Janet Rowson

Janet Rowson

Janet has over thirty years' experience of education; specifically, in vocational education and work based learning. As Head of Degree Apprenticeships at the University of West London she currently she has a strategic and operation lead for the implementation of the Higher and Degree Apprenticeship offer for the University working with the individual schools and colleges to ensure a consistent and innovative apprenticeship offer. This blends her expertise in work based learning and leadership skills. More recently Janet has worked with Advanced HE on several projects around the new Academic Professional apprenticeship. Quality Assurance and audit readiness is a key aspect of her role and she was the Ofsted nominee for the University when it was awarded an outstanding grade.


Janet 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 and John Rose-Adams, Head of Business Development at Advance HE.


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. 
Janet will share an institutional perspective on the introduction of the APA and the learning so far. She will be joined by Louise Lumsden and John Rose-Adams who 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.
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