Workshops: Supporting apprentices with disabilities

The Learning and Work Institute are running two workshops in March 2017 to bring together those delivering support for people with LDD, those delivering apprenticeships and supported internships, and policy-makers. They want to share best practice and practical solutions and focus on how the sector as a whole can further support implementation and ensure everyone fully benefits from the Maynard recommendations. 

Apprenticeships are a great way to progress in work and life and a great way for employers to improve the skills base of their businesses. They work for people of all ages and backgrounds and can transform lives. It is crucial that no-one who can undertake an apprenticeship is prevented from doing so and the government has committed to making sure that apprenticeships are as accessible as possible, to all people, from all backgrounds.

In 2016 the Maynard Taskforce recommended a series of actions and reforms to ensure employers and people with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) can mutually benefit from ongoing reforms to the Apprenticeships system. The government accepted the recommendations. 
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by Department for Education (DfE) to conduct research to support sector readiness to support people with LDD access apprenticeships in line with the implementation of the Maynard Taskforce recommendations.


How to sign up

Workshops will be held in:

London | 14 March 2017 | 9:45am – 2:00pm
Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1H 0ET

Sheffield | 15 March 2017 | 9:45am – 2:00pm  [POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE]
Novotel Sheffield Centre, 50 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PR

These are free events and lunch will be provided.  

To reserve your place, please email Liz Davies

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We welcome attendance from a range of stakeholders, but priority will be given to organisations who provide support for individuals with LDD, apprenticeship providers and employers. Subject to interest places may be allocated on a one per organisation basis.