AELP Autumn Conference 2015
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AELP Autumn Conference 2015

Opportunities and challenges from new government’s big wave of reform

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

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Since it was elected in May, the new government has been in a hurry to implement the reforms which it feels are necessary to achieve full employment and 3 million apprenticeships in this Parliament. The Summer Budget and the Productivity Plan mapped out key elements of reforms and in November, the Spending Review will set the tight financial parameters in which the reforms will be implemented.

When providers meet for the AELP Autumn Conference, consultations will have already started on the Apprenticeship Levy and legally protecting the Apprenticeship brand. The review of Traineeships may also be near completion. In addition to the future of these core programmes, we will also debate the impact of the Budget’s measures on a National Living Wage, Youth Obligation, ending of the ESA differential and reducing working tax credits as plans develop for the next tranche of welfare to work programmes in 2017.

Furthermore the Chancellor has since the election pressed the accelerator for English devolution which could lead to major changes on how skills and employment programmes are commissioned and all this being undertaken when the FE sector is subject to a new series of area reviews.

The indicators behind this significant reform programme point to growth opportunities for providers although the protection of quality provision within the spending restraints will present challenges that providers can meet again. Our 1-day conference will identify what matters the most to help AELP members update their strategic business planning. You can’t afford to miss it!

Notifications  Friday, 16 October 2015
Exhibition now fully booked!

Friday, 16 October 2015
Exhibitor stand 13 - Booked by Specialist Recruitment Partners

Monday, 12 October 2015
Exhibitor stand 16 - Booked by Sage UK

Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Exhibitor stand 14 - Booked by NUS

Friday, 2 October 2015
Conference Programme Guide Sponsorship Available »

Friday, 2 October 2015
New Speaker: Lee Mason, Liebherr-Great Britain

Monday, 28 September 2015
New speakers confirmed »

Monday, 21 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 2 - Booked by Pearson

Monday, 21 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 6 - Booked by bksb

Monday, 21 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 12 - Booked by NCFE

Monday, 21 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 10 - Booked by BIIAB

Friday, 18 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 3 - Booked by SQA

Thursday, 17 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 9 - Booked by GetMyFirstJob

Thursday, 17 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 4 - Booked by ForSkills

Thursday, 17 September 2015
Exhibitor stand 1 - Booked by Trainsure - Sydney Packetts & Sons Limited

Thursday, 17 September 2015
AELP Autumn Conference Website goes live!

Feedback from Autumn Conference 2014
"Probably one of the best AELP conferences I can remember. Very good focus and speakers." (Pearson)

"Really good agenda and conference. Very relevant and informative. Thank you." (First College)