Nick Linford

Nick Linford

Author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships

Nick Linford is editor of FE Week as well as an expert in further education funding and performance systems.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships (www.lsect.co.uk/guide), two books about funding and data published by Pearson and founded Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week (www.feweek.co.uk) and Schools Week (www.schoolsweek.co.uk).

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted grade one.

Apprenticeship funding and preparing for the big switch-over

Hall 11b

A technical workshop, with the author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, considering the key elements of funding frameworks and standards for starts from May 2017.

Workshops
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Setting the scene to AAC 2017

Hall 1

Nick Linford will briefly draw of analysis of a pre-conference questionnaire to highlight key areas of opportunity, concern and, in some cases, fear. With little over a month before the new apprenticeship funding system kicks-in, just how are delegates feeling as we launch AAC 2017?

Plenary
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Everything you need to know about ‘T Levels’

Hall 1

Following the budget announcement excitement, Gemma Gathercole and Nick Linford will present the essential policy update on ‘T Levels’. With additional funding for FE leading the pre-budget announcements and prominent references to skills in the chancellor’s speech in parliament, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘T Levels’ were a new announcement.  But, while the money is […]

Plenary
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