08:00-09:00

Hall 3 & Foyer

Hall 8b

registration and exhibition opens

Refreshments available, registration sponsored by NCFE

Exhibition: visit over 60 college suppliers to discuss your individual needs

Funding forum

Julian Gravatt, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Colleges


09:00-10:20

Hall 1

college and sector transformation - how colleges can drive business transformation to ensure the sector survives in this rapidly changing environment

Chaired by Steph McGovern, Broadcaster

Keynote session

Carole Stott MBE, Chair, Association of Colleges

keynote and interview session: Developing knowledge and skills for tomorrow’s world

Andreas Schleicher, Developing knowledge and skills for tomorrow’s world, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD followed by an interview with Steph McGovern

kEYNOTE SESSION: lEADERSHIP IN A FAST CHANGING WORLD

Eddie Obeng, Learning Director, Pentacle Limited


10:20-11:00

Various Locations

Exhibition and refreshments

Exhibition: visit over 60 college suppliers to discuss your individual needs


11:00-12:00

Various Locations

Hot topic discussions

An opportunity for delegates to select from a selection of hot topics to discuss and challenge with peers.

The selection of hot topics can be found here.


lunch and exhibition

Exhibition: visit over 60 college suppliers to discuss your individual needs

governors Lunch

Meet with the AoC President at the AoC stand

(12:10-12:35)

AoC Create Senior Leadership alumni lunch

AoC Charitable Trust Awards – Sponsors Lunch

12:00-13:15

Hall 3

Hall 4

Hall 3

Hall 1 Foyer, Level 5

Hall 3 Internal Balcony


economic transformation - the current macro-economic landscape and the impact on the further education sector

Chaired by David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

keynote session

Steve Frampton MBE, President, Association of Colleges

Panel discussion: Skills and Businesses

Chaired by David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Panel Members:

  • John Cope, Head of Skills CBI

  • Paul Novak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC

  • Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeships, Pearson

  • John Guthrie, Employment and Policy Adviser, UK Hospitality

keynote session: future skills

Tom Cheesewright, Speaker, Writer, Consultant

Closing Keynote summary

David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

13:20-14:45

Hall 1


breakout sessions - strand three

The full session details can be found on the breakout session pages.

14:45-15:55

Various Locations


refreshment break

Refreshments served outside session rooms.

15:55-16:10

Hall 3


Plenary session: ofsted

Chaired by David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Amanda Spielman, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, Ofsted

Joined for Question and Answer session by Paul Joyce HMI, Deputy Director for Further Education & Skills, Ofsted

16:10-16:50

Hall 4


16:50

conference closes