Linking London | News | 23 March 2023: Event Report - Higher and Degree Apprenticeship (HADA) Group Meeting

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeship (HADA) Group Meeting

The second Linking London HADA meeting of 2022-23 was held on the 23rd of November and attracted colleagues from both our partner college and university institutions.

After a warm welcome from the Chair Darryll Bravenboer, Director of Apprenticeships and Skills at Middlesex University London, the meeting began with a presentation from Cleo Kinder, Senior Policy Officer, Skills and Employment at the GLA  who presented to the group giving an overview of GLA apprenticeship data 2021-22, data included apprenticeship starts, diversity, sector and subject. CK also gave an overview of the LSIP including their progress so far, key takeaways and next steps. 

We then heard from Amin Aboushagor, Principal Policy Officer for Skills and Culture from the London Councils who presented to the group giving an overview of London Councils’ work around apprenticeships and the data they collected. Data included apprenticeship starts, progression, around young apprentices, ethnicity and age. 

This was followed by a college and university round table update from partners on the latest news on current offer and plans going forward. Discussion included recent challenges and apprenticeship numbers. 

Lastly, Pete Milsom, Partnerships Manager – Apprenticeships at UCAS presented to the group giving an update on apprenticeship developments at UCAS and what they are doing to raise the profile of apprenticeships including their IAG offer, useful guides and the apprenticeship search tool. PM also highlighted a few developments UCAS are working on over the next few years. 

With time running out, Darryll Bravenboer will present his item around the latest developments on Middlesex University’s work with Health Education England and the Open University at the next HADA meeting. 

The next HADA meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd June, 2-4pm. 

Presentations, recording and meeting note 

To view the presentations, recording and meeting note from the day please click here. This link will take you to the new partners' area. You must be a Linking London member to access this section of the website. If you do not have access, then please email . 


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