Date: Friday 17th May 2013
Venue: Jurys Inn Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ.
- Sue Lewis, Western Vocational Progression Consortium (WVPC), University of Bath.
- Ann Minton & Peter Revill, Workforce Development Fellows, University of Derby.
- Chris Peat OBE, Axia Interactive Media.
- John Rowe, Assistant Principal of Higher Education & Sean McCready, Group Director of e-Learning, Newcastle College.
Who should attend:
Academic staff and administrators with responsibilities for managing APEL and widening participation within higher education institutions and further education colleges.
Most HE providers have developed academic and administrative processes that enable mature students to obtain recognition for their prior experiential learning. However, these can sometimes seem opaque and bureaucratic for those with no previous knowledge of higher education’s expectations and requirements and may be potentially demotivating for applicants. In this practical seminar, three HE providers will discuss and demonstrate how they are using interactive Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help students map their own experiential skills, either against general criteria for access to HE or for making specific APEL claims. Participants will also have an opportunity for ‘hands-on’ engagement with the tools being demonstrated and to ask questions as well as providing feedback on the tools’ effectiveness.
11.00am Registration (Tea and coffee available)
11.20 Welcome and Introduction (from the NUCCAT Chair)
11.30 Case study 1: “‘Recognise Me’ – Making prior experience and learning count towards an HE qualification”, John Rowe, Assistant Principal of Higher Education & Sean McCready, Group Director of e-Learning, Newcastle College with Chris Peat, Axia Interactive Media.
12.15pm Case study 2: “e-APEL tool for Higher Apprenticeships”, Ann Minton & Peter Revill, Workforce Development Fellows, University of Derby.
1.45 Case study 3: “’The HE Skills Map Tool’ – Helping adults assess skills and experiences gained through life and work against the skills required at Level 3, 4 and 5”, Sue Lewis, Western Vocational Progression Consortium (WVPC), University of Bath.
2.30 Practical demonstration session with feedback and Close (no later than 3.30pm).