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Programme of events provided by PPD Personal and Professional Development
(Thu 12 Sep 2019 - Wed 2 Dec 2020)

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October 2020

Wed 7
Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Webinar [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 N/A - MS Teams

A webinar providing information on the level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship (duration 13months) presented by Glen Suttie of Provek, who are Project Management Training specialists and will deliver this apprenticeship.

Aimed at developing the skills required to run successful projects. This programme consists of 6 modules, each of which have a 1x day workshop training included. You will also sit the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) exam and will be externally assessed to achieve the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship standard.

The purpose of the webinar will be to provide you with an overview of the programme, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

A link to the webinar will be sent with the joining instruction when your booking is confirmed.

Wed 14
Improvement Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Webinar [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 N/A - online webinar

A webinar providing information on the level 4 Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship (duration 14 months) presented by West Suffolk College (WSC), in conjunction with ourcambridge, Simplifying our Processes Team. WSC will deliver this apprenticeship.

Improvement Practitioners use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools to identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes. Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including finance, engineering, IT, estates and facilities etc.

Typically, Practitioners lead smaller projects and/or play a key supporting role in a larger programme – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures. They are the focal point for all stakeholders and responsible for communication throughout a project. Typical activities would include:

  • Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls
  • Coaching teams and sharing best practice
  • When leading projects they may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum, and be responsible for the successful

The purpose of the webinar will be to provide you with an overview of the programme, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

Wed 21
Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship Webinar [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 N/A - MS Teams

During this period, PPD is keen to continue to promote development opportunities for University staff. This information webinar will help you to identify if you wish to progress your development by way of an Apprenticeship.

We are looking to explore what interest there is at this current time in this Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship and hope that there will be sufficient interest to establish a University-wide cohort. By establishing University-wide cohorts, we are looking to encourage more departments to use apprenticeships as a way to provide focused professional development for staff. Participants will have the advantage of a peer group to work through the programme with.

The webinar will be presented by West Suffolk College (WSC), who will deliver this apprenticeship. A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

A link to the webinar will be sent with the joining instructions when your booking is confirmed.

November 2020

Wed 4
Brexit and the new Immigration System [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:ATL)


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff and those with HR responsibilities.

With Brexit, and the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK government intends to launch a new immigration system from 1 January 2021. This system will apply to all non-UK nationals entering the UK for the first time, and non-EEA nationals already resident in the UK who are seeking to extend their existing visas.

The new system is loosely based on the existing immigration system, but with some changes. The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the new rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. The course will also outline other key visa routes such as Global Talent and Tier 5.

Tue 17
Brexit and the new Immigration System [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff and those with HR responsibilities.

With Brexit, and the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK government intends to launch a new immigration system from 1 January 2021. This system will apply to all non-UK nationals entering the UK for the first time, and non-EEA nationals already resident in the UK who are seeking to extend their existing visas.

The new system is loosely based on the existing immigration system, but with some changes. The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the new rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. The course will also outline other key visa routes such as Global Talent and Tier 5.

December 2020

Wed 2
Apprenticeship Network Meeting [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 N/A - online webinar

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.