The Skills Conference 2018 2017-11-14T09:45:10+00:00

2018 celebrates 10 years of The Skills Conference – the UK’s premier English, maths and ICT event.

Tuesday 6th March, 2018. King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL

The Skills Conference, 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 programmes. The conference has continued to grow in size, thanks to the high-profile and expert speakers that agree to take part year after year. A combination of keynote sessions, workshops and open forums will make for an exciting and varied programme once again in 2018, and the event will address the most prominent issues in the skills sector head on.

Join the 400+ expected delegates in receiving valuable guidance, discovering new ideas and sharing best practice.

Places at The Skills Conference are limited, so book now to take advantage of our early bird discounts!

  • The standard rate is just £129 + vat per delegate
  • All delegates that book during October/November will get 10% off the standard rate (use promo code TSC18/10)
  • Previous attendees that came to TSC2017 will receive 20% off the standard rate during October/November (use promo code TSC18/20)

The Skills Conference will give you with 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 for English, maths and ICT.
  • The Functional Skills Reform Programme, and the Education and Training Foundation’s views on how the new standards are progressing.
  • 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:

Department for Education, Speaker TBC
Paul Joyce, Deputy Director for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted
Matthew Burton, Star of Educating Yorkshire and Assistant Head, Thornhill Academy
Sue Southwood, Programme Manager for Professional Standards and Workforce Development, The Education and Training Foundation
Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College Group
Paul Clayton, Director, National Association for the Teaching of English
Julia Smith, Chair of Governors, Writtle College and Teacher Trainer and Maths Author
Esther Barrett, Subject Specialist: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, JISC
Josh Dixon, Senior Consultant, Corecom
Claire Collins, Learning and Literacy Consultant
Beej Kaczmarczyk, Director, Learning Curve
Annmarie Higgins, Executive Coach, Trainer and Consultant
Kevin Piper, The Education and Training Foundation
Jai Atwal, Sales Manager, bksb
Matthew Clark, Account Manager, bksb