With the support of our partners and visiting international experts, we will be covering technical skills development in Digital Skills and Advanced Manufacturing, ambitious curriculum design with Ofsted and sharing international best practice as part of our Network for Innovation and Digital Skills Community of Practice. These sessions are open for all to attend, to stay up to date and benefit further from over 70 years of international best practice, join the Centre of Excellence.

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Salford University - 15 November

Curriculum leaders and educators in the Digital Skills sector are invited to join us at Salford University on Wednesday 15th November, for a day dedicated to advancing technical skills and curriculum developments.

Digital Masterclass: AI - Embedding Best Practice


A digital masterclass exploring the use of AI and how to embed AI into your curriculum with WorldSkills UK High-Performance Skills Coach Rebena Sanghera.

Communities of Practice


Join us for our first Digital Skills Communities of Practice event, bringing together industry members, educators, curriculum leads, international experts, and training partners to share best practice and ideas on future-proof digital curriculum.

Trafford College - 16 November

To support you in attending this exciting opportunity, a travel bursary is available, please click the sign up link to find out more.

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Network for Innovation Event

11:00 – 12:45, followed by lunch

We welcome senior leads, teaching and learning teams, curriculum leaders and educators from all curriculum areas to join us for a morning of innovation in Technical and Vocational Education.

During this event, the Centre of Excellence’s Network for Innovation will explore how the network can support members of the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence and signpost opportunities on offer. In addition, we will be welcoming partners from WorldSkills Netherlands and WorldSkills India to contribute to our first themed discussion, exploring methods that support providers to promote and engage in vocational learning.

Ofsted - High-Quality Curriculum Design and Teaching in Further Education and Skills

13:30 – 14:45

Join us at Trafford College to hear from Dr Becca Clare SHMI, head of Ofsted’s further education and skills curriculum unit, on ambitious curriculum design and high-quality teaching in further education, including apprenticeships.

Then join the Ofsted team for one of our themed workshops on curriculum design:

A – Software Development
B – Business education and training
C – ESOL programmes

These sessions are relevant for educators, curriculum leads and senior leaders, especially those involved in quality assurance and improvement.

Fanuc UK, Coventry - 16 November

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Fanuc Open House Event 2023 - technical masterclass in robotic systems integration

09:00 – 16:00

Also, on Thursday 16th November, we will offer a technical masterclass in robotic systems integration, delivered as part of the Annual Open House event at Fanuc UK in Coventry.

UK training manager Karla Kosch will be joined by international experts from Taiwan and Hungary, providing insight into international standards of excellence and how these can be applied to the classroom and workshop environment before inviting educators to participate in a hands-on practical technical skills development session.

People’s History Museum, Manchester - 17 November

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Global Community for Thought Leadership Roundtable

10:00 – 13:00

On Friday 17th November, senior leaders from Centre of Excellence member organisations are invited to join a roundtable event held in the People’s History Museum, Manchester.

We are bringing together sector leaders to network and share insights on delivering world-class skills and embedding excellence across the skills sector to help drive investment, jobs and economic growth.

The roundtable will use Greater Manchester as a case study demonstrating collaboration between government, education and employers to deliver the skills needed for economic growth and to create employment opportunities within the region.

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