Webinar series 2016: Helping providers understand the Apprenticeship Reforms

Our series of informative and thought-provoking webinars covers all aspects of the Apprenticeship Reforms in England and the new Trailblazer apprenticeships.

With not long to go until the government’s apprenticeship reforms come into effect, now’s the time to understand how they’ll impact you. And with our new series of informative and thought-provoking webinars, you can do just that. They cover all aspects of the Apprenticeship Reforms in England and the new Trailblazer apprenticeships.

We’ll be running the series throughout November with four, fact-filled webinars covering the new funding, guidance on the RoATP, our 8-step action plan and how best to engage with employers — so you can stay one step ahead of what’s going on. They’re an invaluable source of information on the new reforms and you’ll also have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions you need answered at each session. So make sure you don’t miss out.


Past Webinars

You can catch up with any of our webinars you might have missed by following the links below.  You’ll find audio and video recordings of the events and you can download the presentation slides. We’ve also added Q&A documents to download, these include questions submitted by attendees during the webinars.

An Employer Engagement Master-Class                                      Monday 28th November, 3.30-4.30pm

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

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 28 November 2016.

Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below

8-step Plan for Getting Ready to Deliver the New Apprenticeships                                                                                     Wednesday 23rd November, 12-1pm

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..

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 23 November 2016.

Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below

Guidance for Providers on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)                                                                 Wednesday 9th November, 11-12pm

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.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 9 November 2016.

Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below

The New Apprenticeship Funding Landscape                             Thursday 3rd November,  1-2pm

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.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 3 November 2016.

Read the Questions and Answers
> Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below

Funding for New Apprenticeships - Where are we now? Tuesday 12th July 3.00pm

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

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 12 July 2016.

Read the FAQs
> Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below 

Transitioning your Organisation to the new Standards             Thursday 16th June 3.00pm

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

 

Read the FAQs

Download the webinar slides

Watch the recording below 

Introduction to the Apprenticeship Standards                         Wednesday 25th May 3.00pm

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.

Download the webinar slides

Read the FAQs

Funding for new apprenticeships – where are we now?           Wednesday 9th March, 3.30pm

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.   

Download the slide presentation

Read Q&As

Watch the webinar recording

Transitioning to the new Apprenticeship Standards                   Wednesday 24th February, 3pm

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.


Download the slide presentation

Read Q&As  

Watch the webinar recording

Back to basics: Understanding Apprenticeship Reforms                   Friday 5th February, 2pm

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.   

Download the slide presentation

Read Q&As  

Listen to the webinar recording

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