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Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Thu, 01/21/2016
This free-to-attend conference will address the key issues facing college Chairs and Governors as the area review process continues. Designed specifically for Chairs, Governors and Principals to follow on from previous conferences, and delivered under Chatham House rules, this conference will provide a safe and open environment for the discussions needed following the area review process. The morning of the conference will see speakers update on what we have learnt so far from those area-based...
Posted by Izabela Lachowicz
Thu, 01/21/2016
This free-to-attend conference will address the key issues facing college Chairs and Governors as the area review process continues. Designed specifically for Chairs, Governors and Principals to follow on from previous conferences, and delivered under Chatham House rules, this conference will provide a safe and open environment for the discussions needed following the area review process. The morning of the conference will see speakers update on what we have learnt so far from those area-based...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Wed, 01/13/2016
The nature of work has changed as employers engage with the opportunities and challenges posed by digital technology, globalisation and economic developments, resulting in new occupations and business processes that demand new skills.  More than 40 employer-education and training provider partnerships have been supported by the Education and Training Foundation to respond creatively to this challenge.  A distinctive feature of this response has been leaders from business and education and...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Wed, 01/13/2016
This event booked up and had a waiting list in 2015, so please book now. The Summit opens with Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills. New leadership challenges arise frequently. Area Reviews will alter the education and training landscape well into the next parliament. With major reforms and financial constraints, no one working in the education and training sector will be untouched by changes to current structures and ways of working. Leaders will require an openness, to accept to new...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week (16 to 18 March 2016) and in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (BIS), the conference and exhibition will support apprenticeship providers, employers and assessment bodies during a time of major reform and uncertainty. The conference will offer a mixture of key note speeches from Government Ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, workshops from assessment bodies and Trailblazer groups to in-depth practical sessions...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
The AoC Governance Summit 2016, taking place on 2 March, is the key event for governors and clerks within the academic year. The Summit will bring together partners and stakeholders as well as key representatives of the education community to share good practice and achievements of FE and Sixth Form College governance. The conference is your opportunity to: – Understand the strategic importance of governance – Hear about the latest policy developments in governance from BIS, Ofsted and others...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
There are a number of challenges currently facing the sector, including the need to make English and maths learning relevant and engaging. This conference (sponsored by ETF) aims to give you on an update on recent policy and furthermore explore case studies about what works (and what doesn’t) for students in English and maths. This is your opportunity to come together with peers, English and maths experts and exceptional practitioners to share best practice and gain the latest innovative...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
This year’s conference will be the first opportunity delegates will have to put forward their views to the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) on what new Functional Skills will look like in 2018. We will ensure your views are captured if you attend this event. Steve Besley (Edexcel Policy Watch) will chair the conference and give his insightful views on how Functional Skills Reform is a key part of the government education and training agenda. The highly acclaimed training provider 3 AAA...
Posted by Charlotte Francis
Thu, 01/07/2016
This one-day conference, chaired by Professor Ann Hodgson from UCL Institute of Education, provides an opportunity to share the initial findings of three separate projects commissioned by The Education and Training Foundation to work together to explore solutions to the challenges identified by Ofsted. The aim of this conference is to develop the capacity of senior leaders across the FE and Skills sector so that they have the skills and confidence required to effectively manage the delivery of...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Tue, 01/05/2016
Overview This webinar will look at the implications for awarding organisations and providers of recent reforms, most notably those outlined in the comprehensive spending review, and explore the opportunities and threats that these may present for joint working between providers and awarding organisations. Objectives The webinar will explore how developments impact the relationship between AOs and providers: The trailblazers, the new institute and the register of apprenticeship assessment...

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