Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 11 March 2021 (08:30 - 10:30)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

This session is an opportunity for those involved in apprenticeship management and delivery to share insights into current challenges.

The 2020 Ofsted Annual Report, published on 2 December 2020, highlights that provision in Further Education and Skills is weakest in apprenticeship provision, where 1 in 10 providers are judged inadequate. The report found that “apprentices who receive training through apprenticeship standards tend to experience a more tailored and broad curriculum compared with those on the legacy apprenticeship frameworks”.

This report also stated that 24% of providers that received new provider monitoring visits in 2020 had at least one insufficient progress judgment. “Weak leadership and a lack of co-development of the curriculum with employers” were cited as the key reasons for insufficient progress.

In light of these findings, this session will discuss:

  • Apprenticeship standards compared to legacy apprenticeship frameworks – what is your experience?
  • Successful initiatives to co-develop the curriculum with employers
  • Going beyond competence to developing skills excellence, a consideration of some of the key ideas broadcast as part of the online International Skills Summit organised by World Skills UK in November 2020.

Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group) and Dr Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor), this online session utilising Zoom is designed to encourage networking and collaboration in order to improve the practice of those involved in work-based apprenticeship delivery. There will be plenty of opportunity to network and to share approaches.

  • All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.