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When: 20 November 2020

Location: Live Online

The FETN Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity for managers and practitioners across the FE and Training Sector to discuss a range of topics, hear about the latest developments in tutorial provision and share ideas in the pursuit of excellence.

As with many other national activities, the impact of COVID-19 has encouraged us to look at how we can bring this highly valued event to you in a safe and worthwhile manner. To this end we are inviting you to join colleagues and sector experts in our first Virtual Annual Conference.

Following the event you will receive a recording of all the workshops and keynote presentations. The presentations offer a range of themes pertinent to the new Education Inspection Framework, Gatsby Benchmarks and the impact of COVID-19 on current practice in tutorial, support and learner development across the Further Education and Training Sector.

Keynote Presentations:

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield  will share his perspective as Shadow Minister for Apprenticeships & Lifelong Learning on the challenges of COVID-19 for the Further Education Sector and how best to move forward. 

Beej Kaczmarczyk, Director of eMemoir & the White Rose College of Beauty, and highly respected trainer & consultant presenting ‘Challenges of COVID-19 Recovery for Tutorial Provision’ during which he will consider the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and how those responsible for tutorial provision can respond to the challenges it brings.

Ryhs Davies will share his expertise on Quality Assurance and Improvement of Tutorial Provision in the New Inspection Environment. Rhys is a highly experienced senior manager, consultant and trainer in the Further Education and Skills Sector and has extensive inspection experience. Rhys will explore how effective tutorial provision can support the wider development of the learner and how tutors can improve their own practice so as to cover the emphases of current approaches to quality assurance.

Conference Workshops:

  • Improving Student Engagement in Remote Group Tutorials
  • The Digital Environment: Changing Trends and Student Behaviours
  • Meeting the Needs of Gatsby and the EIF to Deliver an Outstanding Provision

We will also be announcing the winner and finalists of the FETN Outstanding Personal Tutor Award 2020 sponsored by eSafe Global.

This event is designed to meet the needs of:

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

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”

How to Book: To reserve a place please complete the Booking Form. The Event Code is AC2020

How you can pay: Once you have completed your online booking form you can pay by debit or credit card, simply contact us on 0780 058 5595. If you prefer we can invoice you provided you enter a Purchase Order Number in the booking form. N:B Invoice terms are strictly 28 days.

Delegate Fee: £95 (FETN Members) or £125 (Non-members) As the event is online this year we are pleased to offer 2 places for the price of 1 to enable delegates to share the day with a colleague. You will be free to both join for the full day or to split the day according to your availability.

If you are not a current member of FETN you can join for as little as £95 to save on this and other events and resources. Visit our membership page for further details or email Sally Wootton

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