Linking London | News | 8 December 2021: Event Report - Higher and Degree Apprenticeship (HADA) Group Meeting

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeship (HADA) Group Meeting

The first Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Group Meeting of the academic year was well attended, with both HE and FE partners present.

After a warm welcome from Darryll BravenboerDirector of Apprenticeships and Skills at Middlesex University London, the meeting began with a presentation from Mukesh Limbachiya, Head of Apprenticeships at Kingston University, who presented to the group giving an overview of the Higher-Level Apprenticeship developments at Kingston University, including an introduction to their apprenticeship programmes and apprenticeship portfolio, their new online portal, the Ofsted inspection and the lessons learnt. 

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 preparing for the Ofsted inspections, how we can collaborate as a partnership and upcoming projects. 

After a short comfort break, Mandy Crawford Lee, Chief Executive at University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) presented to the group giving an overview of higher and degree level apprenticeships news and developments and what's coming down the line including, Higher Level Vocational Learning, T Levels, Applied Generals and the Technical Pathway and the issues for HE, apprenticeship priorities, occupational standards and maps. 

Lastly the group discussed priorities for future meetings which included hearing from college partners and looking at London labour market skills gaps. 

The next HADA meeting will take place in the Spring term, date and time TBC. 

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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