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Free Webinar: Initial Assessment for Apprenticeship Standards – How is it Different? (28 June)
June 27, 2019

Getting initial assessment right for apprenticeship standards is vital, and underpins the quality and effectiveness of your provision. What’s more, it’s now a key focus for Ofsted and the ESFA.

On Friday 28 June (12.30-1.30pm), The Strategic Development Network are hosting a free introductory webinar to give you an overview of why initial assessment is so important and what you need to be thinking about.

In the webinar, they’ll take you through

  • Why initial assessment is so important for standards provision
  • What it means for the quality of your provision, and compliance
  • Frameworks to standards – initial assessment challenges

Who is this webinar for?

The webinar will be useful for those involved in the management and delivery of apprenticeship training.

Facilitators and speakers

The webinar will be facilitated by David Lockhart-Hawkins. David, who specialises in compliance, systems and processes has been at the forefront of the apprenticeship reforms and has helped providers across the country to prepare to deliver standards.

Why an SDN webinar?

SDN has supported 5,000 apprenticeship staff, from over 1,000 organisations, to prepare to deliver apprenticeship standards and end-point assessment. We’ve also worked closely with over 80 of the trailblazer employer groups, giving us a unique insight into what is required.

Here’s the link to REGISTER YOUR PLACE

AoC Beacon Awards: Information Webinar 19th June
June 17, 2019

The Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education (FE) colleges.

This webinar will introduce the AoC Beacon Awards,  outline their focus and explain the process of applying.  Mike Davis (Chief Assessor) and Peter Lavender (Deputy Chief Assessor) will explain what is involved and offer some tips on producing a good Stage 1 application.

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Free Webinar: Smartphone Features for People with Hearing Loss
May 20, 2019

Next Tuesday (21st May 2019) at 13:00 BST Ability Net in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss will show you the latest smartphone features and adaptations that allow people with hearing loss to stay in control of their technology and achieve their goals online.

A recording of the webinar will be shared with everyone who registers, including absentees, so please sign up if you haven’t already – even if unable to attend live. Read more

Free Webinar: Getting to Grips with End-Point Assessment Methods 11th April 2019
April 4, 2019

The following webinar is being provided by SDN and Protocol 

End-point assessment is different and high-stakes.

Whether you’re preparing apprentices for it or planning to deliver end-point assessment in future, you will need to get to grips with multiple assessment methods specified in the new assessment plans and what they mean in practice.

On Thursday, 11th April (12.30-1.30pm) SDN and Protocol are hosting a free webinar, to give you a birds-eye-view of: Read more

Free Webinar: “Birds-eye-view of the new trainer-assessor role”
March 27, 2019

The following was published by FE News.

On Monday, 1st April (10.00-11.00am), supported by FE News and FE Careers, SDN are hosting a 1-hour free webinar, giving you a birds-eye-view of the new trainer-assessor role

No software is required – once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent a link so you can join us on the day.

Monday, 1st April (10.00-11.00am): Can’t make the date or time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Read more

Free Webinar: Gatsby Plus
March 11, 2019

Learn more about the Gatsby benchmarks with Tristram Hooley and Phillip Hayes:

In this webinar we will cover: –

– The motivations & history behind Gatsby

– Tips on good practice

– How Gatsby aims to improve careers education

Various dates between now and 17th March 2019. Register HERE Read more

Free Webinar: Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace
March 7, 2019

The Single Financial Guidance Bodyare invite you to join them for their first Finanacial Wellbeing Webinar, taking place at 11am on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

We will be hearing from Rosemary Lemon, Group Head of Reward from Hays, as she shares her insights and experience on financial wellbeing in the workplace and highlights how Hays:

  • Approached the issue of financial wellbeing with management and employees; and
  • Demonstrate you don’t need big budgets or massive resources to make effective change

The webinar will last around 45 to 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Register Here

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Webinar Recording: Gatsby Benchmark 8
February 25, 2019

Personal career guidance describes the one-to-one support that is given to individual students by a careers adviser, to help them make choices about future options

Since 2012 schools and colleges have been required to secure access to impartial career guidance for students from Year 8 to Year 13.

Gatsby Benchmark #8 sets an expectation that all students will have a career guidance interview with a professionally qualified careers adviser by age 16 and the opportunity for a further such interview between 16 and 18.

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Webinar invitation – Understanding Integrated Advice
February 18, 2019

Last year the Money Advice Service, now part of the new Single Financial Guidance Body, started a project to understand how best to support clients in improving their financial capability alongside debt advice using ‘Integrated Advice‘.

Following the completion of a call for evidence to understand the picture of what ‘integrated advice’ practice currently exists and its effectiveness, they are now delighted to invite you to an exclusive webinar on the findings.

Understanding ‘Integrated Debt Advice’
Thursday 28th February 2019
3.00 – 4.00pm

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Free Remploy Webinar: Attention Differences and Tourette’s
January 16, 2019

Attention Differences and Tourette’s – Unleash the Potential in your Team

This information session is designed to develop your awareness of Attention Differences and Tourette’s plus outlining some simple adjustments orchanges which can help colleagues or employees with those conditions to be more productive.

Date And Time:

Mon 18 February 2019

14:00 – 14:30 GMT


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