Our free to access, high-quality virtual CPD event, in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation is for those delivering technical and vocational education and training, as well as quality leads and pastoral staff. The sessions will show you how to integrate world-class practices into your teaching and help you develop your skills and those of your students and apprentices, to meet the needs of employers.

Choose from a range of sessions of 45-60 mins that best suit your own practice and can fit into your busy schedule. There’s no limit to how many sessions you can take part in. Plus the sessions will be downloadable after the event so you can revisit or share with colleagues.

Why should educators attend?

These sessions will help educators embed world-class practice and learn more about the latest advances in learning technology, while examining how to support learners from underrepresented groups.

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Free CPD

Free to access, high-quality virtual CPD

Best practice

Learnings from our global network of experts

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Interactive

The interactive online platform enables you to ask questions

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Skills

Develops skills for you and your students to meet the needs of employers

What's happening?

Equity, diversity and inclusion - 1 February 2023

 

Live discussion of the opportunities to take effective action to achieve greater equality and representation at all levels in technical and vocational education.

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Future of learning and skills - 1 February 2023

 

Workshops that introduce the latest advances in learning technology and stimulate discussion about its practical application in further and technical education. These sessions will address both the challenges and opportunities, setting out the key trends in learning technology and how educators can build them into their day-to-day practice. ​

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Moving from competence to excellence - 2 February 2023

 

Introducing the methodologies developed from national and international best practice to support the highest possible standards of teaching, training, and assessment; providing educators with the motivation and confidence to apply world-class practices and supporting quality improvement across further and technical education.​

Agenda - Equity, diversity and inclusion - 1 February 2023

9:15 - 9:45

Representation in TVET, and how technology can support all learners to succeed

 

This discussion will set out the themes and sessions for day one, focusing on the importance of representation in technical and vocational education, and highlighting the role of technology in maximising learning opportunities for young people.

10:00 - 11:00

Tackling underrepresentation in technical and vocational education

 

This session will consider what is required to deliver real change in how underrepresented groups are included across technical and vocational education. It will feature examples of best practice, highlighting how educators, young people, and curriculum leads have increased representation and improved learner outcomes, while providing actionable advice on how to embed this into day-to-day teaching.

Agenda - Future of learning and skills - 1 February 2023

11:15 - 12:00

Engaging learners through participation

 

Finnish-based educational consortium, Gradia, explain their model of delivery to support teaching. They show how a web-based platform accommodates creation and sharing of learning content, made by the learners themselves.

The workshop also explores how this approach can be used to motivate entry-level learners to engage with teaching and learning content in a completely new way.

13:30 - 14:15

Extending learning through artificial intelligence

 

This session considers the impact which AI technologies have on education. We examine some specific examples of how different technical and vocational education providers are maximising their learning opportunities with the use of robots and smart chatbots, while making the delivery of education more accessible to students.

14:30 - 15:15

Enhancing learning through real simulators and virtual reality

 

Training simulators and virtual reality provide a valuable investment for education providers. This session examines a range of simulation technology alternatives and the value of the investment to providers, while considering the ethos required for successful implementation and increased learner attainment.

Agenda - Moving from competence to excellence - 2 February 2023

9:15 - 9:45

Plenary: How global best practice drives innovation in further and technical education​

 

This discussion will set out the themes and sessions for day two, focusing on international best-practice, and how educators can apply new learnings to drive innovation and support quality improvement in teaching, training and assessment.​

10:00 - 10:45

Practical applications for achieving excellence with learners

 

Introducing WorldSkills UK’s unique 7-step methodology in embedding skills competitions into the curriculum, this session will help educators gain a greater understanding of the 7-step cycle, and how applying competition methodology to current practice can help to drive up standards and aspirations.

11:00 - 11:45

Using world-class standards to enrich curriculum planning and enhance learner achievement

 

Understanding how WorldSkills Occupational Standards are created and updated to reflect current global occupations and future industry developments, as well as how these can be embedded into UK technical and vocational education curriculum to promote skills excellence.

12:00 - 12:45

Competition activity as a method of raising learner aspirations and outcomes

 

Highlighting the benefits of engaging in skills competitions for learners, organisations, and industries, this session will also introduce student mobility opportunities through Turing-funded skills competitions.

13:30 - 14:15

Coaching techniques for supporting learners in developing effective behaviours and attitudes

 

Introducing coaching methods to support learners in developing resilience and a ‘winning mindset’, this session will identify opportunities to utilise coaching methods within your own practice, while exploring methods of uncovering and enhancing resilience in learners.

14:30 - 15:15

Effective curriculum delivery to support meeting the needs of industry and net zero

 

Featuring international examples of embedding sustainability into the curriculum, this session will help educators gain insight into best practice in reducing waste and increasing sustainability across vocational skill areas, while exploring how international curriculums are working with industry to remain current.

15:30 - 15:45

Plenary: Next steps to drive innovation in further and technical education

 

This short plenary will summarise key takeaways from the sessions, providing clear and tangible signposting to content which drives performance and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, while answering any questions raised throughout the day.

Thanks to our partners

We’re delighted to have partnered with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. They work in partnership with others to deliver professional learning and development for teachers, trainers and leaders to improve education and training for learners aged 14 and over.

We are also grateful to our session partners, the Skills and Education Group, Autodesk and Electude.

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