The Skills Conference 2019 2019-03-04T10:12:11+00:00

An essential event for all those involved in the delivery or management of Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths

Tuesday 12th March, 2019. King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL


The Skills Conference 2019, hosted by bksb and sponsored by OneFile, really is a must-attend event for anybody involved in the delivery or management of Functional Skills or GCSE English and maths programmes. A combination of keynote sessions, workshops and open forums will make for an exciting and varied programme once again, and the event will address the most prominent issues in the skills sector head on. The Functional Skills reforms coming in 2019 will obviously be a key focus at TSC 2019, with leading figures offering invaluable guidance for providers.

The Skills Conference 2019 will give you the opportunity to hear from renowned experts and experienced practitioners, and provide you with new perspectives and ideas to take back and implement within your organisation. Specifically, this year’s programme will focus on:

  • The UK’s skills agenda
  • The Functional Skills Reform Programme
  • Examples of outstanding delivery strategies for Functional Skills and GCSE
  • Current and anticipated funding information, and how to maximise income for skills delivery
  • Advice on how to maximise learning outcomes, achievement and inspection results
  • Innovative ideas for embedding English and maths into wider curriculum delivery
  • The importance of skills for apprenticeships and the workplace

Confirmed speakers so far…

  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP
  • Emma Leary, Associate Director of VTQ Policy, Ofqual
  • Christine Edwards, Functional Skills Reforms Consultant, Creating Excellence
  • Roshan Doug, Visiting Professor in English and Education at Oxford
  • Lisa Jane Ashes, Independent Thinking Associate and Author
  • Beej Kaczmarczyk, Director, e-Memoir and Funding Expert
  • Kevin Straughan, Assistant Principal: English, Maths and Inclusion, The Sheffield College
  • Claire Collins, Claire Collins Consulting in partnership with The Education and Training Foundation
  • Bob Craig, Consultant, Bob Craig Learning and Development
  • Dawn Buzzard, Associate Manager of the Learning Technologies Programme, Education and Training Foundation
  • Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager – Apprenticeships, Health Education England (NHS)
  • Jai Atwal and Matt Clark, bksb

With more to follow!