We are excited to announce the strategic partnership between FISSS and UVAC, the membership body for Universities delivering and assessing Degree Apprenticeships.
This collaboration aims to support UVAC members by hosting a series of three, ‘free to attend’ online events that delve into key aspects of degree apprenticeship delivery and assessment.
These events will provide valuable insights, practical guidance, and a platform for open discussion and knowledge exchange between delegates and industry-leading speakers.
When are the EQA knowledge network events on degree apprenticeships?
The first online event in the series will be held on the 25th of July and focus on Monitoring checks and evidence trails with the aim of helping universities to evolve best practices and drive continuous improvement in End Point Assessment for integrated degrees.
The second half of the session will cover Independence in End Point Assessment for integrated degrees (where the university owns apprenticeship delivery and EPAO role). Members will be asked to share their approaches to gain broader sector knowledge, and input and feedback will be sought from an Assessor perspective.
The session will provide practical knowledge and advice, and tools to support audit preparation, e.g., providing reports to meet Ofqual EPAO requirements, which will be shared alongside a demonstration of evidence provision per DQB monitoring requirement.
There will be input and guidance from an Inspector/Assessor perspective and an effective checklist-based approach shared to support monitoring audit visits and aid continuous improvement.
Commenting on the recent partnership between FISSS and UVAC, Barry Hynd, Managing Director at FISSS said:
“We are delighted to collaborate with UVAC to empower their members in confidently delivering and assessing Degree Apprenticeships. By leveraging the comprehensive EPA management capabilities of the ACE360 End Point Assessment system, and FISSS’ long-term experience in ensuring Apprenticeship success, in conjunction with UVAC’s sector expertise, members will be able to confidently navigate the unique challenges posed by Degree Apprenticeships in the Higher Education sector.”
Following the first webinar, UVAC members can look forward to two additional Knowledge Network Events in the coming months. The upcoming “What Makes a Good Assessor?” session will explore the characteristics and skills that contribute to effective assessment practices, and the third Event in this series “EPA Reporting and Benchmarking,” will provide valuable insights into the reporting and benchmarking processes associated with End Point Assessment .
Participate and book your spot
To reserve your spot for the first webinar, please visit the booking page here. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited.