FE Week Annual Apprenticeship conference (AAC)

See us at the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) this week.

16 March 2016

City & Guilds is once again sponsoring one of Britain’s largest conferences on Apprenticeships, FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference, which takes place during National Apprenticeship Week.  A key topic of discussion at the conference this year will be the apprenticeship reforms and how they will affect the way providers deliver apprenticeships in the future.

In line with City & Guilds’ leadership on helping providers to navigate the reforms, six sessions will be run throughout the conference by City & Guilds representatives, including four workshops, a panel discussion and a keynote speech. A range of topics including the apprenticeship levy and how to plan for the changes will be covered in depth. A short summary of each of the sessions is below or visit the AAC website for further information.

Workshop: From SASE to new Standards – challenges around transitioning delivery
March 16, 15.20-16.10 & March 17, 10.50-11.40

The apprenticeship reforms present an opportunity for providers to build relationships with employers and increase apprenticeship provision. However, change is not without challenge. This workshop will help providers to develop a greater understanding of the structure and implications of the reforms, and offer practical recommendations to prepare for the change.

Workshop: Delivering high quality apprenticeships in a levy paying world
March 17, 12.15-13.05

City & Guilds and its Industry Skills Board will lead a session that focuses on apprenticeship delivery in a levy paying environment. The discussion will be chaired by Emily Maitlis and the audience will be able to ask questions about how best to engage with employers in the new apprenticeship landscape.

Plenary session: What does it mean to be an apprentice today?
March 17, 16.35-16.50

City & Guilds delve into what it means to be an apprentice in England today – focusing on the most important person in the whole system, the apprentice themselves.

Panel discussion: In conversation with the Industry Skills Board
March 18, 10.05-10.30

City & Guilds’ Industry Skills board employers will discuss the opportunities and challenges in delivering quality apprenticeship programmes in a changing apprenticeship landscape. The debate will be facilitated by Emily Maitliss and the panellists will bring insights from a recent employer conference, Making Apprenticeships Work, hosted by City & Guilds.

Workshop: The journey of the apprentice - supporting learner progression
March 18, 10:35-11:25 

This session will look at how best to progress learners from 14-19 programmes such as the TechBac through to advanced and higher level apprenticeships; evaluating from first point of contact through to final destination management.


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