Minutes of HAP Meeting – 18/03/2009 at the Consortium for
Luke Jackson (LJ) – Corus, Lucy Atkinson (LA) – Hull ITEC and
Present: Dave Thompson (DT) – CfL
1. Apologies – Paula Kitchen (HYA Training) & Victoria Mercer
2. Minute of Last Meeting – Confirmed as a true record
3. Matters Arising –
LA NUS Discount Follow up – LA stated that Beth from NUS
wasn’t at the last NLP Meeting, however LA to take forward to LA
next NLP Meeting on the 20/03/09.
February Newsletter – DT stated that the newsletter had been
circulated to WBL Providers and stake holders.
WIKI – LA stated she had investigated WIKI however it scans the DT
net to see if the information is plagiarism. DT states he will write a
new piece to be uploaded onto WIKI.
4. BECTA Research Questions – DT stated that Wing Yin Chan
(BECTA and NUS) had been in touch and has offered to feature
HAP her latest Blog and Newsletter article for BECTA. DT ran
though the questions set by Wing, which will be feedback. DT
also stated that Wing would chase up HAP NUS discount query
with her NUS colleagues.
5. Ofsted – Learner Seminar – LJ gave an overview of the latest
Ofsted Learner Seminar on the 18/02/2009. Ofsted are still very
keen to involve more Apprentices during and before inspection.
DT added that he met with Kath Townsley (Ofsted) in Manchester
on the 10/03/2009 to discuss setting up a forum to gather
Apprentice feedback on providers during and before inspection.
DT added that Ofsted would be sending through a letter of thanks
to the panel.
Gary Rae Meeting – Overview - On the 11/02/2009 DT met with
6. Gary Rae and Coin Forrest to discuss HAP being involved in LSC
Apprenticeship marketing. Gary confirmed that all future
publications issued by LSC regarding Apprenticeship locally
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would be passed through the panel first. Gary also mentioned the
Sheffield Skills Event and invited HAP to partake in this year’s
event (subject to funding). Gary also applauded CfL for attending
last years event, stating we was the only stand that actually
brought its own Apprentice case study, which had been stipulated
before the event. DT also enquired could Gary help CfL and HAP
promote the Advanced Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony,
Gary stated that he would investigate with the Hull Daily Mail
doing a supplement to promote Apprenticeships around the same
day as the ceremony. DT advised Gary he would inform him as
soon as the date was arranged for this year’s event. Gary added
he would also promote the event in the LSC newsletter. Gary also
invited HAP to the COLas Award in Harrogate on the 21 May’09.
7. LSIS Star Awards – DT explained the LSIS Star Awards and
stated he had nominated HAP for an Award. DT also mentioned
the LSIS 14-19 Learner Panel, which didn’t state Apprentices! LA LA
to feedback to LSIS at NLP on the 20/03/2009
Apprenticeship Awards – DT stated that himself, LA and VM
8. had applied for the Awards.
Student Discount Books – DT stated he has established a link
9. with Student Discount Books.com this site offers students
discount from high street stores to food chains. DT recently had a
conversation with Shirley Page at Student Discount Book who
stated that she was more than happy to extend the discount to
Apprentices within the sub-region. However the only problem is
that Apprentices would need to prove they are an Apprentice.
Shirley stated that Colleges that aren’t affiliated with NUS receive
the discount and to do this student just produce some form of
Student ID, DT stated that Apprentices don’t have any ID cards
proving they are an Apprentice. Shirley stated that these could be
easily created via another website at a cost of £1 per Apprentice
– which colleges normally charge the student for the card. LJ and
LA both stated this was a great idea and something to investigate
further. LJ stated that this is exactly what HAP requires to boost
numbers on the panel and forum as this offers an incentive. LA
stated that studentbean.co.uk is also an interesting website that
should be investigated further.
10. HAP Awareness Workshops – DT gave an overview of the HAP
Awareness Workshop and all members agreed this workshop
would hopefully get more Apprentices involved in the panel and
forum. DT states that the workshops will commence from the 1st
week in April however only one provider is booked into date.
Prospect Training, Myton Street, Hull on the 14/04/2009 at
11. NLP / RLP Update – DT gave a brief overview of the RLP, DT
added that RLP can developed a action plan for this year.
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Including a meeting with Connexion lead for Yorkshire and
Humber. LA gave overview of the latest developments on the
NLP including the NAS Steering Group.
12. Planning for LSC National Office Visit – DT stated that the
HAP and RLP have been invited to attend the National LSC
Office in Coventry on the 20/03/2009. The agenda includes an
overview of NAS by National Apprenticeship Director Helen
France, Learner Involvement Strategy by Neil Shaw and Skills
Accounts. DT stated that no members where available to attend
as VM, PK and LJ had given apologies. LA stated she was in
Birmingham for an NLP Meeting and would attend the morning
13. Membership Pack – DT stated that he was in the middle of
developing a membership pack to show the roles and
responsibilities for all members, including Chair, Vice-Chair,
Facilitator and normal members. DT circulated a draft copy to
members, LA and LJ agreed this pack would give HAP more
14. AOB – n/a
The next HAP Meeting will be on Thursday 14/05/2009 at CfL – from 4:30pm to 7:30pm –
however HAP members will be needed for the HAP Awareness Workshop in early
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