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 = 10

 

Institute: state of play – Standards

Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director Standards Development, IfATE

 

Showcase Portfolios – Preparing apprentices for EPA

Bill Twigg, Strategic Apprenticeship EPA Manager, Ken Gaines,  Technical Advisor- Business Digital, Dominic Green, Technical Advisor – Business, City & Guilds

 

Behind the numbers – the key stats and trends in apprenticeships

Sara Hall and Marc Holmes, NCFE

 

End-point assessment: Quality in engagement and delivery

Richard Mole and Liz Bennington,  ESFA, Department for Education

 

Negotiated price and staying on the right side of audit

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

 

Apprenticeship and Curriculum update

Dr Chris Jones HMI, Specialist Adviser for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

 

Getting initial assessment right for apprenticeship standards

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

 

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

Fabienne Bailey, One Awards

 

Life after SASE: Best practices for future success

Suzanne Shutler, Head of Business Development and Account Management, Pearson

 

Be the ones to beat: optimise your apprenticeship management offering with CRM

Cassie Sanghera and Cheryl Watson, Tribal

 

GROUP B | 14:30-15:15

Total number of workshops = 10

 

Institute: state of play – Quality

Nikki Christie, Deputy Director Quality, IfA

 

How to Maximise use of AEB and Improve Ofsted Inspection Outcomes

Bryony Kingsland, Stakeholder Partnerships & Policy Manager, Paula Gibson, Strategic Commercial Manager, City & Guilds

 

Real lives – real impact: Creative approaches to on-demand learning

Rohini Bhattacharya, Director of Apprenticeships, Pearson

 

What makes a good End-Point Assessment?

Claire Gill and Steve Walker, Ofqual

 

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

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

 

Ensuring Successful End Point Assessment 

Thomas Burton, Director of Apprenticeships, NOCN

 

Apprenticeship Service Update – including bringing non levy paying employers onto the service

Helen Gorner, ESFA, Department for Education

 

A simple guide to a complex process-fees and funding

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

 

Reasonable adjustments and learners with SEND – ensuring first time success at end-point assessment

Dr. Louise Karwowski, Head of Science, Cognassist

 

Digital Transformation of Learning

Bud

 

GROUP C | 15:25-16:10

Total number of workshops = 10 (8 of 10 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Funding

Anna West, Deputy Director – Funding, IfATE

 

What is the professional discussion and interview?  Best practice guidance and advice to prepare your apprentices

Bill Twigg, Strategic Apprenticeship EPA Manager, Karen Egan, Management and Leadership Technical Advisor, Paul Robottom, Technical Advisor – Health & Social Care, City & Guilds

 

What to do before, during and after inspection

Dr Chris Jones HMI, Specialist Adviser for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

 

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

Mark Taylor, Partner, Eversheds

 

The effective implementation of employer charges for apprenticeships

Matt Garvey, WBTC

 

Get real!  Practical advice and lessons learnt on successful EPA

Gary Tovey and Cheryl Bott, Babcock International Group

 

Where next for the levy?

Emily Jones and Joe Dromey, Learning and Work Institute

 

Using your AEB allocation to increase employer engagement and apprenticeships

Tom Aust, External Client Services Director, Learning Curve Group

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout February)

 

 

AAC DAY TWO – TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020

GROUP D | 10:55-11:30

Total number of workshops = 11 (8 of 11 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Standards

Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director Standards Development, IfATE

 

What is the professional discussion and interview?  Best practice guidance and advice to prepare your apprentices

Bill Twigg, Strategic Apprenticeship EPA Manager, Karen Egan, Management and Leadership Technical Advisor, Paul Robottom, Technical Advisor – Health & Social Care, City & Guilds

 

Aligning your curriculum to the standards

Elizabeth Lovatt,Customer Learning and Development Manager, NOCN

 

Ask the inspector

Dr Chris Jones HMI, Specialist Adviser for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

 

A long-term vision for apprenticeships – the launch of the Independent Apprenticeship Policy Group report

Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Independent Apprenticeship Policy Group, Pearson

 

End-point assessment: Quality in engagement and delivery

 

Richard Mole and Liz Bennington,  ESFA, Department for Education

 

 

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

 

Behind the numbers – the key stats and trends in apprenticeships

Sara Hall and Marc Holmes, NCFE

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout February)

 

GROUP E | 14:30-15:15

Total number of workshops = 10 (8 of 10 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Quality

Nikki Christie, Deputy Director Quality, IfA

 

How to Maximise use of AEB and Improve Ofsted Inspection Outcomes

Bryony Kingsland, Stakeholder Partnerships & Policy Manager, Gemma Edwards , Strategic Commercial Manager, City & Guilds

 

Apprenticeship Service Update – including bringing non-levy paying employers onto the service

Caroline Mason, ESFA, Department for Education

 

What makes a good End-Point Assessment?

Claire Gill and Steve Walker, Ofqual

 

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

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

 

The top apprenticeship levy pit-falls – and how to solve them

Steve Morris,  Commercial Director, Learning Curve Group

 

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 February)

 

GROUP F | 15:25-16:10

Total number of workshops = 10 (8 of 10 announced)

 

Institute: state of play – Funding

Anna West, Deputy Director – Funding, IfATE

 

Showcase Portfolios – Preparing apprentices for EPA

Bill Twigg, Strategic Apprenticeship EPA Manager, Ken Gaines,  Technical Advisor- Business Digital, Dominic Green, Technical Advisor – Business, City & Guilds

 

Negotiated price and staying on the right side of audit

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

 

Apprenticeship and Curriculum update

Dr Chris Jones HMI, Specialist Adviser for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

 

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 Helen Driscoll, Vella Group

 

Innovative approaches for Functional Skills delivery in Higher and Degree apprenticeships

Emily Hughes, Bishop Grosseteste University

 

Supporting the future Registered Nursing workforce through apprenticeships

Jane Hadfield and Lucy Hunte, Health Education England

 

 

(More workshops to be announced throughout February)

 

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