AELP 2020 Vision Conference and Debate 2015 - The Future for Employment and Skills

Thursday, 19 February 2015
Congress Centre, Central London
 

Confirmed Sponsors


As the UK’s leading vocational education organisation, City & Guilds’ purpose is to help people and organisations develop their skills for personal and economic growth. Established in 1878, we offer over 500 qualifications across 28 industries and help two million people unlock their potential every year.

visit: www.cityandguilds.com Tel: 0844 543 0000

NOCN is a leading credit-based awarding body and provider of qualifications, assessment and training. We have over 25 years’ experience and we operate in the UK and internationally. Our reputation for quality and integrity is second to none and we are proud to be a leader in diversity. We are a registered charity with a commercial focus on doing good business with our customers, partners and learners. We have a range of successful products tailored to the needs of industry, including Apprenticeships, functional skills, short courses and Level Five qualifications.

visit: www.nocn.org.uk email: nocn@nocn.org.uk twitter: NOCN1 facebook: NOCN


Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. Working with further education, skills and higher education sector, we provide trusted advice and support on everything from shared networks to shared procurement negotiations. We want the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk

visit: www.jisc.ac.uk 


The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is Scotland's national awarding and accreditation body. We are an international leader in education and training; we also assess and award qualifications throughout the UK.

Our wide range of qualifications and services helps individuals and organisations realise their potential and achieve their ambitions. We are trusted by our partners; including employers, trade federations and sector bodies, and we are responsive to emerging industry needs. We work closely with training providers, colleges, and employers to develop and deliver our qualifications and assessments.

Experts in assessment, we are renowned for quality and are Ofqual recognised.

Our people take great pride in offering exceptional customer service — acknowledged by government organisations, universities, businesses and individuals throughout the world.

visit: www.sqa.org.uk/uk email: mycentre@sqa.org.uk call: 0303 333 0330


GetMyFirstJob works with providers, colleges and employers around the country to help them fill more vacancies more quickly. We are trusted by over 170,000 young people to help the find the right start to their career and in the last 12 months have helped to manage over 8,000 vacancies.

Working with GetMyFirstJob our customers are able to find the right candidates to fill their vacancies in less than 4 weeks.

visit: www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

Congress Foyer Exhibition

Confirmed Exhibitors


We believe that a 2020 vision for the future of the industry, and of our role in it, is essential – but what else would you expect from a company called Future Quals?

Future Quals is a market leading, independent British company dedicated to developing and awarding vocational qualifications - and nothing else.

We believe the best results are achieved by developing qualifications that are responsive, intelligent, realistic and affordable.

That’s why we produce customer oriented, high quality qualifications, made possible by the quality of our people, and delivered through the excellence and efficiency of our customer service.

As one of Britain’s fastest growing Awarding Organisations, we are keen to work with centres, companies and organisations looking for future-proof solutions.
visit: www.futurequals.com email: info@futurequals.com call: 01530 836662



QDP have been providing student, employer and staff feedback to the education sector for 20 years and currently work with over 500 organisations.

QDP will help you run all your surveys using our web-based tool-kit and provide a full set of reports including external benchmarks which can be used to inform self-assessment and provide evidence at inspection. Surveys can be run online, on paper or use our telephone unit to reach those hard to get at audiences.

Our Customer Services team is always available to talk through any requirements you may have. Give them a call and find out why over 99% of our Customers recommend QDP!

visit: www.qdpservices.co.uk  email: enquiries@qdpservices.co.uk call: 01625 501917



The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is responsible for setting standards within the independent education sector, working with further/higher institutions and private training organisations both in the UK and internationally. Gaining BAC accreditation provides:
  • UK/International endorsement for your Institution
  • Greater profile, recognition and credibility across the education and employment sectors
  • A robust and systematic process for measuring the quality of your training and learning provision
  • Access to the lucrative international student market via Student Visitor Visa approval
  • Access to experience and expertise that can help your organisation grow and find new markets
  • Access to the leading association of independent FE, HE and specialist training providers (Study UK)
  • A framework for developing your staff and continuously improving your operation
visit: www.the-bac.org email: info@the-bac.org call: 0203 668 0798


The Education and Training Foundation was set up to improve standards in the education and training sector, and to set professional standards for teachers and trainers.

Our priorities are improving the teaching of English and Maths, and embedding these key subjects within the curriculum; supporting the sector in developing excellent standards of leadership, management and governance, and developing a VET system based on genuine partnership between providers and employers.

visit: www.etfoundation.co.uk

bksb develop eLearning solutions to improve English, maths and ICT skills. We are the UK’s most popular GSCE and Functional Skills solution and our core products are designed in line with the GCSE and Functional Skills criteria.

bksb supports the learner, by offering constant, thorough support that can be accessed anywhere at any time, and the organisation, by offering excellent quality assurance and producing vast amounts of data to evidence learner progress in line with Ofsted requirements. We also offer eLearning products to support ICT, ESOL PLTS and dyslexia assessment.

If you’d like to join the thousands of organisations already using bksb, visit our exhibition stand or claim your free product trial at our website.

visit: www.bksb.co.uk email: enquiries@bksb.co.uk call: 01623 413333

As the UK’s leading vocational education organisation, City & Guilds’ purpose is to help people and organisations develop their skills for personal and economic growth. Established in 1878, we offer over 500 qualifications across 28 industries and help two million people unlock their potential every year. 

visit: www.cityandguilds.com call: 0844 543 0000


Technology Suite Exhibitors

Technology Suite Sponsored by Jisc




Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. Working with further education, skills and higher education sector, we provide trusted advice and support on everything from shared networks to shared procurement negotiations. We want the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. Find out more at www.jisc.ac.uk

visit:
 www.jisc.ac.uk 

AELP is a national membership organisation, membership starts from as little as £331 + VAT per annum and in return your organisation will receive weekly concise updates, a monthly member newsletter and attendance at exclusive complimentary members’ forums. Moreover, the opportunity for you to ‘make a difference’ in our policy development and government consultations; the chance to engage with all policy makers from the sector, along with other benefits. To learn more, come and visit us at the AELP stand.

visit: www.aelp.org.uk/join email: membership@aelp.org.uk twitter:@AELPUK linkedIn: AELP



Youth Employment UK CIC (YEUK) is a membership organisation representing more than 10,000 young people, employers, youth organisations and educators. Home to the Youth Friendly Charter YEUK’s core mission is to reduce youth unemployment and make the UK Youth Friendly. YEUK works at senior government levels right through to small youth led community projects.

visit: www.yeuk.org.uk call: 0844 4143101



MyWorkSearch is a multiple award winning technology platform widely used in the employment and skills sectors. It brings onto a single platform the end-to-end jobseeker / learner journey. Providers can, according to their programme needs, enable one or more of the following modules: ILRs, course creation (including uploading their own materials), career interests and transferable skills assessment, one or more CV creation, SMART action plan creation and tracking, ePortfolio, work placements management, competency goals setting and monitoring, comprehensive job search resources. In 2015 we will also be introducing Employer CRM and the ability to manage recruitment campaigns. MyWorkSearch is used for Traineeship delivery, employability courses and the Work Programme.

visit: www.myworksearch.co.uk email: info@myworksearch.co.uk call: 020 7870 1000



Learning Technology Self-Assessment project

Edtech-Assess is a new Learning Technology Self-assessment tool for the learning and skills sector to help organisations make the best use of learning technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning and to improve outcomes for learners. It will also help providers respond to the FELTAG recommendations. 

The tool has been developed by Coralesce Ltd with funding from the Education and Training Foundation. Coralesce Ltd is a curriculum development and project management agency with a specialist interest in learning technologies. 

visit: www.edtech-assess.comwww.coralesce.com / www.et-foundation.co.uk


Learning Curve Group works in partnership with over 125 FE Providers to support the delivery of outstanding training.

Learning@College is part of Learning Curve Group and is the specialist brand for learning content aimed at learners on either a Study Programme or Traineeship.
We have created over 100 innovative web-based learning resource for the Study Programme that which will be used by 20,000 learners this academic year.

To find out more:

visit: www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk email: lac@learningcurvegroup.co.uk call: 0330 660 0603


The Skills Network is one of the UK’s most successful providers of technology-enabled training and skills solutions. We support educators, employers and learners across the UK, and internationally, by developing and delivering effective and innovative skills training and published educational content.

Our award winning online learning platform, EQUAL, provides interactive learning content, supported by an intelligent learner management system which delivers results at a time when the FE sector must harness technology in learning.

For more information about how we can help your organisation:

visit: www.theskillsnetwork.com email: businessdevelopment@theskillsnetwork.com call: 01757 210 022


iObserve is the ultimate observation tool that enables teachers, tutors, coaches, assessors in fact anyone to record observations, time stamp criteria, give instant feedback, upload and review recordings.

In short, iObserve allows you to save time, money & paperwork by digitally recording your observations that you can access and review at any time.

Dubbed “an educational game changer” by OFSTED. iObserve is the future of observations in training and tutoring and is currently being used in areas such as health, education, training, sports, universities and schools and it can be used by you!

Visit our stand and see how we can help your business.

visit: www.iobserve-app.com email: andyh@trainandrecruit.com call: 01452 886888


Provider of Alumni Services and Destination Data

Think Alumni create and manage alumni associations for Education organisations. We provide the knowledge and resources to engage former students and bring them back to inspire current students, for targeted marketing of lifelong learning and Apprenticeships and securing work experience opportunities. We use web, social media, and email to provide everything needed to run a successful alumni group, find lost alumni, gather destination data, and deliver benefits.

visit: www.thinkalumni.com email: kieron.white@thinkalumni.com call: 020 3283 8910