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THE EPA CONFERENCE
21st SEPT MILLENNIUM POINT, BIRMINGHAM
Helen Shinner MD 1st for EPA HEAD LINE SPONSOR
WORKSHOP: Supporting apprentice wellbeing – and how it can improve your achievement rates
Graham Hastings-Evans Chief Executive NOCN
New Developments on Green Technologies and Skills
Graham will bring you up to date with what is happening in technology in green skills and Net Zero, He will then discuss the challenges we face in training and skilling for this demand.
Jason Holt CBE Co-Founder Metaverse LearningCo-Founder Association of Apprentices
Presentation: Enhancing learning through simulation, virtual reality and the Metaverse
Jake Tween Head of apprenticeships DSW
Presentation: Collaboration: a necessity, not a luxury
Anita Davenport-Brooks Group HR Manager. Regional Apprenticeship Ambassador Chair, AiM Chair Lander Automotavies
Presentation: LANDER TUBULAR PRODUCTS - TALENT PIPELINE - APPRENTICESHIPS
Suzanne Slater Director of Operations-Apprenticeships NCFE
Neurodiversity and SEND: Shaping smarter solutions to support apprentices
We need to collectively do more to ensure another generation of neurodiverse learners with SEND aren’t lost or left behind. In this session, Suzanne Slater, Director of Operations for Apprenticeships at NCFE, will cover how we can better support these individuals to find and retain employment by exploring the potential barriers they face and what help is available for getting them into apprenticeships.
Jagdeep Soor Head of Strategic Partnership Pathway Group
Presentation: Meet a Multicultural Apprentice – get first-hand experience the on engagement, retention and destination of a Multicultural Apprentice
Jan Richardson Wilde Chief Executive Officer and MD at Occupational Awards Limited
Presentation: The Future of Apprenticeships
Emily Austin CEO Association of Apprentices
Emily Jones Deputy Director at Learning and Work Institute
'Tackling Apprenticeship Non-Completions’.
Fraser Ingham Chief Business Development Officer, VTCT/ITEC/Skillsfirst
Presentation: EPAO coverage on apprenticeship standards and the challenge of diversification
Colin Bentwood MD SDN
The new national Apprenticeship Workforce Development Programme – Opportunities for apprenticeship providers”
Micaela Barlow Head Of Quality HIT Training
Presentation: The importance of staff development and the power of apprenticeships.
Patrick Craven Director of Policy, Strategic Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement - City & Guilds
Presentation title – ‘Raising the Standards’
A presentation that uses the City & Guilds/AELP research to explore the potential reasons behind the poor levels of retention, completion and achievement cited in 2021 Apprenticeship figures. I will also suggest some recommendations and possible solutions to the challenges with some sector level analysis included.
GARETH PHILLIPS MD VISTAR QUALIFICATIONS
PRESENTATION A practical approach to QA to deliver the 3 i’s successfully in Apprenticeship Standards
Unfortunately, circumstances mean that Gareth and the team at Vistar are unable to attend today, however they send their best wishes to the conference. Vistar is an Ofqual recognised End-point Assessment Organisation and prides itself on the service offered, which includes completions to your timescales rather than theirs. Although not here today, Vistar offices are still open and ready to take your EPA registrations. Get in touch with Gareth or via the website vistarqualifications.com, and they look forward to seeing us all at the Autumn conference.
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