John Rose-Adams

John Rose-Adams

John is Head of Business Development at Advance HE. He has worked in higher education as a researcher, manager, strategist and business development lead for ten years. John has been leading Advance HE activities to support the sector in realising the UK Government’s ambition for Degree and Higher Apprenticeships. John has worked closely with a variety of institutions in England developing and implementing the Academic Professional Apprenticeship.



John will be delivering the workshop The academic apprenticeship model; what have we learned in its first year? on Wednesday 10 July with Louise Lumsden, Head of Fellowship, 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. 
John and Louise Lumsden 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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