February 27th 2019 | Central London

About the event

About the 2018 Skills Summit:

The 2017 autumn budget highlighted the severity of the problems facing UK productivity. The Government is clear that boosting workplace skills is an important part of the solution and is embarking on a number of actions to make this happen. Learn more about these actions and discuss the next steps for UK skills with over 150 policymakers & practitioners at the seventh annual Skills Summit.

The leading event for engagement between educators, employers & government, Skills Summit 2018 will feature two streams specifically tailored to the needs of 1. Education, Skills & Training Providers & 2. Employers. With plenary sessions covering issues of interest to all, attendees will be able to adapt the programme to suit their requirements. Sessions at the event include:

  • The Government’s Plans for Skills
  • Skills Pathways: New Routes to Workplace Skills
  • Recruiting More Apprentices & Making the Reforms Work
  • Using Apprenticeships to Improve Workplace Skills
  • Improving Digital Skills
  • Qualification Regulation & Reform
  • A National Retraining Partnership & Skills Advisory Panels
  • The Industrial Strategy & Skills After Brexit
  • Boosting the Productivity of UK Workplaces & The Role of Skills

Confirmed to speak earlier this year included:

  • Angela Fairchild, Deputy Director, Technical Education & Qualifications Reform Division, DfE
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director (Standards Development), Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Nicola Turner, Head of Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  • Dr Darryll Bravenboer,  Director of Apprenticeships & Skills, Middlesex University 
  • John Pritchard, Head of Apprenticeships, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Jan Atkinson, Talent and Organisational Development Director, Kier Group
  • Andy Headworth, Deputy Director Recruitment & Apprenticeships, HMRC
  • Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Head of Research, Education and Employers
  • John Widdowson, Principal & Chief Executive, New College Durham
  • Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges (AoC)
  • Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships for VTQ, Ofqual
  • Bhavina Bharkhada, Education and Skills Policy Advisor, EEF
  • David Russell, CEO, Education and Training Foundation 
  • Stephen Radley, Policy Director, CITB  
  • Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy, FSB

Attend Skills Summit 2018 to:

  • Receive an up to date brief on Government plans for UK skills
  • Better understand the direction of travel
  • Learn more about current initiatives and how they will impact your organisation
  • Network with and engage colleagues from across the skills sector

The event is developed for anyone with a working interest in UK skills, including (but not limited to):

  • FE colleges
  • Independent skills & training providers
  • Employers (including HR, L&D and Workforce Development)
  • LEPs & local authority skills teams
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Awarding bodies & regulators
  • Learning & training solution providers
  • Policy makers

Prices are structured as follows:

Public Sector & Registered Charities | 1 place: £245 | 2+ places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 place: £395 | 2+ Places | £295 each

Displayed prices exclude VAT.