AAC Workshops 2020

Alongside six plenary sessions across the two days, delegates will also have the opportunity to pick from over 65 workshops.

Workshops will take place three times per day and last for 45mintues. Workshops will be facilitated by organisations such as: DfE, ESFA, Ofsted, Ofqual, IfATE and leading sector specialists.

We are currently finalising plans for all of our workshops; please see below details of those that have been announced so far.

AAC DAY ONE – MONDAY 2 MARCH 2020

GROUP A | 10:55-11:30

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Standards

Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director Standards Development, IfATE

 

Negotiated price and staying on the right side of audit

Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week & Karl Bentley, Manager, RSM

 

Getting initial assessment right for apprenticeship standards

Chris Cherry and Louise Doyle, Strategic Development Network (SDN)

 

A simple guide to a complex process-fees and funding

Lucy Ottewell-Key and Micheala Bratley, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

GROUP B | 14:30-15:15

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Quality

Nikki Christie, Deputy Director Quality, IfA

 

Funding Rules – Q&A with an auditor and a lawyer

Mark Taylor, Partner, Eversheds & Karl Bentley, Auditor, RSM

 

Where next for the levy?

Emily Jones and Joe Dromey, Learning and Work Institute

 

Why is Access to Higher Education important for social mobility through Higher and Degree Apprenticeships?

Fabienne Bailey, One Awards

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

GROUP C | 15:25-16:10

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Funding

Anna West.  Deputy Director – Funding, IfATE

 

A lawyer’s take on contracts – Employer Agreements, Commitment Statements, Subcontracts and many others

Mark Taylor, Partner, Eversheds

 

Get real!  Practical advice and lessons learnt on successful EPA

Gary Tovey and Cheryl Bott, Babcock International Group

 

The effective implementation of employer charges for apprenticeships

Matt Garvey, WBTC

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

 

AAC DAY TWO – TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020

GROUP D | 10:55-11:30

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Standards

Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director Standards Development, IfATE

 

Negotiated price and staying on the right side of audit

Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week & Karl Bentley, Manager, RSM

 

M&A in the apprenticeship market, an update on recent activity, valuation drivers and detractors

Andrew Frame and Victoria Giles, Grant Thornton UK LLP

 

Critical success factors for sub-contract management and successful delivery of high-quality apprenticeship programmes

Peter Stacey, Adult Learning Improvement Network and Carole Carson

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

GROUP E | 14:30-15:15

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Quality

Nikki Christie, Deputy Director Quality, IfA

 

Funding Rules – Q&A with an auditor and a lawyer

Mark Taylor, Partner, Eversheds & Karl Bentley, Auditor, RSM

 

Inclusive Apprenticeships for SEND learners – making them work for employers, providers and apprentices

David Warnes and Sue Jenkins, West London College

 

What does DfE’s UK EdTech 2019 Strategy mean for apprenticeships?

Mark Mckenna, Mindful Education and Julien Sample, Harlow College

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

GROUP F | 15:25-16:10

Total number of workshops = 11 (4 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Funding

Anna West.  Deputy Director – Funding, IfATE

 

A lawyer’s take on contracts – Employer Agreements, Commitment Statements, Subcontracts and many others

Mark Taylor, Partner, Eversheds

 

What an Employer looks for when selecting their Training Provider

Indra Nauth, AutoRaise and John Henderson, Gemini ARC

 

Innovative approaches for Functional Skills delivery in Higher and Degree apprenticeships

Emily Hughes, Bishop Grosseteste University

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout January)

 

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