Friday 13th July agenda

Friday the 13th July will provide business critical updates to up to 200 middle and senior managers from colleges, training providers, awarding bodies, sector skills councils, government agencies and other related organisations.

10am Registration

10:30 Welcome and introduction
Nick Linford, Managing Editor of FE Week

10:35 Apprenticeship policy update for 2012/13
Nick Linford, Author of The hands-on guide to post-16 funding 

11:10 Panel Debate: Matthew Coffey – National Director of Learning and Skills, Ofsted; David Hughes, CEO, NIACE; Karen Woodward, Divisions Director Apprenticeships, NAS .

12:00 Break for refreshments

12:15 Apprenticeship minimum duration implementation and implications
Nick Linford, Author of The subcontracting toolkit for the learning and skills sector

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Apprenticeship framework funding and planning a profile in 2012/13
Nick Linford, Author of The hands-on guide to post-16 performance and data

14:30 – Subcontracting – due diligence and contracting
Victoria Taylor, Education Solicitor at Eversheds

15:00 Subcontracting – audit and performance management
Karl Bently, Lead Funding Auditor at RSM Tenon

15:30- Implementing functional skills

Jake Tween, Sector Leader at NCFE

15:50 Where next for apprenticeships? (Including funding reform) Apprenticeship funding reform and quality metrics in 2013/14
Nick Linford, Managing Director of Lsect


Straight after the event we would like to invite you along to the local bar, The Horse (beside Lambeth North Tube Station), for a celebratory drink to celebrate FE Week’s 1st Birthday. The first drink is on us :-)