Vocational education and training: developing the skills for a global economy (0450)

Venue: Manchester

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 13, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 18, 2005
Registration Date: Jan 14, 2005
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The event focuses on the impact of globalisation on vocational education and training issues faced by governments and practitioners. This seminar addresses the important question of how we engage with employers and create a demand-led system and examines the type of curriculum design and accreditation that can best meet the needs of employers in the workplace. It explores ways in which this can be achieved and what challenges this poses for the education system, providers and learners. The seminar style is highly interactive, with participants playing a key role in sharing experiences and practice in their different countries.

The main topics include:

• identifying the skills needs of industry
• developing a planning led approach
• curriculum design and accreditation
• developing a qualifications framework
• working with employers
• quality assurance

The event is directed by Jo Clough, International Director of the Association of Colleges (AoC), and Jenni
Edwards who has been involved in vocational education and training since its early inception and has a wide
breadth of experience within this field. I am enclosing several prospectuses to be passed amongst your

The seminar is designed for participants from around the world, who may have a range of experiences and expertise in vocational education and training. It is aimed at policy formers and decision makers in government and education, those engaged in VET policy reform, senior vocational educational practitioners and employers engaged in workforce development and skills training.


Additional Information

Fully residential fee: £950 (en-suite bedroom) if application is received before 31 November 2004 £1,050 (en-suite bedroom) if application is received after 31 November 2004 The fee includes: • 5 nights' accommodation from Sunday 13 February to Friday 18 February 2004 • all meals from dinner on the evening of Sunday 13 February to breakfast on Friday 18 February • a full professional and social programme • welcome and farewell packs (containing a programme, contributors' summaries, local information, etc.) • a group photograph • an experienced event manager in attendance throughout • emergency medical insurance. There are places for up to 35 participants.