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Application process


In 2019 feedback was extremely positive about the AAC workshops. We received over 200 applications to hold a workshop last year. Of these 40 applications were successful. The calibre of applications is high and we therefore suggest that you take the time to ensure your application is of a high and accurate standard.  

Applications will be accepted until the end of Friday 18th October. All applicants will be contacted by the end of Friday 25th October.

 Please note that as part of this application you will be required to supply a bio and photo for each speaker/presenter. Please have this ready before commencing an application.

 This application process is only open for non-commercial workshops. Paid for opportunities for commercially sponsored workshops are available. We will contact you if we feel your submission is of a commercial nature and reserve the right to reject your application. If you wish to discuss your application in advance please email aac@feweek.co.uk.

 Please note that completing the application does not guarantee you a workshop. If you are successful, you will be provided with one complimentary full conference pass per speaker.  If tickets have already been purchased refunds will be processed. FE Week will not be liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred.

Please note that we will not accept applications for a session with three or more speakers. If you wish to suggest a panel session – email aac@feweek.co.uk.

We will consider applications which link to the following topic areas:


Topics for training providers, college and universities:

Funding frameworks and standards 

Switching from delivering frameworks to standards – what you need to know

Effective ways to deliver Functional Skills in Literacy to apprentices

Sector-specific workshops exploring content of standards

Negotiating fees and funding with employers

Best practice when balancing on and off the job apprenticeship delivery

Effective ways to deliver Functional Skills in Numeracy to apprentices

Preparing for and advice on Ofsted inspection

Making ILR returns and the relationship with data within the DAS

Maintaining high-quality data, using audit tools and financial assurance

The role of subcontracting and apprenticeship register of providers

Developing a pre-apprenticeship programme and use of Traineeships

Successful marketing provider services and apprenticeship vacancies

Role and influence of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Future of apprenticeships following Post-16 Skills Plan


Topics for large and small employers:

Finding, employing, mentoring and retaining the best apprentices

The latest technical information on the implementation of the levy payments

Using the Digital Apprenticeship System, such as monitoring levy spending

How to effectively advertise for apprenticeship vacancies

Guidance and help on how to join the SFA register and become an employer provider

How to propose, design and launch a new apprenticeship standard

Employer role in apprenticeship assessment

The pros and cons of becoming an employer provider

Tips for choosing and negotiating with apprenticeship providers

Support for small and medium sized ‘non-levied’ employers


Topics for current and potential assessment organisations:

How to apply and successfully become an assessment organisation

Designing an appropriate Assessment Plan and graded End-Point Assessment

Pros and cons of different types of End-Point Assessment models

The role of Ofqual and regulated qualifications in some apprenticeship standards

The role of the Institute of Apprenticeships in maintaining standards and assessment

How awarding organisations can get involved alongside employers

How employers, providers and professional bodies can become assessment organisations


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