employers interested in becoming providers of apprenticeships. Attendees will gain a sound understanding of the options available, whether they are interested in delivering part or all of their apprenticeship offering within their organisation. Our facilitators have over 60 years of experience in the sector, and will enable attendees to develop a realistic implementation strategy. They will provide insights into the preparation organisations will need to undertake both pre and post successful application.
Alexandra O’Connor - City & Guilds Partnership Manager (Apprenticeships)
Alexandra has worked in post 16 vocational education for over 20 years with the latter 10 years in senior leadership roles both for a local and national Training Provider heading up study programmes, adult learning, ESF provision and Apprenticeship Programmes. She joined City & Guilds as a Partnership Manager for Employer Services/Apprenticeship Team. Central to her remit is providing customers with strategic and operational support, advice and guidance in relation to in-house, commercial or funded training including Apprenticeships.
Bryony Kingsland - City & Guilds UK Funding Specialist
Bryony is the City and Guilds UK Funding specialist, responsible for offering strategic support, advice, guidance and training to a variety of organisations and teams. Bryony has gained extensive experience in the education and skills sector as Operational Director of a small business college and Skills Project Development Manager at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).Bryony spent 11 years at the SFA as regional lead for offender education, Skills for Life and Apprenticeships, including a secondment to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to work with the policy team on the Review of Apprenticeships.
Paula Gibson - Business Solutions Manager (Apprenticeships)
Paula has worked in the education and skills sector for over 15 years supporting young people and adults to improve their skills and access sustainable employment. Her most recent work has been on the National Apprenticeship Service whereby she has worked with key stakeholders such as LEP’s, local authorities and some of the biggest employers in shaping apprenticeship growth strategies. She joined City and Guilds in April 2016 to support colleges, providers and employers in understanding the key elements of the Apprenticeship Reform to support the breath and growth of apprenticeships.
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What are the arrangements for lunch?
A light lunch will be provided and tea/coffee will be available over the course of the day. You will be contacted before the event to specify if you have any dietary requirements.