Delivery and Policy of Degree and Higher Apprenticeships

The First International Conference on Delivery and Policy of Degree and Higher Apprenticeships is taking place at Staffordshire University’s Catalyst building in Stoke-on-Trent on 22 June 2023.

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships are providing new workforce opportunities, helping to address skills shortages and transforming the education sector.

The conference will be the first inclusive gathering of key players involved in advancing Degree and Higher Apprenticeships from the UK and overseas and features senior leaders from Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Institute for Apprentices and Technical Education (IfATE), the Quality Assurance Agency for HE (QAA), Universities UK (UUK), MillionPlus, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC), Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB).

As well as a session on international perspectives on apprenticeships, including senior leaders from Canada (York University), New Zealand (Otago Polytechnic) and Spain (Junta de Andalucía), attendees will also hear from employers and apprentices, from companies such as AJ Bell and Lloyds Banking Group, who are benefiting from the “earn while you learn” progression pathway, in a session moderated by the Chief Executive of Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Raheel Nawaz, who has helped launch Degree Apprenticeships across three continents and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for his ground breaking work, the conference will present initial findings from the QAA collaborative project on pedagogies in Degree Apprenticeships, the first large-scale study on this subject. 

Conference host

Professor Raheel Nawaz

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Professor Raheel Nawaz PFHEA NTF provides the strategic leadership and management of the University’s continuing digital transformation agenda and leads transformative action across the University to deliver enhanced academic experience.

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