Degree Apprenticeships Training Workshop

Tuesday 26th June, Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

Degree apprenticeships are a significant and growing development in business schools. At this introductory training workshop, participants will be given a thorough grounding in key information about degree apprenticeships, the different delivery approach required and the crucial three-way relationship between students, universities and employers. Participants new or relatively new to degree apprenticeships or wishing to consolidate a basic knowledge will particularly benefit from the day. This event will be a great opportunity to network and to learn from experienced colleagues about this exciting, but challenging area of work.

Delegates at this event will:

  • Develop a clear and comprehensive knowledge of key basic information about degree apprenticeships in business education;
  • Acquire insights from the experiences of colleagues running degree apprenticeships;
  • Explore the tripartite relationship between students, universities and employers, also hearing the perspective of students and employers;
  • Consider the practicalities of the delivery of degree apprenticeships, including teaching, assessment and administration;
  • Be updated on progress on apprenticeships throughout the UK and the work of the Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

 Speakers include:

  • Professor Caroline Elliott, (Workshop Chair and Facilitator) Chair of the Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group and Deputy Dean, Aston Business School
  • Dharma Kovvuri, Vice-Chair of the Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group, Dean of UCLan Burnley Campus and Faculty Director of Business Development, College of Business, Law and Applied Social Studies
  • Elizabeth Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Jonathan Lawson, Apprenticeships Development Lead and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dylan Hannigan, Learning and Development Manager, KFC UK & Ireland
  • Mark Smith, Executive Director of Business Engagement, Aston Business School

Who should attend:

Business school staff with responsibility for or an interest in developing and providing degree apprenticeships in business schools; the event is particularly suitable for those new or relatively new to the area.

09:30     Registration

10:00     Welcome

Professor Caroline Elliott, (Workshop Chair and Facilitator) Deputy Dean, Aston Business School and Chair of the Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

10:15     Introduction to Degree Apprenticeships

  • What are degree apprenticeships
  • The differences between traditional degrees and degree apprenticeships
  • The tripartite relationship between students, universities and employers
  • Models of degree apprenticeship delivery, including proportion of time set aside for degree
  • Key players in the provision of degree apprenticeships

Jonathan Lawson, Apprenticeships Development Lead and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Manchester Metropolitan University

Elizabeth Gorb, Director of Apprenticeships, Manchester Metropolitan University

11:30     Coffee

12:00     Successful Relationships with Employers and B2B Marketing Degree Apprenticeships

  • Quality assurance
  • Successful relationships with different sized employers
  • Challenges of B2B marketing rather than B2C marketing in universities

Mark Smith, Executive Director of Business Engagement, Aston Business School

Sally Charles, Business Development Manager, Robert Gordon University

12.30     Discussion with Students and Employers

Dylan Hannigan, Learning and Development Manager, KFC UK & Ireland

Degree Apprenticeships Students, Chester Business School – one from Airbus and one from an SME, Heat Trace

13.15     Lunch

14.00     Degree Apprenticeship Teaching: What Works

Angela Lawrence, Senior Lecturer and Apprenticeship Programme Lead, School of Business, Leadership & Economics, Staffordshire Business School

Dharma Kovvuri, Dean of UCLan Burnley Campus and Vice-Chair, Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

Mike Phillips, Head of Student Experience – Apprenticeships, Faculty of Business and Law, Open University Business School

14.45     Degree Apprenticeship Assessment

  • Work based learning in module assessment
  • End point assessment

Lisa Rowe, Director of Business Engagement and Partnerships, Faculty of Business & Management, University of Chester

Ann Minton, Academic Lead for Apprenticeships, University of Derby

15.30     Closing Remarks

15.45     Refreshments and Networking

Venue

The event will be taking place at the Conference Aston venue on the Aston University campus, Birmingham B4 7ET

Travel

The venue is roughly 1km away from Birmingham New Street national rail station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride or a 20-30 minute walk.

Discounts are applied to group bookings

Members: full workshop: 1 attendee: £180.00
Members: full workshop: 2 attendees: £315.00
Members: full workshop: 3 attendees: £450.00
Members: full workshop: 4 attendees: £585.00

For more information on the speakers, programme, registration, or accessibility, please contact:

Gail Norcliffe
Chartered Association of Business Schools
+44 (0) 20 7634 9583
Gail.Norcliffe@charteredabs.org