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Careermap Broadcasting LIVE on Friday 22nd November
November 18, 2019

The following is a promotion from WorldSkills UK LIVE and CareermapLive

We would like to invite you to the most exciting and largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event! 

The event connects employers, apprentices, pupils and teachers to an exhilarating opportunity. You’ll get to listen to spotlight talks from current apprentices, hear from inspirational figures and watch demonstrations.  

Teachers and career leaders can also find out about resources and gain insights into new ideas, interesting careers and qualifications to support pupils to make well-informed decisions. Not able to make it? Don’t worry! CareermapLive will be broadcasting live and interactive from the event on Friday 22 November.

Don’t delay, book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

Our live broadcast is open to everyone from educators to pupils, parents and guardians. This is an excellent opportunity to give young people a chance to meet employers and get an insight into the world of work.

We understand that not everyone will be able to make it to the NEC in Birmingham, which is why you’ll be able to join from your classroom on Careermap!
ESFA Priority Webinars
November 15, 2019

In order to support smaller employers joining the apprenticeship service, the ESFA are hosting dedicated webinars for training providers and intermediaries.

They will not be able to include policy information or provide Q and A sessions due to pre-election restrictions.

Live / Upcoming Webinars

NOV 26 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM GMT Training providers: How to support smaller employers to access the apprenticeship service

NOV 29 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM GMT Intermediaries: How to support smaller employers to access the apprenticeship service

DEC 05 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM GMT Training providers: How to support smaller employers to access the apprenticeship service

DEC 11 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM GMT Training providers: How to support smaller employers to access the apprenticeship service

The #Apprenticeship Service Launches New Webinar Programme for Autumn 2019
October 28, 2019

Sign up to our new apprenticeship service webinar programme – Helen Gorner, ESFA’s Head of Service Engagement, talks about the programme and how you can get involved:

Our team supports the delivery of the apprenticeship service by engaging with our service users through a variety of channels, one of these being webinars. We work across the ESFA and with other government departments and stakeholders to help service users understand more about the service and any new developments taking place.

Webinars are aimed at employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations, membership/representative organisations and any organisations or individuals with an interest in the apprenticeship service.

Our new autumn webinar programme for October to December includes topics on service development updates, apprenticeship eligibility, end-point assessment guidance for employers and training providers, recording end-point assessment activity in the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) and a guide to the Apprenticeship assessment service.

All our webinars are led by subject matter experts and attendees have an opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A and take part in interactive polls.

We first launched the webinar programme in November 2018, and it’s been very successful, with more than 30 webinars being delivered to over 2000 attendees. All our webinar recordings are hosted on the apprentice service playlist on esfagovuk.

We’ve developed and delivered a series of support videos based on user needs for any significant new releases.

We’re now using a new platform, GoToWebinar, to deliver our webinars, providing an improved, more intuitive experience for attendees. It has additional features such as extra capacity, allowing more people to sign up whereas previously our webinars tended to get fully booked up.

Our webinars have been well received and we’ve had very positive feedback from attendees. Satisfaction rates are high with the vast majority rating the webinars either good or excellent.

Feedback we’ve had includes: “[it was a] really useful update on what training providers and employers need to do”, “clear information, accurate visuals and good knowledge”, and “just the right amount of information”.

One of our subject matter experts, Hayley Walker, senior manager in the Apprenticeship Funding Policy team, recently presented a webinar on user-centred funding rules, she says:

“Users of the funding rules had been asking for a more interactive roll-out session for a while. We got to engage with a huge amount of people in a short period of time, give background and context that we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to give, and quickly test understanding.

Free Webinar – Improving Customer Journeys Through Debt Advice
October 11, 2019

During this webinar on 16 October 2019, 11am-12noon, Craig Simmons (Debt Sector Coordination Manager) will discuss:

  • The scale of the problem of over-indebtedness and the need for PACE
  • The role of the Money and Pensions Service in the debt advice landscape
  • The aim of PACE to ensure more people get debt advice as early as possible
  • Future developments for PACE


Careermap & The Careers and Enterprise Company Free CPD Webinar
October 7, 2019

Careermap in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company are hosting a live webinar aiming to help schools and colleges to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks so they can begin applying them to their Careers Strategy.

This informative webinar will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 4pm

It’s completely free to join and thanks to technology, you can join anywhere, all you’ll need is a WiFi and a device which can be connected to it. Book below but don’t forget to come back to find out more about what the event will entail. 

Once you have booked you’ll later receive the login details closer to the time. Have a question? Want more information? You can email info@careermap.co.uk to find out more! 

Christine Hodgson Chairman of The Careers and Enterprise Company and CEO of Capgemini will be speaking at this event and sharing invaluable insights on how Career Leaders and teachers can create a careers programme which is stable (Gatsby Benchmark #1). 

What Will the Webinar Include?

The Careers and Enterprise webinar will include a detailed explanation focusing on how you can embed a stable careers programme which pinpoints the key principles of career education and guidance and how you can ensure pupils, teachers, employers and parents fully understand it. The CPD webinar event will also include:

  • An introduction from Sharon Walpole, Careermap Director
  • An introduction to Christine Hodgson, Chairman of The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • What is involved in a stable careers programme
  • How this can be included in day to day lessons
  • A review of the resources The CEC has available to support Careers Leaders
  • Opportunity for you to take part in the discussion and lead the way with a live Q&A

Sign Up Here

Free Webinar: The New Funding Rules and What it Means for Apprenticeship Providers (19 Sept)
September 13, 2019

The final 2019-20 funding rules are now live – but what do they mean for apprenticeship providers?

What compliance issues are cropping up, and how can you make sure you are not over-claiming or under-claiming funding? (It’s more common than you think!)


Led by SDN’s compliance specialist, and based on our work with providers across the country, this free webinar will take you through:

  • The 2019-20 funding rules – what’s new and what’s changed?
  • What the new funding rules mean for apprenticeship compliance
  • Issues arising for apprenticeship providers
  • Ways to avoid over-claiming and under-claiming funding

The webinar will be hosted on Thurs 19th Sept at 12.30-1.30pm.


Who is this webinar for?

The webinar will be useful for those involved in apprenticeship compliance, curriculum development and pricing in both FE and HE – including managers, quality and curriculum teams, compliance and MIS teams and business development staff.

Facilitators and speakers

The webinar will be facilitated by David Lockhart-Hawkins. David is SDN’s specialist in compliance, systems and processes – he’s been at the forefront of the apprenticeship reform compliance strategies 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.


Free Webinar: Complying with FE/HE Accessibility Regulations
September 6, 2019

In August 2018 a new law was passed that means public sector websites will need to meet accessibility standards so that people who use assistive technology or have additional needs can easily access services and information online.

Below are details of a free webinar being run by AbilityNet.

Date and time of webinar: 26 September at 13:00 BST

This webinar provides an update on how Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations are being implemented by universities and other HE (higher education) institutions. This is part of a series of free webinars we are hosting to support you on your journey to compliance.

About the webinar

Abi James of AbilityNet and Alistair McNaught of McNaught Consultancy will present on this webinar which takes place just 3 days after the first deadline of the regulations.

Abi and Alistair are co-chairs of the Further Higher Education Digital Accessibility Working Group, set up to help the sector with embedding web accessibility. In addition to her role as an accessibility consultant at AbilityNet, Abi is a visiting research fellow at the University of Southampton and chairs the New Technology Committee of the British Dyslexia Association. Alistair is an independent consultant with his own firm and an accessibility subject matter expert with relevant previous roles at Jisc – a membership organisation providing digital solutions for UK education and research.

During the webinar Abi and Alistair will:

  1. Introduce examples of how universities are developing accessibility statements
  2. Provide information on the latest news, new resources and approaches to support digital accessibility within the public sector
  3. Examine the ‘business case’ for compliance and how this can support what students and other stakeholders with accessing education and other public services

Who is this webinar for?:

  • Higher and further education institutions
  • Local government and the health sector
  • Website owners, digital leaders, IT and procurement specialists
  • Suppliers applying for tenders in the public sector

The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a question and answer session. Those who register for the webinar will receive a recording, even if unable to attend live. 

Register now

Webinar: Apprenticeship Programmes – How to Generate Stakeholder Buy-In in Your Large organisation
September 2, 2019

During this webinar, you will hear from Strategic Commercial Manager Paula Gibson and Stakeholder Partnerships and Policy Manager Bryony Kingsland on how to generate internal stakeholder buy-in in your large organisation.

Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST

Topics cover how to:

  • get buy-in from your stakeholders
  • demonstrate the return on investment with a case study on Scottish Power
  • overcome internal barriers including key messaging for the 20% off-the-job learning
  • plus a Q&A session at the end.

To register, follow the link below.


Sir John Holman: Good Career guidance. How Are We Doing? 11 July 2019
August 29, 2019
Webinar Recording: Age Friendly​ Volunteering
August 14, 2019

In this recorded webinar (lasting 40 minutes) the Centre for Ageing Better discusses the six principles for age-friendly and inclusive volunteering and ideas for how to put them into practice.

Watch the highlights below: