Upcoming SET webinar: Supporting apprentices to complete work-based projects when working remotely

28 May, 4-5pm

To register to take part in this live webinar, please log in as a SET member. The on-demand version will be available to all after the event has taken place.

During the coronavirus pandemic, learning providers and employers have been encouraged to support apprentices to continue with their training programmes, where it has been possible to do so. A large number of apprentices have continued their learning, even if they were required to self-isolate or their workplace closed temporarily. Learning providers switched to, or intensified, e-learning and apprentices have continued their training remotely as far as it has been practicable.

One aspect of training that has been significantly impacted by the new arrangements is work-based projects. A work-based project is a significantly large, and assessed,component of many apprenticeship programmes leading to qualifications at levels 3-7. This webinar is addressed to professionals (lecturers, tutors, trainers, mentors and line managers) who support apprentices to complete training programmes at levels 3 to 6, and it explores how apprentices can be assisted to carry out a work-based project when working remotely. More specifically, the webinar looks at:

  • Recent changes in apprenticeship provision as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The different requirements and types of work-based projects in apprenticeships (levels 3 to 6).
  • The limitations and opportunities apprentices are faced with when completing a work-based project remotely.
  • How professionals can minimise disruption and ensure continuity.
  • Essential support elements (for example, documentation, encouragement, communication).

The webinar, hosted by Dr Stavroula Bibila, gives practitioners the opportunity to watch/listen to an engaging 15-minute panel discussion, during which two/three widely acclaimed work-based learning experts share their views on the topic.

Resources available to download once registered for the webinar, include:

  • Tips for supporting apprentices complete work-based projects whilst working remotely.
  • Comparative table listing the different requirements and types of work-based projects in apprenticeships (levels 3 to 6).
  • Practical exercises for supporting apprentices complete work-based projects whilst working remotely.
  • List of recommended reading.
  • CPD certificate for taking part in the live event.


Copy Of Stavroula Bibila 002Dr Stavroula Bibila is a senior lecturer on degree apprenticeship programmes at the University of Wolverhampton. She was one of the first 23 practitioners to be awarded Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) in 2018 and she is a member of the Practitioner Advisory Group (PAG) to the Society for Education and Training (SET) board.

Following a teaching career in Further Education and Adult Learning, her research interests now include curriculum development in technical and professional education. She was previously a visiting researcher at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and a postdoctoral research fellow at the National School for Healthcare Science. 

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