We hope your first week back after Half Term has gone smoothly, and that you have been enjoying the brief moments of sunshine among the storms! This week our NNCO Officer Emily joined HE in London’s Dr Camilla Mount at the UCAS Adviser Conference ‘Inspiring Choices and Progression to HE’.
The event was well attended, and issues raised included the decoupling of A Levels , and the increase in FE-HE transition activity. They gleaned some useful facts and figures on Apprenticeships too:
DID YOU KNOW?
- 27,000 Apprenticeships are advertised daily
- 500,000 learners began studying for an Apprenticeship in 2013-2014
- The average wage for a professional level Apprentice is £257 a week
On Thursday Andrew (Deputy Director) chaired our final IAG practitioner group meeting of the academic year, with presentations from London South Bank University, Prospects, and the Student Loans Company. Delegates discussed current outreach projects and examples of best practice.
Director Sue attended the Strategic Planning Group for the HIVE-PED series on vocational pedagogy this Friday, which was run by our partners the University of Greenwich. She has also been busy working on the London NCOP bid, which is due on Friday 1st July!
Emily is preparing for Linking London’s NNCO Conference, and hopes you will join us for this free event on the 23rd June at Birkbeck University, aimed at London practitioners who aid learners in their progression to HE.
On a final note, our team are participating in an office sweepstake for the European Football Championship – I don’t hold out much hope, having selected Croatia, Hungary and Italy. Andrew, who picked Germany, is feeling rather more confident.
That’s all for this week, click follow for email blog updates!