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Festival of Skills 2017

Join us at this year's Festival of Skills for an enormous range of CPD activities developed for staff in further education and the skills sector.

The City & Guilds exhibition tent will have free barista-made coffee, guides and resources (including a range of factsheets covering the new apprenticeship standards), and our team on-hand to answers your questions.

We’ll also have a workshop tent which will operate on a first-come, first-served basis – check out the programme agenda below.

As the headline sponsor we can offer you an exclusive 40% discount on your ticket, use the code CITYANDGUILDS40 when booking.

Time: 9.30 - 16.30

Date: Thursday 22 - Friday 23 June

Wellington College
RG45 7PU

Find out more about the Festival of Skills

Programme agenda

Attend on a first-come, first-served basis (spaces are limited). Programme agenda subject to changes.





The new sub-contracting requirements – Pitfalls and Possibilities

Bryony Kingsland, Funding Manager (City & Guilds)


10.10 – 10.50

Bridging the gap between education and employment

Patrick Craven, Director of Policy, and Anita Crosland, Category Manager for 14-19 (City & Guilds)


11.00 – 11.40

Embedding maths and English

Lorraine Dixon and Rachel Öner


12.10 – 12.50

Attracting diverse young people into apprenticeships through innovative work inspiration and skills programmes

Will Akerman (MyKindaFuture)


14.00 – 14.40

8 steps to dealing with the reforms

Paula Gibson, Business Solutions Manager (City & Guilds)


15.10 – 15.50

End-point assessment

Clair Seago, Partnership Manager (City & Guilds)


16.00 – 16.40

It takes a teacher: Stories of teaching, learning and technology from the frontline 

Jeminatu Alabi-isama (Google)


10.20 – 11.00

What must colleges do to survive in the real world  

Caroline Roberts, Head of Policy (City & Guilds)


11.10 – 11.50

End-point assessment

Clair Seago, Partnership Manager (City & Guilds)


12.10 – 12.50

FELTAG – A movement and community not a report

Bob Harrison (Northern College)


14.10 – 14.50

Open session


15.20 – 16.00

Open session


15.40 – 16.20

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