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When: 17 November 2017

Location: Hilton Hotel, Sheffield

The FETN Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for managers and practitioners to share good practice and network with colleagues and sector experts in the pursuit of excellence.

The workshops offer a range of themes that support the development and improvement of tutorial, support and learner development in Further Education, Higher Education and Work Based Learning.

Our opening keynote this year, delivered by Gary Philips, Head of Workforce Development at the Education & Training Foundation, is ‘No longer a side dish: the importance of tutorial in our outcome focused world’. This thought provoking presentation will provide an opportunity to reflect on why, and how, tutorial in its various guises can no longer be just an add on to a student’s programme, and the cost to a provider who does not take it seriously.

Our afternoon keynote is ‘British Values including Prevent in the context of the tutoring role’ delivered by Julie Gibson, author, Ofsted inspector, chief examiner and respected advisor. This will be an interactive presentation that explores British values, including Prevent and how we manage these effectively. It will focus on practice, rather than theory, allowing reflection on what will help your learners to enjoy both achievement now and positive next steps.

Workshops themes include:

  • The challenges of the tutor/assessor in work-based learning
  • Strategies that improve learner attendance
  • Making sense of the mystery hour: a structured approach to group tutorial
  • Tutoring HE in an FE context
  • Tried & tested tutor training and it’s impact on students and staff
  • Equality and diversity in the context of the tutoring role

Further workshops will be announced shortly

This event is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Personal Tutors, Learning Mentors, Progress Coaches
  • Teachers with responsiblity for learner support and progress
  • Work-based learning assessors
  • Teacher trainers
  • Managers with responsibility for effective delivery of tutorial, support & wider skills development

The content & application is relevant across the Education & Training Sector including:

  • Further Education
  • Higher Education
  • Sixth Form Colleges
  • Academies
  • Adult and Community Education
  • Work Based Learning & Apprenticeships

 Delegate Testimonials

This has been the most useful conference I have been to in a very long time

Great conference, every time I attend I feel even more passionate & motivated about tutorial

“First time at the conference, great variety of speakers, smoothly operated, well presented and a great use of time”

“Always such a fabulous day full of new ideas to explore, worth every penny, great networking opportunities”

For delegate rates and to book your place please visit the Event Webpage

N:B. All programme details are correct at time of print but may be subject to alteration at the organiser’s discretion

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