Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) will be putting apprenticeship reform under the spotlight at its conference later this year with a line up including AELP, Apprenticeships4England and UKCES.
Held at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester on 13 November 2014, the HABC National Conference will feature an apprenticeship seminar – sponsored by Superdrug and Apprenticeships4England – with some of the top people in the training sector plus businesses that have successfully implemented work-based learning, including:
• Stewart Segal, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers;
• Lindsay McCurdy, CEO, Apprenticeships4England;
• Moira McKerracher, Deputy Director UK Commission for Employment and Skills;
• Dr Ann Limb, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership;
• Rob Mitchell, People Manager – Leadership Training, One Stop Stores Ltd;
• Sue Johnston, Apprenticeship Operations Manager, AS Watson UK; and
• Sue Renny, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, AS Watson UK.
Jason Sprenger, HABC Chief Executive, said, ‘2014 has been a year of huge upheaval for apprenticeships and we hope to bring some clarity and insight to the significant changes that the sector is undergoing. Our speakers will be providing comprehensive and timely updates on a range of areas including current and future apprenticeship developments, the constraints that providers find themselves facing, the support available and leadership training for deliverers – all within the context of the recent changes’.
The conference is expected to be HABC’s biggest yet, with an anticipated 600 delegates including blue-chip corporate clients and brand names, leading industry experts and educators and trainers.
The apprenticeship seminar is one of seven that make up the entire conference covering a number of sectors including fire safety/health and safety, first aid, food safety, licensing, pool lifeguarding and security.