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The Skills Conference 2020 2020-03-16T09:40:30+00:00

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

Tuesday 10th March, 2020

King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL


The Skills Conference 2020, hosted by bksb, 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 Skills Conference 2020 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

Price: £165 +VAT

Confirmed speakers so far…

  • Martin Sim, Deputy Further Education Commissioner 

  • Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager (Association of Colleges)

  • Paul Joyce, Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills (Ofsted)

  • Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer (AELP)

  • Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Public Speaker, Star of The Apprentice

  • Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager Apprenticeships (Health Education England, NHS)

  • Debra Gray, Principal (Grimsby Institute)

  • Beej Kaczmarczyk, Vice Chair of Corporation (Chesterfield College Group)

  • Claire Collins, Education Consultant

  • Esther Barrett, Subject Specialist: Teaching, Learning and Assessment (JISC)

  • Christine Edwards, Education Consultant

  • Lyanne Murray, Functional Skills Consultant

With more to follow! Find out more about the speakers here.