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The National Future of Apprenticeships Conference 2019

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will include:

  • Apprenticeship Directors
  • Business Development Directors/Managers
  • Business Relations Managers
  • Careers Managers
  • Employer Engagement Manager
  • Employability Directors
  • Employment Liaison Directors
  • Learning Directos
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Heads of Student Development
  • Student Experience Teams
  • Student Services Teams
  • Placement Managers
  • Skills Managers
  • Training Teams

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Overview
Agenda
08:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:20
Chair’s Welcome Address

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) (CONFIRMED)

 

09.30
Keynote Presentation: An Update On The Latest Government Apprenticeships Policies and Actions
  • The 2020 vision for apprenticeships: expectations vs progress on key milestones
  • Increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships to address the nation’s skills shortages and stimulate economic growth
  • Making the funding of apprenticeships sustainable in the long term through the Apprenticeship Levy
  • The Digital Apprenticeship Service: giving employers control on how they spend the Apprenticeship Levy

Senior Representative, Education and Skills Funding Agency (CONFIRMED)

 

09.50
Reviewing The Funding Bands Of Apprenticeship Standards: Implications For Employers And Providers
  • The main changes in funding and how initial and final bands are assigned
  • Working collaboratively with trailblazers to carry out the review of the 31 funding band standards that are already approved for delivery in an open and fair way
  • Replacing the existing 15 funding bands between £1,500 and £27,000 with a 30-band structure
  • The impact for employers and providers of changes in funding to the most popular apprenticeships

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) (CONFIRMED)

 

10.10
Developing A Value Added Strategy To Increase The Number And Quality Of Apprenticeships
  • Encouraging and supporting employers on their apprenticeship journey
  • Collaborative working across all apprenticeship stakeholders to achieve the best outcome/result
  • Meeting employers current and future skills needs through fit for purpose apprenticeships
  • A collaborative community approach to raise the profile of apprenticeships

Annette will also briefly touch upon how the new apprenticeship standards and EPA, align to professionalising the industry, the professional registers and chartered status a role that BCS has to play under its Royal Charter to ensure we are supporting employers through the advancement of technology and a reason why we got involved with the digital apprenticeship standards. This will bring into context who we are as a charity and professional body and role we play.

How apprenticeships support the UK’s digital skills shortage, and why it is important in an industry in its infancy, that employers play their role to help standardise the industry with quality, proven competence IT professionals.  It’s good for their business, their people, their clients, and the UK’s digital economy.

Annette Allmark, Head of Apprenticeships, BCS (CONFIRMED)

 

10.30
Questions and Answers Session
10.50
Refreshments and Networking
11.20
Case Study: Achieving An Outstanding Ofsted Inspection 
  • Working in partnership with employers to design effective programmes
  • Adopting a quality over quantity approach
  • Back to basics

Jacqui Canton, Deputy Principal, Abingdon and Whitney College (CONFIRMED)

 

11.40
Case Study: Achieving Excellence As An Employer: How Industry Can Grow Its Own Talent With Apprenticeships
  • The National Apprenticeship Awards: celebrating businesses who are committed to making apprenticeships work
  • Attracting a diverse and high-quality apprenticeship workforce through new and innovative approaches to recruitment
  • Working closely in conjunction with local schools and colleges and creating a company-run Academy
  • Providing great career pathways and creating a culture of exceeding customer expectations

Andy Tupman, Emerging Talent Manager, Yorkshire Building Society (CONFIRMED)

 

12.00
Questions and Answers Session
12.20
Lunch and Networking
13.20
Case Study: Forming An Accredited Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) To Gain Maximum Benefit From The Opportunities Created by The Apprenticeship Reforms
  • Providing a suite of services to help employers engage in new apprenticeships
  • Offering employers a single point of contact to set up bespoke apprenticeship programmes
  • Considerations for employers for choosing whether to recruit directly or to use an ATA
  • Core features that underpin the ATA models and key behaviours associated with an ATA

John Henry, Director, BMF Apprenticeships Plus (CONFIRMED)

Richard Ellithorne, Membership Services Director and Company Secretary, Builders Merchants Federation (CONFIRMED)

 

13.40
Case Study: How Local Authorities Are Boosting Local Economies By Creating More Apprenticeship Opportunities For Their Residents
  • Working with employers to increase the number of apprenticeships and ensuring vacancies are filled
  • Collaborating with higher education providers to create new apprenticeships and strengthen the local economy
  • Focusing on employer engagement to provide a ‘one stop shop’ to help employers access information about apprenticeships and potential apprentices
  • Delivering a fully integrated service model offering a wide range of support interventions to individuals seeking apprenticeship opportunities

Professor Pat Bailey, Deputy Vice Chancellor, London South Bank University (CONFIRMED)

 

14.00
Using Digital Technology To Enhance And Improve The Apprenticeship Journey In Order To Meet The Needs Of Employers And Apprentices
  • The importance of increasing and more effective use of technology to maximise delivery whilst maintaining high quality
  • Developing a tracking, monitoring and reporting system for employers, providers and apprentices
  • Embedding digital into the apprenticeship journey and structuring data for the learning data hub
  • Extending the learning data hub to enable data to be gathered from all aspects of the apprenticeship journey including training, progress, topic coverage and data from systems such as student records, VLE and e-portfolio systems

Sue Attewell, Head Of Change, Further Education And Skills, Jisc (CONFIRMED)

 

14.20
Questions and Answers Session
14.40
Refreshments and Networking
15.10
Case study: Using The Employer Led Programme In Schools To Boost Student Employability Skills
  • Incorporating local employers to support and inspire young people about their next steps
  • Creating partnerships with the most successful companies in the region to give students internship and mentoring opportunities
  • Equipping students with key employability skills and giving them access to professional industry placements, employability workshops and one-on-one meetings with industry mentors
  • Enabling students to sample different work situations and make more informed choices about their future

Julie Honour-Jones, Sixth Form Manager, Sir John Lawes School (CONFIRMED)

 

15.30
Case Study: TrAC AN – A sustainable ATA model delivering apprenticeship outcomes for vulnerable people with a built in support package for host employers
  • Smoothing the transition into skilled employment, managing host employer expectations and bridging the gap between pre-employment programmes and the world of work
  • Delivering a solution to reduce the cost of supporting long term unemployed people through the public purse, by
    • Working in partnership with Norfolk County Council and other referral partners to find and enable vulnerable young people, who, without the right wrap around support are unlikely to ever reach the top of a job shortlist, but who have the potential to successfully complete an Apprenticeship. and,
    • Identifying  employers and helping  them to confidently provide placements for vulnerable apprentices and with little or no risk, helping to future proof their businesses
  • Creating a way for businesses including levy payers to demonstrate business focused CSR
  • Enabling and simplifying access to apprenticeships within a complex and fast moving environment

Paul Wright, Apprenticeships Strategy Manager, Norfolk County Council (CONFIRMED)

Sally Moore, Director, TrAC (CONFIRMED)

15.50
Questions and Answers Session
16.10
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change

 

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will include:

  • Apprenticeship Directors
  • Business Development Directors/Managers
  • Business Relations Managers
  • Careers Managers
  • Employer Engagement Manager
  • Employability Directors
  • Employment Liaison Directors
  • Learning Directos
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Heads of Student Development
  • Student Experience Teams
  • Student Services Teams
  • Placement Managers
  • Skills Managers
  • Training Teams

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Apprenticeship Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:


Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

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Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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