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20 May 2020 – Assessing apprenticeships on their social mobility potential

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Assessing apprenticeships on their social mobility potential

20 May 2020 | 09:00 – 13:00 | Online conference

 

Lindsay Turner Trammell, Head of Policy and Innovation at the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) will be one of the keynote speakers during a morning-long conference held by the Westminster Employment Forum on 20 May. Lindsay will be unveiling new research the SMC has commissioned from London Economics examining how apprenticeships have helped improve social mobility. It will be an early and exclusive opportunity to take a look at this seminal research, learn how the system is working and what employers, and the Government, can do to improve it.

Employer-designed apprenticeship standards are being brought in across different subjects, with the aim of a complete transition to the new ‘higher quality’ standards by August 2020, and recommendations from two further content reviews expected soon. The Westminster Employment Forum conference, which is being Chaired by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Former Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2014 – 2016) and Lord Watson of Invergowrie, Shadow Spokesperson for Education, will examine these new standards for apprenticeships in England. Key areas for discussion will include the implementation of the new standards, route reviews of apprenticeship standards, use of end-point assessments, as well as the new inspection framework and the wider role of regulators. Click here to download the full agenda.

 

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At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.

The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:

• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
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• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
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• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government

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