Taking place on the first two days of National Apprenticeship Week (9 to 10 March 15) and in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (BIS), the conference and exhibition will support apprenticeship providers during a time of major reform and uncertainty. Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Kirsty Wark, the conference will offer a mixture of key note speeches from Government Ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, to in-depth practical sessions with Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, and other technical specialists, AAC15 is a not to be missed two day policy and practice conference.
The FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference and exhibition 2015 (AAC2015) will provide an unprecedented opportunity for those involved with the delivery of apprenticeships to come together to learn, share and debate during a time of major reform and on the eve of a General Election. The conference agenda is divided in to two themes: Day one – Funding and quality | Day two – Delivery, assessment and audit.
Alongside keynote speeches from senior government ministers and politicians, the conference will also include a variety of in-depth practical and policy training workshops, practical sessions and Q&A opportunities. Topics covered will include: · The latest information on the Trailblazer apprenticeships · Business critical updates on the operational rules for delivering and assessing the new standards · Detail of how the Skills Funding Agency is funding existing apprenticeship frameworks alongside the new standards in 2014/15 and beyond · How apprenticeship provider and employer payment and incentive processes are working · Delivering and funding English and maths as part of in the new standards.
The conference is designed for those involved with the delivery of apprenticeships in England. All training providers, colleges, policy makers and consultants who want to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in the sector should attend. This includes: Chairs, Chief Executives, Managing Directors and other senior executives from: Training providers, Further Education Colleges, Employers, Awarding organisations, Third Sector and Voluntary Sector Providers, Sector Skills Councils/Sector bodies, Regional/Local Provider Networks, Government Departments/Executive agencies, DWP funded Providers, County Councils/Local Authorities and Membership Organisations.