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NCG Apprenticeship Conference Creates Impact in FE

NCG held its third annual apprenticeship conference this week, welcoming over 400 delegates to the virtual event.

Colleagues from across NCG joined invited guests from Hartlepool College, Macclesfield College, Nelson College Group, The Skills Network and Pareto at the event, which focused on approaches to End Point Assessment.

A number of guest speakers from End Point Assessment Organisations supported the event, including NOCN, NCFE, City and Guilds and Pearson, who all delivered workshops on specific standards and offered their own insight and expertise.

Ross Radford, Lead Practitioner for Apprenticeships and Learner Progress at NCG commented: “After the challenges of 2020, we were pleased that we were still able to hold NCG’s Great Place to Teach Apprenticeship Conference and that by holding a virtual event, we were able to engage with even more people.

“This year, we were not only able to reach more of our own colleagues, but for the first time we were able to invite guests from across the sector. It was fantastic that a staple NCG event could be used to network, collaborate and share best practice to support colleges outside of our group, which is an important part of NCG’s strategic aims.

“We have an exciting year ahead as we develop our apprenticeship provision even further and I look forward to embedding some of the brilliant ideas shared at the event.”