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Free AEPL Webinar: Reasonable Adjustments and Learners with SEND
March 11, 2020

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 | Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am GMT

This webinar will enable training providers to gain insight from a neurodiversity expert, Dr. Louise Karwowski, on making reasonable adjustments for learners with SEND. Focusing on the responsibilities of the provider and end-point assessment organisations under the Equality Act 2010, this informative webinar will ensure you reduce risks to your organisation, improve achievement rates and provide the best possible experience for your learners.

The session will allow you to benchmark your performance against others in the sector and provide case studies and examples of reasonable adjustments in practice. Louise will also explain the process of applying for reasonable adjustments to be made so you can ensure first- time success at end-point assessment.

This webinar will help delegates to:
– understand what provider responsibilities are
– learn more about what reasonable adjustments can be made and why
– ensure first time success at end-point assessment for learners with additional learning needs

Who should attend?
This webinar will be of interest to EPAOs, ITPs, Colleges and the following staff in these roles: Quality Manager/Director, Assessor, VP and CEO. 

Delegate Fees
This webinar is sponsored byCognassist and therefore complimentary to attend.

Access to the live webinar and/or recording, slides and Q&As after the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you will automatically be sent a link to the recording afterwards if you stay registered.

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Webinar: Scotland’s New Careers Strategy: Moving Forward
March 6, 2020

Register for this key webinar to find out about the new strategy.

Scotland’s New Careers Strategy: Moving Forward

Facilitated by Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE

Presenters: Scott Gray and Greg Chisholm, Scottish Government 

Webinar 12/3/20 from 3.30pm – 4.30pm  

This is a 45 mins – 1 hour interactive international webinar session designed to showcase the Scottish Government’s new Careers Strategy published in February 2020.  

Target audience: Practitioners, Managers and other Stakeholders Interested in the Continuous Improvement of Career Guidance Services for Young People and Adults. 

Aim To introduce the new all-age Careers Strategy for Scotland and share ideas on key priority areas moving forward. 

Objectives By the end of the 1 hour session participants will have: 

1. Learned about key drivers underpinning the development of a new Careers Strategy 

2. Reflected on the main content of the strategy and implications for policies and practices 

3. Identified the main differences between the Scottish careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) system and other parts of the UK The webinar is limited to 100 delegates, so register your place quickly so do not miss out.   

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!

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National Minimum Wage: Support from HMRC
March 3, 2020

On 1st A‌pr‌il 2020, the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates for all age bands and for apprentices will increase.

If you don’t already know, you need to understand the implications:

  1. Find out the new rates of pay on GOV.UK.
  2. Ensure you are ready to make the necessary changes to your payroll arrangements.

HMRC is offering live webinars in March to explain the upcoming rate rises and the most common mistakes employers make. 

Using the link below you can choose a date and time to attend.

Choose a date and time to attend

Free AELP Webinar: The Education Inspection Framework and SEND Learners
February 17, 2020

Facilitated by: Marina Gaze, former Ofsted Director for FE and Skills 

Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020 | Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am GMT


The Further Education and Skills Handbook 2019 says: 

Before making the final judgement on overall effectiveness, inspectors must evaluate the extent to which the education and training provided meets the needs of all learners. This includes learners with SEND and those who have high needs.’ 

This statement makes it very clear that Ofsted sees learners and apprentices with SEND as hugely important. In this webinar, you’ll hear how to improve the quality of provision for learners with SEND, what Ofsted expects from providers and how to deliver it using Cognassist.


You’ll learn more about:

  • how SEND learners are now high profile in the EIF
  • why you should ensure that you quickly identify any additional learning support needs and plan learning to meet these needs
  • why it’s important to individualise learning and support to meet learners’ needs and help them embed concepts into their long-term memory
  • why impact is so important and how you can help learners improve, develop and achieve
Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to ITPs, Employers, FE, LA and NHS and the following staff in these roles: Quality Director, Quality Manager, Head of Quality, Head of Apprentices, Learning Manager, Head of Department, CEO, VP, MD.

Delegate Fees

This webinar is sponsored by Cognassist and therefore complimentary to attendIt is an alternative date for people who could not attend the same session which was run by Cognassist on the 13th February. 


Access to the live webinar and/or recording, slides and Q&As after the webinar. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you will automatically be sent a link to the recording afterwards if you stay registered.

Register using the link below.

Book Here

ESFA: New Apprenticeship Service Webinars & Roadshows
January 23, 2020

ESFA are holding several webinars from January to March aimed at employers, training providers, and any organisations/ individuals with an interest in the apprenticeship service.

All webinars are hosted by subject matter experts to help service users to understand more about the apprenticeship service.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask experts questions in a live Q&A and take part in interactive polls.

Topics include:

  • apprenticeship eligibility
  • apprenticeship funding rules
  • moving from apprenticeships frameworks to apprenticeships standards
  • off-the-job apprenticeship training
  • transitioning smaller employers onto the apprenticeship service

You can sign up now.

You can watch all apprenticeship service webinar recordings on YouTube.

Provider Roadshows

ESFA will host the second series of provider roadshows in February and March 2020 for main providers on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP).

The events will be collaborative and consultative.

The events will focus principally on the transition of smaller employers that do not pay the apprenticeships levy to the apprenticeship service. ESFA will also talk about the full withdrawal of apprenticeships frameworks and end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs).

ESFA will provide you with opportunities to network with other providers, and to feedback around key themes so that we all have a chance to share good practice and learn from experiences of others. They will write to providers in January with more details about the agenda, and about the venues.

In the meantime, our roadshow dates are as follows.

  • Tuesday 25 February – North East
  • Tuesday 3 March – North West
  • Monday 5 March – London
  • Tuesday 24 March – Midlands
  • Thursday 26 March – South Central
  • Tuesday 31 March – South West
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