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Managing the transition from frameworks to standards
Wed 29 March 2017, 09:00 – 13:00 BST
Since 2014 Government has published a total of 270 apprenticeship standards, roughly a third of which are at higher or degree level. These new standards, coupled with challenging framework funding caps and steady growth in the number of frameworks being ‘turned off’, create a strong incentive for more providers in SCR to begin delivering standards.
Transitioning from apprenticeship frameworks to standards creates a multitude of challenges for colleges and training providers, impacting all areas of their business. At this practical workshop, delivered in partnership with NOCN – an Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation for 14 standards ranging from level 2 to level 5 across seven sectors - attendees will:
- Gain an overview of the latest developments in trailblazer standards and assessment
- Understand the practical steps required to start delivering standards, including arrangements for end test assessment
- Develop their own action plans and strategies to equip their organisation to deliver apprenticeship standards
When and where?
Time/date: Wednesday 29th March, The Quadrant, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WG
Who should attend?
Operations managers, curriculum leads, finance managers, anyone with responsibility for work-based learning policy/strategy
Graham Hasting-Evans is Managing Director of NOCN. Graham joined NOCN in 2011, having worked on management development, workforce training, employment and skills development in industry, government and also on employment and skills programme for the construction of the London Olympics. He leads NOCN’s involvement with the skills programmes for major investment programmes such as the Nuclear New Build Programme. His work on developing the skills of adults and young people includes time in India, Southern Africa and Thailand as well as parts of northern Europe.
Jane Jones is Deputy Managing Director and Director of Business Development at NOCN. Jane first joined NOCN in 2006, following spells at the Open College Network (South Yorkshire and the Humber) and Sheffield Hallam University. Previously NOCN’s Awarding Body Operations Director, Jane is responsible for NOCN’s strategic and commercial business development in the sector.
Mark Hayes is an experienced former commercial director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and BD director at Avanta. Mark’s current focus is on working with colleges, training providers and some of the UK’s best known employers to prepare for the apprenticeship reform and the introduction of the Levy. This includes everything from recruiting and training teams, establishing CRM and analytics, sales/marketing, business development plans and strategic/delivery partnerships.