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Apprenticeships Events and Webinars

City & Guilds runs free and paid-for webinars and events for employers and for training providers on process, policy and opportunities in the new apprenticeship system. Our industry experts can help you understand the new system and how employers, training providers and colleges can work in partnership most easily.

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Upcoming

Transitioning to the New Standards - Webinar Series

How do you transition your apprenticeship delivery from the SASE frameworks to the new standards?

Our occupation-focused webinars are primarily for colleges and providers. They will help you understand the changes as well as prepare for and deliver on-programme learning and end-point assessment. We’ll cover maths and English and the sort of learning materials that can help you deliver the new standards.

Each webinar is led by industry experts, supported by technical advisers and members of our EPA Team. You'll have the chance to put your questions to our team.


Adult Care Apprenticeship
Monday 26 June 2017, 11.30 - 12.15

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Hospitality and Catering (Commis Chef and Team Member) Apprenticeship
Wednesday 28 June 2017, 14.30 - 15.15

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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship
Tuesday 27 June 2017, 14.30 - 15.15

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Retail Apprenticeship
Thursday 29 June 2017, 9.30 - 10.15

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Festival of Skills, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June

We’ll be running workshops and drop-in sessions on apprenticeships as headline sponsors at this FE Week event. We’re also able to offer a 40% discount on entry price, find out more about the event and what’s on offer.

An Apprenticeship Masterclass, Thursday 6 July 2017


Who is this for:
HR Directors or Managers;
Apprenticeship Managers; or
Learning and Development Directors or Managers.

Levy-paying companies interested in becoming apprenticeship providers.

Guidance on becoming an employer provider

Thursday 6 July 2017, 9.30 - 16.30

Location: 5-7 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A

This session will cover:

  • Information around policy, funding and potential future developments
  • Details and options available to become an employer provider
  • Necessary steps to take before completing an application for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), including the financial and due-diligence requirements
  • Expectations of the Prevent Duty and Safeguarding involved in becoming a provider
  • Pre-Qualifying Questions (PQQ) for each option, and top tips against each of the key capability questions
  • Regulatory commitments that Ofsted Inspections and ESFA audit, require, if your application is successful.

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Past events

Catch up on any webinars you missed. You’ll find recordings of the session, plus the presentation and Q&A from the day.

Transitioning to the New Standards - Webinar Series

How do you transition your apprenticeship delivery from the SASE frameworks to the new standards?

Our occupation-focused webinars are primarily for colleges and providers. They will help you understand the changes as well as prepare for and deliver on-programme learning and end-point assessment. We’ll cover maths and English and the sort of learning materials that can help you deliver the new standards.

Each webinar is led by industry experts, supported by technical advisers and members of our EPA Team. You'll have the chance to put your questions to our team.

New Healthcare Apprenticeship Standard
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 21 June 2017.Training Provider

 


New Digital Apprenticeship Standard
Friday 9 June 2017

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 9 June 2017.Training Provider

  


New Light Vehicle Apprenticeship Standard
Wednesday 31 May 2017

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 31 May 2017.Training Provider

  


New Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
Wednesday 15 March 2017

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 15 March 2017.Training Provider

  


Shining a Light on the Opportunities of End-point Assessment, May 2017

City & Guilds is currently recognised to deliver end-point assessment (EPA) for 17 occupations. We are working with providers and colleges to establish a supporting role for them going forward. This webinar will be led by Bill Twigg, Apprenticeship Manager, and will highlight the opportunities and challenges from an employer, provider and EPA organisation perspective. We will cover: 

  • Why end-point assessment is important
  • Decisions you will need to make as a provider
  • Assessment plans and delivery
  • Quality and measurement
  • Cost and funding bands
  • What City & Guilds will look for in partners to meet demand going forward

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 30 May 2017.Training Provider

 

8 Step Guide to Differentiate Your Apprenticeship Offer, May 2017

The new structure of apprenticeships introduces flexibility to the roles of the employer and provider, the design of on-programme training and therefore, the price of delivery. In this new system, how will providers differentiate their offer to engage employers, attract recruits and ensure a quality experience? The City & Guilds “quality apprenticeships model” has been developed with employers and defines the quality that is derived from, the job role content, on-the-job training, off-the-job training and the staff involved; all leading to good results in end-point assessment.

This webinar is for all those involved in developing and delivering apprenticeships and will be led by Caroline Roberts – City & guilds, Head of Policy.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 16 May 2017.Training Provider

 

The New Subcontracting Requirements - Pitfalls and Possibilities, April 2017

From May 2017, the apprenticeship sub-contracting arrangements and funding rules are changing significantly to encompass the added complexities of the different types of providers on who will be delivering. This webinar will explain the sub-contracting regulations for all types of provider, the dos and don’ts, the opportunities and what to be prepared for. If you have never sub-contracted before, or want to ensure your knowledge is updated in preparation for the May changes, this webinar is a must.

Led by Bryony Kingsland - City & Guilds Funding Manager, the webinar is aimed at any organisation on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) or wishing to go on the Register, who is considering sub-contracting in any form, as part of their apprenticeship plans.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 6 April 2017.Training Provider

 

6 Simple Steps to Optimise Your Apprenticeship Levy, February 2017

Aiming High in Apprenticeships

Planning and Design: Now that we know more about the Apprenticeship changes and the levy, the time has come to think about what you need to put into place to develop a quality apprenticeship programme. Our employer services team will take you through the key points to consider in the planning and design process

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 14 February 2017.Training Provider

 

Guidance on Apprenticeship Delivery Options for Employers, March 2017

This webinar is designed for employers who are considering becoming part of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

Bryony Kingsland, funding expert and Paula Gibson, business solutions manager will give an overview on the Apprenticeship Reforms. This will include the digital Apprenticeship Service, employer provider delivery options plus advice and tips on how to complete your application for the RoATP including some regulatory requirements. Finishing off with a summary of our 6 step guide on how to develop and deliver high quality apprenticeship programmes for your staff or new recruits.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 8 March 2017.Training Provider

 

2016

Guidance for Employers on New Apprenticeship Funding, December 2016

We’ve only got a few months to go until May 2017, when the government’s apprenticeship reforms come into full effect. So now’s the time to make sure you understand exactly how the new funding plans will impact your business. Our expert-hosted webinar and we’ll help you do just that.

Throughout the webinar Bryony Kingsland, our resident funding expert, takes you through all you need to know about the new apprenticeship funding, plus a brief update on the wider apprenticeship reforms.

The webinar will help answer these questions:

  • Will my business need to pay the levy, how do I calculate it?
  • How will levy payments be collected?
  • What can I spend the levy on?
  • How do I access my levy funds to pay my training provider or college for apprenticeship training?
  • What if I don't have funds to cover the apprenticeship programme I need?
  • How do I work with providers and colleges moving forward?
  • I have a paybill under £3million so will not pay the levy. Do I need to pay for apprenticeship training?
  • How much will I need to pay for apprenticeship training for different occupations, is the cost the same for levy payers and non-levy payers?
  • Can my business deliver apprenticeship training in-house?

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 8 December 2016.Training Provider

 

An Employer Engagement Master-Class, November 2016

In our final webinar of the autumn series we provide expert advice on how to develop a tailored offer for each of your employers. Highlighting the different approach you may need to take for levy-paying and non-levy paying employers.

  • Preparing your pitch
  • How best to approach employers
  • What good account management looks like
  • The need for more strategic conversations with levy-paying employers
  • The challenges in commercialisation of training
  • Specific needs for SMEs

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 28 November 2016.Training Provider

 

8-step Plan for Getting Ready to Deliver the New Apprenticeships, November 2016

In our third autumn webinar, Paula Gibson, one of our resident apprenticeship experts talks you through everything you need to know — from how to review your current offering to how to build a strategic action plan for the changes. So that when they come into effect, you’ll be ready to implement your changes successfully..

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 23 November 2016.Training Provider

 

Guidance for Providers on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), November 2016

The second of our autumn webinars, will help you get to grips with how to submit your application to the RoATP.

In order to supply apprenticeships from May 2017, you’ll have to fulfil the requirements of the Register. With our help, you’ll be in the best possible position to successfully apply.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 9 November 2016.Training Provider

 

The New Apprenticeship Funding Landscape, November 2016

In the first of our autumn webinars Bryony Kingsland, our resident funding expert will take you through the most up-to-date information on funding changes and how this will affect your centre.

From how your sub-contracting arrangements work to the arrangements of levy payments to nations, you can learn how to take advantage of the upcoming changes.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 3 November 2016.Training Provider

 

Funding for New Apprenticeships - Where Are We Now?, July 2016

Bryony Kingsland, City & Guilds UK Funding Manager, will take you through the latest information we know about the funding changes for apprenticeships in England. Topics covered include:

- Apprenticeship levy
- Co-investment
- The new Register of Apprenticeship Training Organisations (RoATO)
- Process for providers to draw down funding

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 12 July 2016.Training Provider

 

Transitioning Your Organisation to the New Standards, June 2016

Bill Twigg, City & Guilds Senior Apprenticeship Manager, will advise you through the following eight-step action plan during this webinar to help guide your transition to the new Apprenticeship Standards.

 

STEP 1: Research and decide on occupational coverage

STEP 2: Test your findings by engaging with local employers

STEP 3: Choose which apprenticeships to offer

STEP 4: Develop your on-programme offer

STEP 5: Choose your end assessment organisation

STEP 6: Evaluate your capability and capacity

STEP 7: Consider pricing and affordability

STEP 8: Finalise contracts, systems and processes

 

This action plan and more can be found in the popular City & Guilds resource, How to Solve the Apprenticeship Reforms. A Provider's Guide to Success

 

This webinar is useful for Principals, Vice-Principals, Apprenticeship leads and decision-makers in FE and PTP centres.

 

Please note that this is the second webinar in a two part series about the Apprenticeship reforms

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: 16 June 2016.Training Provider

 

Introduction to the Apprenticeship Standards, May 2016

Hosted by Bill Twigg, City & Guilds Senior Apprenticeships Manager, this webinar shows you how Apprenticeships are going to change for Providers going forward and talks through key issues and topics.

This webinar is useful for decision-makers in FE and PTP who have limited or basic understanding of the Apprenticeship Reforms and currently deliver apprenticeships.

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: May 2016.Training Provider

 

Funding for New Apprenticeships – Where Are We Now, March 2016

City & Guilds funding expert, Bryony Kingsland, provides an overview of the changes to funding. This includes information on the new digital service and what providers will need to do to be ready for the change over from SFA contracts to payment by employers.

The webinar also covers what is known about the apprenticeship levy so far, including how we think it will work and how providers will get paid

Webinar information correct at time of broadcast: March 2016.Training Provider

 

Transitioning to the New Apprenticeship Standards, February 2016

Are you concerned about how you are going to transition your delivery from the SASE Frameworks to the new Apprenticeship Standards?

Led by Bill Twigg, Senior Apprenticeships Manager, the webinar outlines an eight-step action plan, and offers guidance on what should be considered when preparing to deliver the new Standards. Training Provider

 

Back to Basics: Understanding Apprenticeship Reforms, February 2016

Do you have questions about the Apprenticeship Reforms and how they will affect you? Apprenticeships are changing and it's time to embrace the change.

Bill Twigg, Senior Apprenticeships Manager hosts this webinar , answering questions about the Apprenticeship Reforms and changes to policy.

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