February 27th 2019 | 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

About the event

About the 2018 Skills Summit:

The UK is sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy.

The 2017 autumn budget highlighted the severity of the problems facing UK productivity. The Government is clear that boosting workplace skills is an important part of the solution and is embarking on a number of actions to make this happen. Learn more about these actions and discuss the next steps for UK skills with over 150 policymakers & practitioners at the seventh annual Skills Summit.

The leading event for engagement between educators, employers & government, Skills Summit 2018 will feature two streams specifically tailored to the needs of 1. Education, Skills & Training Providers & 2. Employers. With plenary sessions covering issues of interest to all, attendees will be able to adapt the programme to suit their requirements. Sessions at the event include:

The UK Government spends around £3 billion each year tackling our low productive and low or inappropriate skill levels.

Making apprenticeships and technical education a prestigious career routes for all young people.  

Key topics will include:

  • The Government’s Plans for Skills
  • Qualification Regulation & Reform
  • Improving Access: Driving higher quality apprenticeships and technical education, transforming the skills landscape
  • Works in partnership: Ensuring government, education providers and businesses pull in the same direction
  • T Levels: 1 year in, 2020, and further expansion into higher education
  • Recruiting More Apprentices & Making the Reforms Work
  • ​Using Apprenticeships to Improve Workplace Skills
  • A National Retraining Partnership & Skills Advisory Panels
  • The Industrial Strategy & Skills After Brexit

Attend Skills Summit 2018 to:

  • Receive an up to date brief on Government plans for UK skills
  • Better understand the direction of travel
  • Learn more about current initiatives and how they will impact your organisation
  • Network with and engage colleagues from across the skills sector

Previous speakers have included:

  • Angela Fairchild, Deputy Director, Technical Education & Qualifications Reform Division, DfE
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Deputy Director (Standards Development), Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Andy Headworth, Deputy Director Recruitment & Apprenticeships, HMRC
  • Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Head of Research, Education and Employers
  • John Widdowson, Principal & Chief Executive, New College Durham
  • Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships for VTQ, Ofqual
  • Stephen Radley, Policy Director, CITB  
  • Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy, FSB

The event is developed for anyone with a working interest in UK skills, including (but not limited to):

FE colleges - Independent skills & training providers - Employers (including HR, L&D and Workforce Development) - LEPs & local authority skills teams - Higher Education Institutions - Awarding bodies & regulators - Learning & training solution providers - Policy makers

Prices are structured as follows:

Public Sector & Registered Charities | 1 place: £245 | 2+ places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 place: £395 | 2+ Places | £295 each

Displayed prices exclude VAT.