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

Agenda

Time

Session

08.30

Registration, refreshments and networking

An opportunity to develop contacts with counterparts from across the skills sector

09.00

Chair’s morning introduction

09.10

Morning keynote speech: Reforms and next steps

  • Exploring major challenges. how can the Government’s respond? 

09.30

Platinum sponsor address

09.50

Panel discussion - technical education

  • Developing specific workplace skills

10.50

Refreshments and networking break

11.20

Apprenticeships: The implementation & impact of reforms 

  • Providers: how will the reforms affect colleges, ITPs and HEIs? 
  • Creating valid assessment plans & end-point assessments
  • The challenges in using multiple forms of assessment to assess practical skills as well as knowledge
  • Employers: what preparations should employers be making to deal with the Levy?
  • How will the Post-16 Skills Plan affect the range of Apprenticeship standards on offer?
  • What next for Apprenticeships? Looking beyond 2020

11.40

Brexit & Skills Shortage

  • Planning and preparing for a potential post-Brexit skills shortage
  • Retaining talent, securing long-term growth
  • £500m-a-year plan to equip the British workforce for life after Brexit.

12.00

Transition to breakout sessions

12.10

Silver breakout sessions

Please choose one of our bespoke breakout sessions to attend

12.50

Lunch, refreshments and networking  

Take advantage of the opportunity to expand your contact base by meeting counterparts from across the sector and visiting the exhibition area

13.40

Chair’s afternoon remarks 

13.45

Afternoon keynote speech: Technical course:

  • Training will be increased by more than 50% to more than 900 hours a year by 2019-20
  • Completion of a high-quality industry work placement.

14.05

Workplace learning: leadership and self-directed learning

  • How can we ensure learners play a pivotal role in shaping L&D programmes?
  • Building leadership talent through feedback loops

14.25

Transition to breakout sessions

14.35

Silver breakout sessions

Please choose one of our bespoke breakout sessions to attend

15.15

Refreshments and networking break

Speak to counterparts from across the skills sector and pick up tips on responding to policy and best practice developments.

15.45

An ageing workforce / 

Post-16 education and training: reforming routes to employment, FE and HE 

  • What will the Post-16 Skills Plan mean for schools, colleges and ITPs?
  • How will the reforms affect awarding bodies?
  • What does the future hold for 'general' qualifications?

 

16.05

The future of skills, digital, IT, automated? 

  • Digitally-enabled learning: how we can make more effective use of mobile?
  • Data: how we can use information to inform an agile learning strategy?
  • Automation & Skills 

16.25

Chair closing remarks

 

16.30

Summit close