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23rd Feb Clayton Hotel, Albert St, Birmingham B5 5JE,   Birmingham Sponsorsed by NCFE   7p m-  9pm 

Conference Millenium Point 

Doors open 8am for registration and networking Conference end 4.30pm 

Car Parking 

Update: 10.00-10.15 Presentation:
Ofqual’s Quality Assurance of EPAs 

RoATP & EPAO Conference 24th Feb 2022

Presentation titles


Speakers will be covering the following topics in their presentations. As speakers confirm presentation titles they will be added to this list.

Tony Allen :

Apprenticeships in a post covid world, which will be looking at what changes need to be made to RoATP, EPA and the levy

Danny Taylor

Smart Apprentices. Apprenticeships Awards for outstanding Cotribution

Helen Shinner, MD 1st for EPA

Practical Tips for preparing apprentices for EPA


Jacqui Molkenthin

"5 key takeaways that will shape the future of the end-point assessment sector"


Lucy Hunte NHS England

Request to EPAO’s for standardisation for the NHS where we have multiple EPAO’s working across the same Trust for some standards and will hopefully have some updates on changes we have requested to the ILR on some of the standards with multiple pathways


Jack Parsons CEO The Youth Group

If you have never heard Jack speak before you are in for a Treat as he is one of the most passionate people I have ever heard speak for young people. Jack was recently appointed Patron of EmployabilityUK.

Keith Fraser, Chair of Trustees at EmployabilityUK and Commissioner to 10 Downing Street, welcomed the new appointment, saying: “I am absolutely delighted that Jack Parsons has agreed to join the team as a patron for EmployabilityUK. He is a passionate and influential champion for young people. I’m really excited about seeing what we can achieve together.”

EmployabilityUK Chief Executive, Diane Vernon, commented: “From the first time I spoke to Jack, I was massively impressed by how closely our vision for the future of young people heading into employment aligned.


Sak Awan CEO

How to get your recruitment process right to meet the needs of the sector

John Cawley

How to generate apprenticeship opportunities – creating the need

Lee Reddington 

Selecting the right EPAO: The Key to Success for You and Your Apprentices

Sharon Walpole CareerMap + Andrew Webster  The Careers & Enterprise Company + 2 guests ITP's. 

‘Supporting training providers to build good practice in careers education’


Charlotte Bosworth MD Innovate Awarding 

Regulation vs Quality

Matthew Scarff Ofqual: Contingency

Planning EQA Transition

Samuel Riley MD EPA Construction. 

Have we yet got EPA pricing right?

Steve Conope

Jonthan Mills Chair of the Digital Accounting and Finance Manager Degree Apprenticeship (DAFMDA) Trailblazer Group at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Digital Accounting & Finance – what we are doing to close the skills gap in time for MTD



The maturing of apprenticeship standards and end-point assessment




This workshop will explore the evolution and maturing of apprenticeship standards and end-point assessments since they were first introduced in 2014. We will discuss improvements in how standards and assessment plans are developed, sharing our insights as an EPAO into where the opportunities are but also where risks still exist. Lastly, we will look at some of the regulatory and policy changes which will affect the design, delivery, and assessment of apprenticeship standards in the years to come. 


All are welcome to join the workshop and we will encourage questions, debate, and discussion from all attendees.