THE APPLICATION WINDOW TO HOLD A WORKSHOP AT AAC 2020 IS NOW OPEN
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Good luck with your application – to submit an application please click here.