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If you currently deliver apprenticeship training as a trainer/assessor, your role is going to change considerably.

In the future, you will need to design training plans and delivery to meet the requirements of apprenticeship standards. You will need to integrate new assessment methods and grading into your training planning, and prepare the apprentice to meet the gateway and undertake end-point assessment.

This five-part webinar series will guide you through the end-to-end process of the role, what is required from you at each stage, and equip you with tools and resources to prepare and start delivery.

You can book onto the whole series below for £195 (+VAT). This includes the live webinars (with Q&A), and supporting tools / resources.

(Due to demand, bookings for individual webinars are now full. We will however be running the webinar series again – if you want to book onto an individual webinar rather than the full series, join the waiting list by emailing

1. Setting up the apprenticeship (26th Sept, 12.30-1.30pm)

  • How does the induction process differ in the new world of apprenticeships?
  • Working with the employer and apprentice to map out the training

2. Developing individual training plans in-line with the standard (3rd Oct, 12.30-1.30pm)

  • What are the components of an effective training plan?
  • When is assessment integrated?
  • How to deliver to the standard (not necessarily qualifications)

3. Integrating assessment into the on-programme phase (9th Oct, 12.30-1.30pm)

  • Understanding and working with different assessment methods
  • How to naturally integrate these assessment methods into your training

4. Working with grading (17th Oct, 12.30-1.30pm)

  • Getting apprentices familiar with graded work and assessments
  • Using grading as progress tool
  • How to grade apprentices in a way that reflects the end-point assessment

5. Preparing your apprentice for the gateway (25th Oct, 12.30-1.30pm)

  • How to deal with different types of gateway criteria
  • Supporting apprentices to conduct activities / work that will contribute to the end-point assessment

Who are these webinars for?

The webinar series has been designed for front-line apprenticeship staff (tutors, trainers, assessors, teachers, lecturers, mentors). Those who manage and lead front-line teams would also benefit from signing up.

Facilitators and speakers

The webinar series will be facilitated by Chris Cherry, an SDN expert in apprenticeship on-programme training and end-point assessment. Chris has been heavily involved in the development of new standards and assessment plans, as well as supporting hundreds of apprenticeship staff to prepare for the reforms.

Why an SDN webinar series?

SDN are leading experts in the apprenticeship reforms. We’ve supported over 2,000 apprenticeship staff, from 600 organisations, to prepare for the reforms. We’ve also worked closely with over 70 of the trailblazer employer groups, giving us a unique insight into what is required. SDN also authored the Future Apprenticeships toolkit.


Where it is not possible for your organisation to pay for the webinar series using a credit card, we are happy to accept invoices. Please make contact using the contact details below to arrange this.

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions (including our refund policy) for SDN events and webinars can be found here. When you make a booking, you agree to these Terms and Conditions (including those who request a booking via email and invoice)

Any questions, or to request an invoice, please email Louisa Coombes:

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