If you are currently preparing to deliver apprenticeship standards, chances are you are making significant changes to your systems, processes, curriculum and employer relationships. But what if Ofsted come to call? How will they inspect the delivery of apprenticeship standards, and how can you prepare?

This two-part webinar series will give you an insight into the inspection of apprenticeship standards delivery, provide early examples of good practice, and help you to prepare and build this into your delivery plans and quality arrangements.

The series will be led by Carolyn Brownsea – an experienced inspector, and member of a specialist group established to input into the inspection methodology for apprenticeship standard

  1. Inspection focus: apprenticeship recruitment, induction and working with the employer (Fri, 8th  Dec, 12.30 – 1.30pm)
  • Recruiting the right apprentices – your initial assessment processes
  • Working with the employer and their role in the training
  • Setting up effective training plans and taking account of 20% off-the-job requirements
  • Examples of effective practice and practical steps you can take to prepare 
  1. Inspection focus: on-programme training and preparing apprentices for end-point assessment(Mon, 11th Dec, 12.30 – 1.30pm) 
  • Conducting the on-programme training – the focus on ‘competence’
  • Monitoring the progress of your apprentices
  • Preparing your apprentices for the end-point assessment
  • Examples of effective practice and practical steps you can take to prepare

You can book onto an individual webinar for £55 (+VAT), or book onto the full two-part series for just £95 (+VAT). This includes the live webinars (with Q&A), and supporting resources.

Who are these webinars for?

This webinar series has been designed for senior and mid-level managers who oversee the delivery and quality of apprenticeships (e.g. senior leads, heads of department, apprenticeship managers, quality managers, etc.)

Facilitators and speakers

The webinar series will be facilitated by Carolyn Brownsea. Carolyn has been an FE & Skills inspector for many years. She has also worked closely with providers to help them develop their curriculum and start to deliver apprenticeship standards.

Why this webinar series?

Mesma in partnership with our colleagues at SDN are leading experts in the apprenticeship reforms. We’ve supported over 3,000 apprenticeship staff, from 900 organisations, to prepare for the reforms. We’ve also worked closely with over 70 of the trailblazer employer groups, giving us a unique insight into what is required. SDN also authored the Future Apprenticeships toolkit.


Payment for the webinars can only be made online (via credit card). To keep costs down, we are unable to accept invoice bookings for this series. To book this webinar go to the event page

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions (including our refund policy) for Mesma/SDN events and webinars can be found here. When you make a booking, you agree to these Terms and Conditions (including those who request a booking via email and invoice)

Any questions, please email: events@strategicdevelopmentnetwork.co.uk

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