October 2013

BDTA Dental Showcase – 17-19 October 2013, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham

Visit us on stand C09a and find out how our dental nursing Apprenticeships can help you give your staff the opportunity to gain an essential qualification, or give a new member of your team the best possible start to their career.

The British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) Dental Showcase is the UK’s largest dental exhibition.  It brings together the biggest names in the dental world, and offers dental professionals the opportunity to meet experts in the fields of dental equipment, products, technologies and services.

Organised by the BDTA, BDTA Dental Showcase is the longest established and best attended show in the dental calendar annually attracting thousands of dentists, practice managers, hygienists, therapists, dental nurses, lab owners, dental technicians and dental receptionists.

You will be able to visit many of the 350 stands, meet fellow professionals, find out what’s new in dentistry, watch live demonstrations and attend the Mini Lectures.

Exporting Excellence – 16 October 2013, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster Conference Centre

This one day conference will investigate the global possibilities that exist for the UK education industry. The agenda will explore how UK education is positioned worldwide, the current demands of the world’s developing and established nations and where the opportunities might lie for British educational institutions, organisations and businesses. There will be a Ministerial address by the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Industry-leading minds will examine what the Coalition Government is doing to promote the export of British education and whether more needs to be done. What incentives are available from overseas governments? What are the funding options open to those keen to internationalise their business?

Through a series of case studies by both geography and industry sector, Exporting Excellence 2013 will determine how best to evaluate new markets, highlight the successes and challenges of entering a new jurisdiction, and summarise the lessons that will assist you in executing the “perfect” market entry.

Join Suzana Lopes, our Senior Vice-President of Sales, for a panel discussion ‘Vocational education – a viable export?’ This session will explore the business case for exporting the UK’s expertise in vocational education. It will consider which markets are showing strong demand for such expertise, and look at the practical challenges associated with entering these markets. We’ll cover:

  • Global demand profile
  • Investment opportunities
  • Potential barriers
  • The growing importance of ‘employability’
  • Up-skilling, retraining, specialist skills

Session time: 10.10

You can book to attend the Exporting Excellence event here.

Skills Yorkshire and the Humber 16-17 October, Centenary Pavillion, Leeds United Football Club

Skills Yorkshire and the Humber is the biggest skills and careers event happening in the region. Aimed at 15-24 year olds this free event will inspire and motivate.  Whether you’re at school or college, starting work, a teacher, parent/carer or family this is the one event that could change your future.  Visit and be inspired, motivated and thrilled with over 50 organisations providing interactive features from every major career sector imaginable.  You’ll have the chance to get a real taste of different future career options, whatever your dreams or ambitions.

learndirect will be exhibiting at this event – you can find us on stand 33.

You can register to attend for free at www.skillsyh.co.uk

The Restaurant Show 7-9 October 2013, Earls Court 2, London

Visit us on stand J21 in the exhibition hall at this FREE key event in the hospitality calendar and talk to us about your business challenges and training needs.

Your staff are the front-line resource that can make or break your hospitality business. We can help train them with our range of Apprenticeships and qualifications in hospitality and catering.

With more than 180,000 hospitality and leisure establishments in the UK, the industry employs more than 2 million people – that’s around seven per cent of the UK workforce! But with a high turnover too, it can be tough to attract and keep those rising stars who can make a real difference to your business.

That’s where our range of hospitality and catering qualifications can help. Not only are we working with the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) on licensed hospitality qualifications, but with everything from food and drink service, and kitchen services, to professional cookery and supervision and leadership, we’re here to provide a viable progression route from front of house through to back of house, management and beyond.

The event times are 10am – 5pm each day. You can register for your free ticket here

We look forward to seeing you at the Restaurant Show.


World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 1-2 October 2013, NEC, Birmingham

The World of Learning Conference combines extensive research with authoritative input from key industry figures to provide an up-to-the minute overview of the major trends affecting the senior learning and development professional.

Dereth Wood, our Group Director of Learning, Strategy and Policy, joined Mike Thompson, Head of Learning & Development, Barclays for a session to discuss ‘Ensuring future employees have the relevant skills’. Some of the issues we explored were how businesses should start to take more action to provide skills, and how this is working in practice. We also discussed how businesses can collaborate to deliver qualifications of value.