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Administrator Development Programme Mon 4 Nov 2019   09:30 Finished


This development programme for generalist and specialist administrators draws on the expertise of senior figures in the University and provides up to date information on the various strands and issues of University strategy and governance. It includes development of some key skills and a project activity, and offers a valuable opportunity to network with administrators from the UAS and other departments and institutions.

Selection for this programme is via nomination by School Secretaries, Heads of Division or Heads of Non-School Institutions during the summer. Nominees will need to demonstrate the benefit of participating, both for themselves and their institution. Please speak to your line manager and/or appropriate nominator if you would like to be considered.

Please see further information about key themes and speakers on the programme flyer.

Apprenticeship Information Event Tue 17 Mar 2020   11:00 Finished

An information event about three apprenticeship cohorts being offered across the University:

  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
  • Customer Service Specialist Level 3

There will be a presentation from the apprenticeship team and training provider selected to deliver these programmes - West Suffolk College.

The event will involve short presentations lasting around 45 minutes. The remainder of the event will be a drop-in clinic for those people that have any queries and who would like to complete an expression of interest form.

Apprenticeship Network Meeting Tue 15 Sep 2020   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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

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Apprenticeship Webinar Tue 5 May 2020   14:00 Finished

A webinar providing information on the following apprenticeships:

  • Business Administration Level 3
  • Customer Service Level 2 & 3
  • Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
  • Manager Level 5

The webinar will be presented by Phil Stittle of West Suffolk College, who will deliver these apprenticeships. The webinar will be repeated and to assist with accessibility the webinars are being held on two video conferencing platforms, Zoom and MS Teams, on the following dates:

Thursday 16th April 2pm – 3pm via Teams

Tuesday 5th May 2pm - 3:15pm via Zoom. (Rescheduled from Thursday 23rd April 2pm – 3pm)

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

The purpose of the webinar is to provide you with an overview of these programmes, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

Information on these and other business/admin related apprenticeships offered by West Suffolk College.

Apprenticeship guidance.

Apprenticeship Webinar - Human Resources Level 3 and 5 Tue 26 May 2020   14:00 Finished

A webinar providing information on the following apprenticeships:

Human Resources Level 3 and Level 5

The webinar will be presented by Phil Stittle of West Suffolk College, who will deliver these apprenticeships.

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

The purpose of the webinar is to provide you with an overview of these programmes, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

https://www.wsc.ac.uk/find-a-course/apprenticeships/1437-business-and-accounting.

Apprenticeship guidance.

During this lockdown 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 Leadership Level 5 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. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are also potentially interested in joining in with this.

The webinar will be presented by Jennifer Dix of Corndel, who will deliver these apprenticeships.

For this cohort to run, there is a minimum of 18-20 people required. Depending on the level of interest shown, it is intended that the apprenticeship will start asap. Entry to these cohorts will be by application and is open to all University employees who meet the eligibility criteria.

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

https://www.corndel.com/management/.

Apprenticeship guidance.

A webinar providing information on the following apprenticeship:

Senior Leader Degree Level 7 (24months)

The webinar will be presented by Marc Rothera of Anglia Ruskin University.

During this lockdown 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 Senior Leader Degree Level 7 apprenticeship to start September 2020.

Please note: This apprenticeship standard is expected to change with the removal of the degree qualification in January 2021, moving towards a PostGrad diploma. Entry to these cohorts will be by application and is open to all University employees who meet the eligibility criteria.

The webinar will be repeated and to assist with accessibility the webinars are being held on two video conferencing platforms, Zoom and MS Teams. To access the webinar on Zoom the session will run on 18th June 2020 - 14:00-15:00pm.

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

https://aru.ac.uk/study/degree-apprenticeships/senior-leader-masters-degree-apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship guidance.

Assertiveness in Action new Wed 24 Jun 2020   09:15 CANCELLED


Do you find yourself saying ‘Yes’ when you really mean to say ‘No’? Or do you get the impression people think you’re rather too direct? This course will teach you to avoid both extremes and to build constructive working relationships through assertiveness – a form of behaviour that demonstrates your self-respect and your respect for others.

Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Webinar Tue 28 Apr 2020   10:00 Finished

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.

Communicating Assertively: Online Self-taught Bookable


At work and at home, it’s all too easy to speak and act without thinking – and then regret it afterwards. Acting on instinct can lead us to behave aggressively or passively. Both of these are generally unhelpful for our own reputation and for our relationships with others.

Communicating Assertively will show you how to avoid both extremes and instead to use assertive behaviour to build constructive and respectful working relationships.

This online module will help you understand the assertive mindset and highlight what assertiveness looks and sounds like.

View a short trailer for the online module.

For additional guidance you can visit our Guide to successful online learning.

If you would prefer to complete the blended programme, which provides an opportunity to put your assertive skills into practice in a face to face workshop, as well as completing the online module, please visit the booking page for the blended programme.

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