Conference 2013

Accrediting Professional Competence and Higher Apprenticeships at Degree Level – new models of learner recruitment and employer engagement for the 21st century

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26th November 2013, Park Inn Hotel, York

The 2013 UVAC Conference comprised a blend of plenary keynote sessions and discussion-driven workshops, providing opportunities to hear of the latest developments in higher level work-based learning and to discuss these with others with an interest in the same agenda.

A copy of the conference programme can be found here.

For the keynote presentations click here.

For the workshop presentations click here

Delegates quiz the expert panel

UVAC Conference 2013


Panel session

Keynote presentations

The Role of Higher Education in Higher Apprenticeship at Foundation, Bachelors and Masters Degree levels
Michele Roberts, Head of Higher Apprenticeships, National Apprenticeship Service.

The Approach to Developing Work-Based Progression Routes to Professional and Managerial Level Job Roles – Professional Body and Higher Education Partnerships
Nick Evans, Higher Education Policy Manager, RICS.

Panel session:  Accrediting Professional Competence:  Private Providers/Awarding Organisations, Professional Bodies, employers and Higher Education – competition or new models of partnership? 

Session contributors:

James Hammill Director of Professional Apprenticeships BPP and Ben Lambert, Employer Relationship Manager, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Finbar Lillis, Standards Learning and Qualifications Consultant, Skills for Care

Simon Witts, Chief Executive, Aviation Skills Partnership
Presentation delivered by Dr Darryll Bravenboer, Associate Dean, Academic Development, Middlesex University

The University of Derby’s Role in Supporting the Development of Professional Competence
Andrew Hartley, Managing Director, University of Derby Corporate
If you are unable to run the video embedded in this presentation it can be viewed on You Tube via this link.

Workshop presentations

Towards an integrated approach to the recognition of professional competence through academic qualifications
Dr Darryll Bravenboer, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University and Dr Stan Lester, Consultant, Middlesex University

Accreditation of the Institute of Internal Communication Foundation Diploma
Sally Holland, Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University and Steve Doswell, Chief Executive, Institute of Internal Communication
Please note this workshop was accepted but was not presented at the conference.

New routes into university for people working in adult social care
Finbar Lillis, Skills for Care Associate and Maddy Thomson, Programme Head, Standards, Learning and Qualifications, Skills for Care

Higher Apprenticeships – Developing and Embedding a University-wide Approach
Sue Graham, Project Manager (Business and Engagement) & Enterprise Fellow, Northumbria University Rebecca Strachan, Associate Dean (Business and Engagement), Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University

Employer Engagement: Building Effective Business Relationships
Jan Woodruff, Beth Walthew and Tom Ashcroft, Prospect Research

Well-being in young, dispersed, part-time, employed learners following Higher Apprenticeships in Higher Education
Dr Peter Revill, Workforce Development Fellow, University of Derby

Higher Apprenticeships:  a University/College partnership
Jill Sheen, New Developments Co-ordinator, (HE), South Devon College; Mark Stone, Associate Professor, Head of UK Partnerships, Academic Partnerships, Plymouth University;  Julie Swain, QA Partnerships Co-ordinator, Academic Partnerships, Plymouth University

A model for the development of work-based progression routes: an employer,  FE College and University partnership
Dr Alison Felce, Head of Work-based Learning, University of Wolverhampton; Miss Sandra Perks, Training Centre Facilitator, ZF Lemforder (UK) Ltd; Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and External Engagement), University of Wolverhampton


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