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Posted by Candace Haynes
Thu, 11/05/2015
Overview Schools are under a statutory obligation to deliver impartial careers advice to their students including information about Apprenticeships. The DfE are creating a new careers and enterprise company which is employer ‘backed’ rather than owned. This is already a very crowded marketplace with many initiatives funded by government as well as a wide range of projects designed to support schools in delivering effective careers advice. This webinar will share good practice and case studies...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Wed, 09/23/2015
In the current environment with continued budget cuts, recommendations for mandatory online delivery and increased use of technology, organisations are increasingly seeking opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in using technology and cloud computing. This one day Expo is aimed at all training providers, apprenticeship employers and local authorities and will provide the opportunity to: learn from those who are effectively using learning and cloud technology research...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Mon, 09/21/2015
Since it was elected in May, the new government has been in a hurry to implement the reforms which it feels are necessary to achieve full employment and 3 million apprenticeships in this Parliament. The Summer Budget and the Productivity Plan mapped out key elements of reforms and in November, the Spending Review will set the tight financial parameters in which the reforms will be implemented. When providers meet for the AELP Autumn Conference, consultations will have already started on the...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Fri, 09/04/2015
Funding availability for learners with physical or educational special needs is often viewed as complex and daunting, but sometimes it is just as simple as looking in the right place for the information. Following on from AELP’s recent publication of “A Guide to Post-16 Funding for Learners With Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)”, this webinar will look in more detail at current policies on SEND inclusion, and walk through some of the detail of how to find suitable funding for...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Fri, 08/21/2015
Overview This webinar will look at four key areas: Strategic position – consider Ofsted, government and market trends and our current capability; look at the challenges and possible outcomes – both good and bad. Decision making – agree any changes that are needed, set priorities & manage the core activities with KPIs for each – especially quality and finance – and establish accountability. Governance & Leadership – evaluate the role and value of non-executives and their level of...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Fri, 08/21/2015
In this webinar you will learn about a range of free tools, including social media, for employer and learner engagement. We look at how SEO has changed and the type of digital activities that bring the best results. This is a non-technical webinar that gives practical advice from a presenter who not only knows the sector well, but has also launched a successful e-commerce business. It is not new for the majority of businesses and individuals to receive and act on information using technology,...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Wed, 08/19/2015
“Holistic”, “person-centred”, “multi-agency”; call it what you will, but the fact is that future employment-related services will need to integrate with other, relevant support in order to achieve its goals. With a predicted claimant profile of complex barriers, health issues and entrenched worklessness, employment related support programmes will need to become less siloed and more part of a seamless package of support that addresses claimants’ multiple and convoluted barriers. This conference...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Mon, 08/17/2015
AoC Area Reviews and College Structures Conference – Rugby | AoC Create | To help AoC member colleges easily reach the latest news and information on the area reviews and college structures announcements, we will run this conference in two locations: in Rugby on Friday 9 October and in Manchester on Wednesday 21 October. The conference programme will address the same needs but the speakers may vary between each of the locations. Given the challenges around funding, colleges...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Thu, 07/16/2015
Overview This workshop is highly interactive and will develop the understanding of social media-based marketing methods, and how to apply them. There will be the opportunity to develop tools and processes that can be tailored to you and applied back at work to increase your chances of success. The emphasis is on introducing the range of Marketing options that exist, so that you can understand them, and then decide which ones would help to achieve your goals. We will create a challenging but...
Posted by Candace Haynes
Thu, 07/16/2015
Overarching Training Aim To review safeguarding practices across the organisation and their effectiveness. Specific aims To update on the revised Common Inspection Framework and implications for safeguarding practices To update on the Prevent Duty To review how providers work with employers Identifying learners at risk and providing effective support Objectives By the end of the session participants will have: an increased understanding of effective safeguarding practices knowledge of...

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