UVAC Annual Conference 2008
Nov 13, 2008 10:00
Nov 14, 2008 04:00
|Where||Royal York Hotel, York|
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This year’s conference will be focused on excellence in identifying and then delivering the higher level work-based learning employers and employees want and need in the context of future UK skills requirements. Drawing on national and international good practice, specific focus will be given to innovative and successful approaches to defining knowledge and skills needs, developing flexible learning programmes based on these needs, marketing to employers and employees, assessment and validation, funding (including employer co-funding), quality and widening participation.
We are pleased to announce that once again, Bill Rammell MP, Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education will be providing a keynote speech at the conference. In addition, other keynote speakers include:
Mike Campbell, Director of Research and Policy, UK Commission for Employment and
- Hugh Tollyfield, Special Advisor, Learning and Teaching Group, HEFCE
- Wendy Stubbs, Assistant Director, Development and Enhancement , Quality Assurance Agency
- Mary Curnock Cook, Director of Qualifications and Skills, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
- Professor Freda Tallantyre, Senior Advisor, HE Academy
We also look forward to welcoming employer representatives onto the podium; more information will follow on this.
Conference Scope and Themes
The conference will cover all HE levels from foundation degrees to postgraduate qualifications and will place particular emphasis on recruiting learners through the development of work-based progression routes from Apprenticeship and 14 – 19 diplomas.
As in previous years, a key theme of the conference will also be the role of further education colleges in higher education delivery. Therefore, in addition to workshops and plenary sessions for higher education delegates and partner organisations, a dedicated concurrent track is also being organised, focusing on strategic and practical work-based learning for Mixed Economy Further Education Colleges.
View the programme/booking form here
More information on our conference is available at www.uvac.ac.uk/0502.html