The Government is progressing at speed to introduce the apprenticeship levy on 1 May 2017 and this, alongside the apprenticeship reforms are at the forefront of the minds of many college staff. However, there seem to still be many questions left unanswered. This timely event is your opportunity to get answers to technical questions and will provide a valuable and practical forum to explore not only the latest developments but also a chance to gain some really practical tips from other colleges which will help you to tackle the reforms head on. We have developed an in-depth programme that will focus on how you can really grasp the opportunities available and ensure that you have a robust apprenticeship strategy in place.
Reasons to attend
- Discover the latest on the funding rules from the Skills Funding Agency, get answers to your questions and ensure your college is prepared for the changes
- Explore the issues around the new contracting arrangements that need to be in place from 1 May 2017
- Gain an understanding of Ofsted’s expectations of apprenticeships
- Find out how Derwentside College has turned the reforms agenda to their advantage and leave with some practical strategies and tips that have worked well for them
- Hear from Exeter College, who will discuss the challenges they have encountered and the impact of the apprenticeships strategy at their college and share some key transferable elements of their strategy
- Gain initiatives to take Apprenticeship delivery from a grade 4 to a grade 1 from City College Plymouth and hear how they have developed and maintained partnerships with employers.
Delegates who attended the 2016 conference said…
The conference gave me the opportunity to gain information and advice from experts. The college is now in a better place to support employers and answer their questions on how the levy will work in practice.
Heather Collins, Apprenticeship Implementation Manager, College of North West London
A well organised event, with up to date real time information, I felt positive about the changes happening in the sector following the conference.
Stacey Calvert, Director – Business Services, Selby College
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AoC member colleges: £299 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £360 + VAT
Non-member (college/public sector): £385 + VAT
Non-Member (commercial): £415 + VAT
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