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Event Report - Higher and Degree Apprenticeship (HADA) Group Meeting

The first Linking London HADA meeting was held on the 1st February and attracted colleagues from both our partner college and university institutions.

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The meeting opened with a warm welcome from the Chair Darryll Bravenboer, Director of Apprenticeships and Skills at Middlesex University London. We then had a FE and University Perspectives on Developing an Apprenticeship Offer firstly hearing from Jackie Chapman, Executive Director for Growth and Partnerships at Capital City College Training (part of Capital City College Group). Jackie Chapman presented to the group giving an overview of CCCG’s Apprenticeship offer including their challenges/opportunities and employer engagement. Following this we heard from Janet Rowson Head of Degree Apprenticeships at the University of West London. Janet Rowson gave the group of a university perspective on developing their apprenticeship offer, including their opportunities for growth in apprenticeships in 2024, the challenges to provision and internal challenges to developing the offer and engaging with employers.

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 new developments. Linking London also shared some useful resources that we have produced and what's coming up.

Lastly the group discussed priorities for the group moving forwards, suggestions included updates from UCAS on tariff position and a HTQ update from Ifate.

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

Further Information


View the slides and the recording from the day. 

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