AELP National Conference 2018

  • Date: 25th June 2018 to 26th June 2018
  • Location: Novotel London West, Hammersmith
  • URL: Event Link
Sponsored by NCFE, the AELP National Conference 2018 takes place a year into the apprenticeship levy reforms and just before the T Level work placement pilots start.
AELP are delighted to announce that the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, will address the Conference on Day One.

Delegates will hear the government, employers and providers debate the impact of the apprenticeship reforms in the light of the start numbers since and the issues surrounding the introduction of standards and end point assessment. They will also have plenty of opportunity to make their views known too.

AELP will have a top line-up of plenary speakers, including the new chief executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and an excellent range of workshop presentations. The popular exhibitor space is always sold out where you can find the latest supporting technologies and other services which help make your organisation and programme delivery more efficient.

AELP CEO Mark Dawe comments: “This is shaping up to be the biggest and best AELP conference yet with a fantastic line-up of speakers who have the pulse on the sector reforms. Not only does it give our members a great opportunity to debate how the reforms are going, but we can help influence the next stage of the apprenticeship changes after April 2019 and the roll-out of T levels. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to hold a conference.”

Nine sessions across two days are expected to cover the following themes: Promoting Apprenticeships, Managing Sector Reforms, Ensuring Quality Provision, Ofsted looking forward, Good Governance of Providers, Shaping a Coherent Skills Strategy, Employers Tackling Skills Challenge, Opposition Policy Update and The Value of Partnership.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Reeta Chakrabarti – Conference Chair, BBC News presenter and correspondent

  • Martin Dunford OBE, Chairman – AELP

  • Mark Dawe, AELP

  • Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

  • Jason Holt CBE, Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

  • Gillian Keegan MP

  • Eileen Milner, Education and Skills Funding Agency

  • Sir Gerry Berragan, Institute for Apprenticeships

  • Sally Collier, Ofqual

  • Julie Hyde, Cache

  • Paul Joyce HMI, Ofsted

  • Dr Susan Pember OBE

  • Peter Marples, 3aaa

  • Jennifer Coupland, DfE

  • Dr Julie Nugent, WMCA

  • Keith Smith, ESFA

  • Gordon Marsden MP

  • Paul McGuire, JTL

  • Ace SkunkAnansie, Academy of Contemporary Music

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