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Countdown Issue 920

With the Chief Executive taking a short well-earned break, the responsibility falls on me as the “guest” contributor to provide the main Countdown article this week, and firstly on behalf of the team at AELP I just wanted to take a moment to wish all our members a Happy Easter! When stepping in to write in Countdown I always like to look back over the last week to see what burning issues have come up that would be worth exposing and/or debating further. For me there is just one hot topic which

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The Insider 07 - Employers and Providers

Welcome to the latest issue of The Insider. An edition of The Insider with a focus on employers and providers working together couldn’t be better timed. And even more so, what better than a feature from Lucy Hunte of Health Education England representing collectively one of the largest groupings of apprenticeship levy payers in the form of the NHS Trusts. As I read Lucy’s article, two aspects struck me in particular on how relevant her points are at this juncture of the apprenticeship reforms

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Patron Think Piece - What Technology Can Do For Social Impact In Apprenticeships

We all know technology sometimes gets bad press. But can it deliver a positive social impact in apprenticeships? Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology Ltd, says the experience of Aptem suggests yes. Social impact means the (ideally positive!) contribution an organisation or action has on a pressing social challenge. It is seen as an unqualified social good, and rightly so. And the parent of social impact is, more often than not, policy. But are there other ways of thinking about social impact –

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23 Apr

Webinar: Observation judgements about Safeguarding in sessions

This webinar is designed to help participants further develop their understanding of issues related to the incorporation of Safeguarding in learning sessions.

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24 Apr

Webinar: Understanding the Gateway Process – all you need to know

Gateway is a vital step on the road to a successful End Point Assessment. Using the gateway period and providing effective planning for their cohorts, often results in a successful EPA process. In this webinar Thomas Burton, NOCN’s Head of Assessment and lead on the reformed apprenticeship, will explain just where gateway can be used to ensure your apprentices are prepared and practiced, ready for EPA.

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25 Apr

Preparing to Implement the Functional Skills Reforms – Level 1 and Level 2

This one day workshop will provide a sound overview of the differences between the current (legacy) Functional Skills English and maths and the reformed Functional Skills English and maths at Levels 1 and 2 and consider the transitional requirements.

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