The AELP Spring Conference for Practitioners 2020 is ideally timed to allow providers to adjust their operational strategies in the face of continued reforms to the sector as part of a post-Brexit Britain.
By the time the day of the event arrives, we should know more about non-levy employers gaining access to the Apprenticeship Service. We will also have had the opportunity to reflect on the findings in the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report. Despite the extra costs and the unintended consequences of some employer-driven behaviours which the reforms have introduced, providers are still expected to deliver high quality skills training and successful outcomes. Furthermore, the re-elected government has made it clear that it sees skills playing a key role in what it calls the levelling up of the whole country.
The sessions in this workshop-only event, each repeated once during the day, have been chosen after consulting AELP members to help practitioners to meet this challenge. The quest for finding support for best practice will be satisfied by a wide range of topics being covered by expert presenters from providers and other stakeholders. As well as sessions on programmes such as apprenticeships, traineeships, study programmes and devolved AEB, advice will be available on audit-related matters, inspections, subcontracting and e-learning. One workshop will continue AELP’s drive to promote good governance among independent training providers.
The choice of workshops means that AELP members may find it well worthwhile to bring more than one representative at operational level to gain full value by drilling down into subjects to enable more effective and high quality delivery.
16 workshops mean that there will be something for everyone, so we’re confident that a trip to the NEC, next to Birmingham International railway station, on Thursday 6 February will be one worth making. We and a great set of exhibitors look forward to seeing you!