Essential guidance for employers and apprenticeship providers
About the course
New apprenticeship standards are very different from the previous frameworks and require the employer and apprenticeship provider to work together in a meaningful partnership.
The challenge for the health and care sector is increased by Health Education England’s confirmation that apprenticeships will play a major part in the nursing workforce reforms outlined in Raising the Bar: Shape of Caring* with vocational pathways from healthcare assistant to nurse and the introduction of a nursing associate role (pilots start January 2017).
Apprenticeship providers and employers will need to agree how the learning will be delivered and how the funds should be shared in line with their respective input and the levy may present additional challenges. With apprenticeship standards and assessment plans approved, there is no better time to start planning in detail and to position your organisation and staff.
We particularly encourage employers and their apprenticeship providers to attend together so that they can consider the implications and developments required to their working partnerships and plan accordingly.
All attendees will receive a free copy of The Best Vocational Trainer’s Guide or The Best Assessor’s Guide (apprenticeships edition), which normally retail at £35.
- 31 January 2017: Hospice UK, London
- 1 February 2017: St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol
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What will I learn?
By the end of the day you will be able to:
- list the components of the Apprenticeship Standards in Health and Adult Care at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 identify stages of delivery, formative assessment and end point assessment
- discuss a partnership approach to delivery that includes on, off and near the job learning
- identify what will be formatively assessed up to the gateway and what will be tested in the end point assessment
- explore how the funding models and levy change the employer/provider dynamic
- consider the skills required to engage employers and to deliver apprenticeships in partnership
- consider staff structures in line with delivery models
- plan your next steps.
Who is it for?
The course is for training providers, further education colleges involved in health and/or adult care apprenticeships, HR and education leads from hospices and other employers.
The day will be led by Sally Garbett, Vocational Programmes Manager at St Christopher’s Hospice, and Hilary Read, Director of Read On Publications Ltd.
Sally has been involved in the development of the Health Apprenticeship Trailblazer Standards and Assessment Plans and has an insight into the detail of what will be required.
Hilary has been running national events on new apprenticeships and understands the issues facing vocational practitioners needing to make changes to their teaching, assessment and quality assurance practices and procedures.
What will the course look like?
9.30am Arrival and refreshments
10am Welcome and introductions
Session 1 Looking at the apprenticeship standards
- Confirming the content: knowledge, skills and behaviours to be learned
- Shaping the delivery model: what must be delivered and by whom.
Session 2 Planning the on-programme element
- Up to the gateway: learning and qualifications
- Formative assessment: what changes are needed to your assessment approach?
- Content of and preparation for end-point assessment.
Session 3 Partnership delivery
- The funding is not all for delivery!
- Costing delivery models and end point assessment
- The employer approach: what, when and how
- Agreeing the partnership and securing the business.
Session 4 Key roles and structures
- What roles are required?
- Is your organisation fit for purpose?
Session 5 Action planning and evaluation
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