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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk


Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Apprenticeships in our Region - Sharing the Learning



Mar 07, 2017 10.00 - 16.30


Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, nr Taunton, Somerset TA3 7BL


Generously sponsored by the LGA, this 1-day event facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experiences and challenges relevant to the successful implementation and delivery of apprenticeships in the south west region.

LGA and SfA viewpoints will allow participants the opportunity to clarify areas of concern whilst a case study from the NHS, CPD and networking activities will enable participants to benefit from discussing areas of joint interest, focus on ideas and next steps.


There will be opportunities to listen and contribute to sessions from:

Local Government Association: Nigel Carruthers, Senior Advisor, will set the scene from a Government, HR and implementation perspective

Skills Funding Agency: Scott Hatwood, Senior National Account Manager (South West), will set the scene from a programme design and delivery perspective

Health Education England:  Amanda Shobrook, Widening Participation and Apprenticeship Lead, will present a case study focusing on the NHS approach to the Levy, Apprenticeship Standards, workforce challenges and lessons learned

The day also includes opportunities for CPD for both HR and L&D colleagues - focusing on areas relevant for each function.

Ending the day on a collaborative note, L&D and HR colleagues can join a networking group to explore and share apprenticeship challenges and experiences whilst also considering the outcomes of the day, focus on ideas and next steps.

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Non Member Organisations: £150 plus VAT (including lunch and refreshments)


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