Further & Technical Education Under the New Government

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • David Russell, Chief Executive, The Education & Training Foundation
  • Ian Pretty, Chief Executive, Collab Group
  • Paul Warner, Director of Research & Development, AELP
  • Kevin Gilmartin, Post-16 & Colleges Specialist, Association of School & College Leaders
  • Elly Tobin, Principal, Joseph Chamberlain College & Board Member, AoC
  • Maggie Galliers CBE, Chair, Learning & Work Institute (event chair)


In a document noted for its brevity, “delivering world-class technical education” receives a reasonable amount of attention in the 2017 Conservative Party manifesto. With the proposed measures building on ongoing reforms, and reason to think they will be one of the new executive’s few non-Brexit priorities, what does the future hold for further & technical education under the new Government?

Join us on 26 September for an up to date brief on the new Government's plans for further & technical education. We will examine priorities for reform, implementing the Technical & Further Education Act 2017 and the sector's response to reform.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Government plans for delivering “world-class technical education” & building on recent reforms
  • Replacing existing technical qualifications with ‘T-levels’
  • Increasing teaching hours by fifty per cent & mandating a three-month work placement
  • Investing in FE Colleges & attracting experienced industry professionals
  • Establishing new 'institutes of technology'
  • Introducing a 'UCAS-style portal for technical education'
  • Reviewing funding across tertiary education as a whole
  • Expanding the remit of the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Making sure colleges & local authorities share data
  • Working towards new post-16 routes being ready for 2019
  • How providers are responding to reforms

The Event:

The morning session will focus on the new Government’s plans for further & technical education.

The afternoon panel session will be an interactive discussion about how the further & technical education sector is responding to reform.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in further & technical education, including: FE colleges; apprenticeship & training providers; local skills partnerships; & the wider education & training sector.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities & agenda content, please email: Luke.Espin@dodsgroup.com

Tuesday 26th September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Victoria, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“For too long in this country, technical excellence has not been valued as highly as academic success. We want British technical education to be as prestigious as our world leading higher education system, and for technical education in this country to rival the best technical systems in the world.”

- Conservative Party Manifesto 2017

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