All Events/Meetings and Training

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All Events/Meetings and Training

This is a listing of all FAB group meetings, training courses and both internal and external events.  Please note that group meetings are resricted to members only.   If you can’t see what you are looking for here, there is a good chance that we have, or will be, delivering a webinar in your area of interest.  Upcoming and past webinars are listed here.  

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Delegates at this Westminster Employment Forum seminar will consider future policy priorities for improving the quality of apprenticeship programmes in England.
Event Date 05-09-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-09-2017 1:00 pm
Individual Price £210.00
£210.00
FAB and JCQ Members only
Event Date 05-09-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 05-09-2017 2:30 pm
Location Qualifications Wales, Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park, Coedkernew, Newport, NP10 8AR
FAB and JCQ members only
Event Date 12-09-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 12-09-2017 2:30 pm
Location Belfast

Awarding organisations (AOs) are invited to express their interest in attending the next T Level consultation meetings, which will be held in September in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Although these meetings build on the FAB/DfE Workshops in January and March, they will be slightly different in nature, led by an independent researcher contracted to DfE and exploring different options/concepts for T level qualifications.

The London workshop will be held on 25 September 2017 from 10.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., with lunch provided. The exact location hasn’t been finalised; however, it will be a venue in the city centre.

The meetings will be held under the “Chatham House Rule” and the discussions will inform DfE’s proposals/options for public consultation.

The workshop is open to both FAB and JCQ member AOs and non-member AOs; however, places are limited. If you would be interested in attending, register before 5 p.m. on 8 September 2017.

Please note that your registration is an expression of interest and is not a guarantee of a place at this meeting. 

Places will determined by DfE and confirmed before 15 September 2017.

Event Date 25-09-2017 10:45 am
Event End Date 25-09-2017 3:30 pm
Location London

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the building blocks and approach to developing vocational qualifications. The course will include both trainer input and hands on exercises for delegates to practise specification and sample assessment material development [Further info]

Member rate £305.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)  Non-member rate £405.00 + VAT

Event Date 27-09-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 27-09-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price £405.00
Location London
£405.00 12

Awarding organisations (AOs) are invited to express their interest in attending the next T Level consultation meetings, which will be held in September in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Although these meetings build on the FAB/DfE Workshops in January and March, they will be slightly different in nature, led by an independent researcher contracted to DfE and exploring different options/concepts for T level qualifications.

The Birmingham workshop will be held on 28 September 2017 from 10.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., with lunch provided. The exact location hasn’t been finalised; however, it will be a venue in the city centre.

The meetings will be held under the “Chatham House Rule” and the discussions will inform DfE’s proposals/options for public consultation.

The workshop is open to both FAB and JCQ member AOs and non-member AOs; however, places are limited. If you would be interested in attending, register before 5 p.m. on 8 September 2017.

Please note that your registration is an expression of interest and is not a guarantee of a place at this meeting. 

Places will determined by DfE and confirmed on 15 September 2017.

Event Date 28-09-2017 10:45 am
Event End Date 28-09-2017 3:30 pm
Location Birmingham

Awarding organisations (AOs) are invited to express their interest in attending the next T Level consultation meetings, which will be held in September in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Although these meetings build on the FAB/DfE Workshops in January and March, they will be slightly different in nature, led by an independent researcher contracted to DfE and exploring different options/concepts for T level qualifications.

The Manchester workshop will be held on 29 September 2017 from 10.45 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., with lunch provided. The exact location hasn’t been finalised; however, it will be a venue in the city centre.

The meetings will be held under the “Chatham House Rule” and the discussions will inform DfE’s proposals/options for public consultation.

The workshop is open to both FAB and JCQ member AOs and non-member AOs; however, places are limited. If you would be interested in attending, register before 5 p.m. on 8 September 2017.

Please note that your registration is an expression of interest and is not a guarantee of a place at this meeting. 

Places will determined by DfE and confirmed on 15 September 2017.

Event Date 29-09-2017 10:45 am
Event End Date 29-09-2017 3:30 pm
Location Manchester
This timely Policy Forum Northern Ireland seminar will bring together stakeholders and policymakers to consider the future for apprenticeship provision in Northern Ireland.
Event Date 04-10-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-10-2017 1:00 pm
Individual Price £210 + VAT
£210.00
This is a free event which is being held in partnership with the Trade Association Forum (TAF).

It is intended for awarding organisations, trade and professional bodies at all stages of the development, assessment and deployment of trailblazer standards/apprenticeships.

Event Date 04-10-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 04-10-2017 12:30 pm
Location London
The future of Degree Apprenticeships in England will be considered by delegates at this Westminster Employment Forum conference.

It follows the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy earlier this year, and comes at a time when many employers are expressing concern at their ability to meet their higher-level skills needs.
 
Event Date 18-10-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 18-10-2017 1:00 pm
Location London

This course provides delegates with an introduction to malpractice, investigation management, strategy and planning and conducting investigations. Delegates will have the opportunity to practise basic interview techniques through the use of role play during the course [Further info]

Member rate £275.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £375.00 + VAT

Event Date 18-10-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 18-10-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price £375.00
Location London
£375.00 15
Further information available here.
Event Date 19-10-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 20-10-2017 4:00 pm
Individual Price £478.00
£478.00
Event Date 19-10-2017 5:15 pm
Event End Date 19-10-2017 6:00 pm
Location Leicester

This training day is designed to give those who are new to the regulated awarding sector an introduction to the work of awarding organisations (AOs) and some of the current challenges they face. It can form a useful part of staff induction and it may also be useful to those staff who may have worked in awarding organisations for some time and who now wish to expand their understanding of an awarding organisation’s role and responsibilities [Further info]

Member rate £285.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £385.00 + VAT

Event Date 07-11-2017 10:15 am
Event End Date 07-11-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price £385.00
£385.00 13

This course provides delegates with an introduction to the theory of writing multiple choice questions, how questions are constructed and common errors to avoid in question development. Delegates will also have the opportunity to practise basic question writing during the course and discuss issues that arise with the tutor and other awarding body representatives [Further info]

Member rate £305.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)  

Non-member rate £405.00 + VAT

Event Date 14-11-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 14-11-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price £405.00
Location London
£405.00 12
This is a free event and is for FAB members only.
Event Date 14-11-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 14-11-2017 2:00 pm
Location Ascentis, Office 4, Lancaster Business Park, Mannin Way, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3SW
FAB and JCQ members only
Event Date 16-11-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 16-11-2017 2:30 pm
Location Scotland
FAB Members only
Event Date 05-12-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 05-12-2017 4:00 pm
Location London
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FAB and JCQ members only
Event Date 06-12-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 06-12-2017 2:30 pm
Location Belfast
This is a free event which is being held in partnership with the Trade Association Forum (TAF).

It is intended for awarding organisations, trade and professional bodies at all stages of the development, assessment and deployment of trailblazer standards/apprenticeships.

Event Date 13-12-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 13-12-2017 12:30 pm
Location London

This course provides delegates with an introduction to malpractice, investigation management, strategy and planning and conducting investigations. Delegates will have the opportunity to practise basic interview techniques through the use of role play during the course [Further info]

Member rate £275.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £375.00 + VAT

Event Date 06-02-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 06-02-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £375.00
Location Birmingham
£375.00 15

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the building blocks and approach to developing vocational qualifications. The course will include both trainer input and hands on exercises for delegates to practise specification and sample assessment material development [Further info]

Member rate £305.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)  Non-member rate £405.00 + VAT

Event Date 22-02-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 22-02-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £405.00
Location London
£405.00 15

This training day is designed to give those who are new to the regulated awarding sector an introduction to the work of awarding organisations (AOs) and some of the current challenges they face. It can form a useful part of staff induction and it may also be useful to those staff who may have worked in awarding organisations for some time and who now wish to expand their understanding of an awarding organisation’s role and responsibilities [Further info]

Member rate £285.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £385.00 + VAT

Event Date 28-02-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 28-02-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £385.00
£385.00 15

This training is aimed at those staff within awarding bodies who have overarching responsibility for the operation of effective procedures and processes and are accountable to the regulator. They may be a manager or team leader responsible for handling one or more of enquiries, complaints and appeals or be part of a team that is expected to handle any such issues effectively and with clarity and competence. The training event will provide delegates with an opportunity to consider actual scenarios and determine their response. Emphasis will be given to the style and nature of communications that are needed in this context [Further info]

Member rate £295.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £395.00 + VAT

Event Date 14-03-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 14-03-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £395.00
Location London
£395.00 15

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the different types of interview techniques that can be applied during malpractice investigations i.e. cognitive interviews and conversation management techniques. Delegates will have the opportunity to observe these techniques and practise using them in role play situations during the course [Further info]

Member rate £340.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £440.00 + VAT

Event Date 19-04-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 19-04-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £440.00
Location London
£440.00 15

This course provides delegates with an introduction to the theory of writing multiple choice questions, how questions are constructed and common errors to avoid in question development. Delegates will also have the opportunity to practise basic question writing during the course and discuss issues that arise with the tutor and other awarding body representatives [Further info]

Member rate £305.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)  

Non-member rate £405.00 + VAT

Event Date 10-05-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-05-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £405.00
Location London
£405.00 15

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the building blocks and approach to developing vocational qualifications. The course will include both trainer input and hands on exercises for delegates to practise specification and sample assessment material development [Further info]

Member rate £305.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)  Non-member rate £405.00 + VAT

Event Date 06-06-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 06-06-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £405.00
Location London
£405.00 15

This training day is designed to give those who are new to the regulated awarding sector an introduction to the work of awarding organisations (AOs) and some of the current challenges they face. It can form a useful part of staff induction and it may also be useful to those staff who may have worked in awarding organisations for some time and who now wish to expand their understanding of an awarding organisation’s role and responsibilities [Further info]

Member rate £285.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £385.00 + VAT

Event Date 26-06-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 26-06-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £385.00
£385.00 15

This course builds on the learning from the Day 2 course and will be relevant to awarding body staff who may become involved in more complex investigations, perhaps involving fraud, where there may be a need to prepare evidence for court or formal review/decision making bodies [Further info]

Member rate £340.00 + VAT (log in for discount to be applied)

Non-member rate £440.00 + VAT

Event Date 10-07-2018 10:15 am
Event End Date 10-07-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price £440.00
Location London
£440.00 15