March 27th 2018 | 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

Agenda

Time

Session

08.45

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09.30

Chair’s Introduction

Chair: Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP (Confirmed)

09.35

Opening Keynote Address: The Government’s Plans for Skills

10.00

Headline Sponsor’s Address

10.15

Skills Pathways: New Routes to Workplace Skills

  • Implementing & funding the Sainsbury Review recommendations, T-Levels & the Post-16 Skills Plan
  • Delivering higher level skills
  • The role of employers in reform

Speaker: Alison Morris, Alison Morris, Director – Sector Development, ETF (Confirmed)

Speaker: Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive, AoC (Confirmed)

11.00

Morning Break & Exhibition

11.20

Provider Stream Breakout 1: Recruiting More Apprentices & Making the Reforms Work

  • Overcoming challenges created by reforms
  • Promoting apprenticeships as a pathway to success

Speaker: Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director (Standards Development), Institute for Apprenticeships (Confirmed)

Employer Stream Breakout 1: Using Apprenticeships to Improve Workplace Skills

  • Levy funding & recruiting new apprentices
  • Upskilling current employees
  • Degree apprenticeships & higher level skills

12.00

Room Transfer/Panel Reset

12.05

Provider Stream Breakout 2

  • Content tbc

Employer Stream Breakout 2

  • Content tbc

12.45

Networking Lunch & Exhibition

  • Optional Lunch & Learn Session: 13.05-13.35

13.45

Improving Digital Skills

  • Improving digital skills before people enter the workplace
  • Developing the digital skills of existing employees

14.25

Room Transfer

14.30

Provider Stream Breakout 3: Qualification Regulation & Reform

  • Simplifying qualifications & delivering higher standards
  • Making sure you offer the right ones

Employer Stream Breakout 3: A National Retraining Partnership & Skills Advisory Panels

  • The role of Skills Advisory Panels
  • The National Restraining Partnership and what it means for you organisation

15.10

Afternoon Break & Exhibition

15.30

The Industrial Strategy & Skills After Brexit

  • Identifying skills gaps & what employers need
  • The impact of Brexit on skills

Speaker: Ian Caplan, Deputy Director – Skills Strategy & Adult Education Policy, Department for Education  (Confirmed)

Speaker: Anthony Impey, CEO, Optimity & Chair, FSB Skills Policy Board (Confirmed)

16.00

Closing Keynote Address: Boosting the Productivity of UK Workplaces & The Role of Skills

16.30

Chair’s Summary & Event Close

Chair: Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP (Confirmed)