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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:

TUC Webinars Focus on National Retraining Scheme
August 1, 2019

The TUC has just released two webinars which provide an overview of the development of the National Retraining Scheme and a demonstration of the first part of the scheme, Get Help to Retrain.

NRS webinar

The National Retraining Scheme is the Government’s new programme, developed alongside the TUC and CBI through the National Retraining Partnership, to prepare adults for future changes to the economy, including those brought about by automation.

It will help adults to retrain and secure better jobs whilst supporting employers to get the skilled workers they need.

The webinars are:

  • Introduction to the National Retraining Scheme
  • Demonstration of Get Help to Train

The webinars can be found on the TUC website.

Unionlearn recently published a news story giving details on the first trial of the National Retraining Scheme in Liverpool, which can be found here.

Helping You to Meet the #GatsbyBenchmarks
July 29, 2019

Are you a career leader or a teacher?

Need to embed careers in the curriculum? Careermap has you covered with their informative CPD webinar series aiming to help you to succeed at providing high quality career guidance. 

Who Are the Free Gatsby Benchmark Webinars For? 

Whether you’re a teacher, Career Leader or career adviser, you’ll be more than welcome to join the interactive live event. Join the event and you’ll be part of a deep discussion offering practical advice and discovering how to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

Worldwide respected employers, industry experts and leaders are all involved in the webinars alongside Director of Careermap, Sharon Walpole.

Careermap recognises that there is a strong requirement for career advice and guidance in schools, colleges and Sixth Forms.

Underpinning the purpose of the Gatsby Benchmarks and implementing them into your career strategy is a necessity to enabling young people to make well informed choices about their future. 

What Can You Expect?

Hosting the event will be Sharon Walpole, Director of Careermap and sector expert. As a well known panellist with more than 15 years experience in the industry, Sharon is highly respected for her expertise. Sharon has also enjoyed a fulfilling career as an FE college lecturer. 

Sharon has a strong knowledge of all career pathways and the webinars will also feature skills sector organisations, industry experts and top employers including:

Click on the name of the event your interested in to find out more about each one. You can also book your tickets to the event – it’s free!

Cost and Location

The Careermap CPD webinar series is completely free and you don’t need to limit your options as you pick multiple events. However, this works on a first come first served basis so book today to avoid any disappointment. 

Once you’ve booked we’ll be in touch closer to the time with your login details. Should you have any queries in the meantime you can email for more information.  

Who is Careermap? 

Careermap is an online resource which connects young people, schools, colleges, universities and parents with high quality career advice and guidance. 

Careermap release informative webinars, powerful and insightful Careermag, interactive videos and blogs based on current events and getting the edge with a firm focus on helping schools and colleges to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks

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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