AAC Deep Dive Debates
60min daily discussions

About Deep Dives

Our daily deep-dive sessions aim to explore a specific area of the apprenticeship sector or a related area. They will take place daily at 14:30 on the main stage.

These hour-long sessions will be recorded and available to view on-demand after the conference.

Monday Deep Dive
In partnership with City & Guilds | ILM

Is the levy fit for our future? Could the levy be better used to support economic recovery post Covid19 and beyond?

Chris Fletcher,  Campaigns Director, Manchester Chambers of Commerce, Anthony Impey, CEO, Be the Business, Jane Hadfield, National Programme Manager, Health Education England, Kirstie Donnelly, CEO, City & Guilds Group, Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week, Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, AELP.

Chaired by Kirstie Donnelly


Tuesday Deep Dive
In partnership with NOCN

Developing standards: more or less?

Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week, Graham Hasting-Evans, CEO, NOCN, Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director: Standards Development, IfATE, Tom Bewick, CEO, FAB, Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, AELP, Corrina Hembury, Managing director, Access Training, Ross Radford, Lead Practitioner Apprenticeships and Learner Progress, NCG.

Chaired by Nick Linford


Wednesday Deep Dive
In partnership with Pearson

Maintaining and Exceeding the Quality of End Point Assessment

Sue Shutler, Head of Business Development & Account Management, BTEC & Apprenticeships, Pearson

Anthony Preston, Previous Assistant Practitioner, University of Central Lancashire

Lindsey Robinson, Principal Lecturer – Academic Lead – Apprenticeships, University of Central Lancashire

Natasha Ahmed, Second year Apprentice from September 2019 Burnley Cohort

Joy Borrington, Clinical Educator, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Pollard, Senior EPA Delivery Manager, Pearson

Chaired by Sue Shutler


Thursday Deep Dive
In partnership with The Skills Network

Delivering training: online or face to face or a blend of the two?

Mark Dawe, CEO, The Skills Network, James Earl, Executive Director, The Skills Network, Chris Quickfall, CEO, Cognassist, Pete     Sherry, Managing Director Commercial, Stoke College, Lester Biddle, Technology Director, HIT Training, Laraine Moody, Vice Principal Employer Engagement, West Suffolk College.

Chaired by Mark Dawe


Friday Deep Dive
In partnership with City & Guilds | ILM

The future is green – How do we use apprenticeships to meet the burgeoning green skills needs of tomorrow?

Martin Hottass, Managing director, City & Guilds Technical Training, Barry Smith, Head of Skills and Assessment, National Skills Academy for Rail, Martin Rimmer, Chief People Officer, Cadent Gas, Celia Anderson, People and Skills Director, Offshore Wind Sector Deal,  Andy Durman, Managing director, Emsi UK.

Chaired by Martin Hottass