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AELP National Conference 2014

Start Date: 2nd Jun 2014 - End Date: 3rd Jun 2014

AELP Event

AELP National Conference 2014

Headline Sponsor

OCR - Headline Sponsor


Conference Aims

The AELP National Conference offers a timely opportunity to debate whether government proposals to reform skills and employment programmes will benefit learners, engage more employers and get more people back to work.
A year ago, AELP published its own manifesto. Since then we have seen the start of Traineeships for young people – something AELP was first to call for – and the Apprenticeship budget has been protected.  However the consultations on the future of Apprenticeships have prompted major concern.

We will debate all of the current challenges in what promises to be another stimulating event with a great mix of plenary sessions, workshops for sharing best practice and networking.

Conference Themes

Day One
Theme 1 – Skills and Sustainable Employment: Challenges now and ahead
Theme 2 – Transition to Work
Theme 3 – Careers Advice for Young People

Day Two
Theme 1 – Labour’s Plans for Apprenticeships and Skills
Theme 2 – Improving Service Delivery
Theme 3 – Future Outlook for Skills and Employment Programmes

Conference Chair

Cathy Newman - Broadcaster and Journalist


Day one speakers include:

    Martin Dunford OBE, Chief Executive - Skills Training UK and Chairman - AELP
    Stewart Segal, Chief Executive, AELP
    Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise
    Esther McVey MP, Minister of State for Employment
    Neil Carberry, Director of Employment and Skills, CBI
    Kay Carberry CBE, Assistant General Secretary, TUC
    Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive, CESI
    Dean James CBE, Chief Executive, Ingeus UK Limited
    Graham Stuart MP, Chairman of the House of Commons Education Committee

Day two speakers include:

    Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Skills
    Stewart Segal, Chief Executive, AELP
    Jennifer Coupland, Deputy Director, Joint Apprenticeships Unit, BIS/DfE
    Jason Holt, Chief Executive, Holts Group
    Noel Johnson, Director, Prospect Training
    David Pollard, Chairman Education, Skills and Business Support Policy Group, Federation of Small Businesses
    David Russell, Chief Executive, Education and Training Foundation
    Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR
    Lorna Fitzjohn HMI, National Director for Further Education and Skills, Ofsted
    Keith Smith, Executive Director, Funding and Programmes, SFA
    Chris Guest, Deputy Director, Labour Market Interventions Strategy, Department for Work and Pensions
    Peter Lauener, Chief Executive, Education Funding Agency
    Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UKCES
    Chris Jeffery, Strategy and Policy Adviser, GP Strategies

Sponsorship & Exhibition

85% of Exhibitor Booths have now been sold!

The AELP National Conference 2014 provides a wide range of promotional opportunities for organisations wishing to network and increase brand recognition with learning providers operating within the employability and learning and skills sectors.

For more information on our Sponsorship and Exhibition packages please visit our website.

Delegate Fees

There are a full range of fees and offers available at the conference, including:

Once again Full AELP Member organisations are entitled to one free place for both days.

AELP Patrons receive two complimentary places for both days.

AELP Associate Members recieve a 25% discount on delegate fees.

Non-Members may also attend the National Conference 2014.

AELP Member Pledge
Any non-member who pays the non-member rate and subsequently becomes a member within 30 days of attending this conference will be reimbursed the difference between the non-member rate and the AELP member rate.

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