AELP Autumn Conference 2021

Skills: Foundation for the Future


The Autumn Conference 2021 is taking place right in the midst of activity arising from the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which implements the reforms in the Skills for Jobs white paper.

With more emphasis on accountability and simplification of adult education funding, the introduction of Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs), a new Provider List, and measures to enforce the Baker Clause, now is the time to bring the sector back together for our first face-to-face conference in two years! 
Employer incentives and the furlough scheme will have ended and so the importance of apprenticeships and traineeships will be under the microscope in the context of the Spending Review.  

Kindly sponsored by City & Guilds, the Autumn Conference will offer an opportunity to hear keynote updates from the main regulators, a political perspective, and from providers themselves, as we start to plan for what is still a very uncertain road to recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic which has ultimately changed the way education is delivered and assessed. Being in Manchester, the home of the first devo deal after 2010, the topics of devolution and the importance of ‘place’ will feature too.

Returning to the fabulous surroundings of The Midland in Manchester, we expect again a top line-up of expert speakers in a series of ‘on topic’ plenary sessions and a great set of exhibitors will be on hand to show off their latest products and services. It will also, of course, be a perfect opportunity for some much-needed catch-ups and networking opportunities for us all.



Conference Fees

Special group discount available to AELP Members

'buy two places, get one free'


AELP Members

First Delegate: £210.00 + VAT

Subsequent Delegate(s): £165.00 + VAT

Third Delegate: Free!


AELP Patrons

Patron Members receive two complimentary places at this years' conference.



Not an AELP Member? Contact our membership team today or register as a Non-Member for £410.00 + VAT.


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