Louise Lumsden

Louise Lumsden

Louise, SFHEA, is Head of Fellowship at Advance HE and has worked at the former Higher Education Academy since 2014 and in higher education for over fifteen years. Louise leads the HEA Fellowship scheme which currently has awarded over 113,000 Fellowships globally. Fellowship is increasingly adopted as a requirement in recruitment, probation and promotion for staff engaged in higher education teaching and learning. The new Academic Professional Apprenticeship embeds Fellowship as recognition that the established professional standards have been achieved.


Louise will be delivering the workshop The academic apprenticeship model; what have we learned in its first year? on Wednesday 10 July with John Rose-Adams, Head of Business Development, Advance HE and Janet Rowson, Head of Degree Apprenticeships, University of West London.


The UK Government introduced an Apprenticeship Levy tax in April 2017. Like all public and private sector employers with payrolls over £3million per annum, higher education institutions across the UK are now required to pay 0.5% of their payroll as the Apprenticeship Levy; but are able to access the Levy fund to pay for training for their employees engaging in Apprenticeships. English universities have developed an ‘Academic Professional Apprenticeship’ (APA) at QCF Level 7, aimed at the development of early career academic staff. 
Louise and John Rose-Adams will present an overview of the development of this Apprenticeship and the different approaches taken by higher education institutions in England implementing the APA as part of their workforce development. Janet Rowson from University of West London will share an institutional perspective on the introduction of the APA and the learning so far.
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