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LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4
June 15, 2020
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Title:
LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4 – Youth Transitions: Creating Pathways to Success

Date:
6th July 2020

Time:
3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Dr Anna Riggall, Head of Research, Educational Development Trust (EDT) England
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Research Director, DMH Associates
Graeme Smith, Research and Evaluation Executive at Skills Development Scotland

This webinar presents new international research findings on youth transitions. Societies everywhere are undergoing a deep transformation. More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (ILO, May 2020) while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent.

“The pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people. Not only is it destroying their employment, but it is also disrupting education and training, and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labour market or to move between jobs.”

New youth policies and innovative practices will be essential to address a potential tsunami of youth unemployment and prolonged transitions from schooling to the world of work. We will present findings from a new international ‘think piece’ drawn from 105 research reports on school to work transitions – starting with career-related learning in primary schools and beyond, up to the age of 25 years old. 

The webinar is limited to 500 delegates, so register your place quickly so you do not miss out.  Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!
 
Any queries: email ADMN@dmhassociates.org
Register for the webinar
AoC Events & Webinars
June 5, 2020
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Scheduled online events 

Click on the titles to find out more details and how to register. More details will be added daily so do please check back.

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Previous Webinars

Coronavirus Communications Webinar

Online Forum – Home Learning: next steps post Easter (recorded 01.04.20)

College governance and COVID-19: sizing the problem and addressing the risk (03.04.20)

A level and GCSE summer assessments, 2020 implications for colleges (recorded 07.04.20)

Vocational and technical qualifications update (recorded 21.04.20)

AoC Apprenticeships in the Current Climate Webinar Recording (23.04.20)

AoC/Ofsted Sector Dialogue Webinar (23.04.20)

Webinar: Supporting SEND students both in mainstream and specialist provision (recording)

Webinar: How to manage centre and assessed ranking for GCSE and A Level’s (recorded 07.05.20)

Supporting Student Mental Health Remotely Webinar (recorded 12.05.20)

Managing Positive Industrial Relations Webinar (recorded 19.05.20)

How to manage centre assessment vocational and technical qualifications webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Cashflow and Solvency Webinar (recorded 22.05.20)

Finance series –  Webinar 1: Setting 2020-1 budgets 

ViewPoint: Careers Support at a Distance: The New Normal for University Careers Services
June 3, 2020
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BY CAREERSCHAP

It’s often said that absence makes the heart grow fonder and in these exceptionally challenging times I’d imagine we are all missing parts of our former routines and lives.  But unpredictable and profound changes can also provide us with opportunities to adapt in the new normal.

 In my own role as a Careers Consultant in the higher education sector I wanted to focus in on the essential shift of careers services to an online delivery model and the resources that have emerged to support both practitioners and students.  For pioneers like the Open University providing online support sits very much as business as usual but for some careers services the move from a campus to online only model of support has been a paradigm shift in a very short space of time. 

So what does online careers support look like?

The first point I’d like to make here is that it’s easy to fall into the trap in viewing online delivery as merely a set of tools e.g. email, telephone, forum, webinars, webchat, social networks and any other one-to-many and many-to-many platform.  Crucially this misses the context of how technology and the internet is so intertwined in many of our lives.  Having moved from a previous careers role three years ago that largely offered campus based face-to-face support to one now that is 100% online delivery was certainly a culture shock but I have to say one that has proved to be exciting and enlightening.

Reflecting on my own pre-covid experiences with other careers practitioners at events and conferences I found there was a diverse range of involvement and confidence levels in online careers service delivery.  Some careers services have had an established blended service offer for some time whilst for others, online delivery was minimal and ancillary to the norm of face-to-face campus-based delivery.

So, what has been incredible and heartening to witness is the extent that university careers services have responded to the Covid-19 crisis by rapidly shifting their support to an online model, being there to support students in these difficult times.  There’s a really great piece in WONKE Supporting student careers in challenging times, on how the sector has responded.  Key tactics have included supporting students in the jobs market with online workshops,  virtual careers fairs, online assessment centre support and strengthening careers resources that speak to different groups of students at different stages in their student journey.

How sharing intelligence and resources has helped.

Both AGCAS and the CDI have also responded rapidly to the needs of careers professionals to help keep us up to date in developments such as labour market information, sharing best practice, resource development and establishing channels of communication to stakeholders. 

The ISE has produced a steady stream of research and news updates about the impact of the crisis on student recruitment and employers.  Prospects has also shared regular labour market updates and articles on  the human impact about how COVID-19 has affected career opportunities.  Platforms such as NextStepSupport.org (an open collaboration between a number of organisations that provide support and services to students and recent graduates) have been launched. New podcasts have emerged chronicling (and sharing good advice) the impact on lives and careers whilst platforms such as OpenLearn have been instrumental in sharing free content such as the recently launched (and very timely) MSE’s Academy of Money.  

What will the new normal be like for careers services?

The conversation has now moved into how universities will reopen with Cambridge the first to announce the decision that all face to face lectures will be moved online until the summer of 2021.

Whilst there is uncertainty how other universities will follow suit and which courses they can meaningfully transfer online I wanted to think about what this may mean for careers services?

For many, an online curiosity has turned into an online reality.  Some unintended consequences may well have emerged.  We are in the midst of a rapid advance towards the digitisation of careers services that goes beyond just technological tools but a change in mindset towards the value of online careers support.  This has the benefit of equality of access for students with no or limited campus access e.g. students enrolled on online courses, or in the workplace through apprenticeships) and students with health and wellbeing needs that had made campus access difficult.  Neurodiverse students for example may well prefer not to access large group face-to-face environments and so can benefit from new technologies and have real choice. 

My predictions for careers services and practitioners. 

Technology can remove campus restrictions of time, space and place and careers practitioners are increasingly finding themselves woven into the same online social fabric as the students they want to support.  Practice may not have kept pace with online innovations and a purely online world of careers support is likely to highlight skills gaps that takes time to identify and bridge.

When some normality takes shape there will be an acknowledgement of what the early adopters have come to realise.  That online careers support can provide increased scale and reach to serve a wider range of students and that guidance at a distance whether by telephone, skype, email, webinar or social channels can be impactful and valued by students.  The new normal doesn’t have to be about what we’ve all lost but also about what else we have gained.  This makes it even more critical that rapid adoption is supported by evidence-based approaches, staff CPD and sharing of best practice. 

dmh associates Webinar: LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No. 2
April 14, 2020
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LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No. 2
20th April 2020 from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

In this webinar Professor Graham Attwell and Dr Deirdre Hughes reflect on the ‘new normal’ and explore ideas for career development policies and practices in a post-CovID-19 landscape.

Deirdre will set out an innovative approach to capturing career stories online from both a practitioner and client perspective. She will also share key findings on ‘Creative Methods in Guidance and Counselling’ drawn from the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling, International Symposium: Special Issue Series.

Chris Percy and Liane Hambly (Senior Associates) will join as part of the Q&A session.

They will be using a new interactive webinar platform!

The webinar is limited to 500 delegates, so register your place quickly so you do not miss out.  

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Hope you are able to join us!
 
Any queries: email ADMN@dmhassociates.org
Register for the webinar
DMH Associates
Free AEPL Webinar: Reasonable Adjustments and Learners with SEND
March 11, 2020
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Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 | Time: 10.30 am – 11.15 am GMT

Overview
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.

Objectives
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.

Package
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.

Book now
Agenda
About the speakers


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

Register Here

National Minimum Wage: Support from HMRC
March 3, 2020
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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
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Facilitated by: Marina Gaze, former Ofsted Director for FE and Skills 

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

Overview 

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.

Objectives 

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. 

Package

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
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Webinars

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
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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!