March 2014

15th Annual Association of Test Publishers Conference: 2- 5 March, Scottsdale, Arizona

We’re platinum sponsors of this leading conference that fosters innovation by showcasing the latest technologies in e-assessment and encouraging relationships among the diverse group of attendees. Conference attendees learn from industry experts, as well as from each other, in an effort to grow and further succeed through collaboration.

We’re holding a presentation entitled Overcoming the challenges of implementing large-scale e-assessment and learning solutions. Through a series of case studies, this session will explore the challenges faced when implementing large-scale e-assessment and learning solutions. It will highlight the operational efficiencies that need to be in place to set-up a large network to support the candidates and learners, as well as putting in place high security measures to ensure the integrity of the content and assessment.

For more information, visit the Innovation in testing website.

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Voice of Apprenticeships Conference, 4-5 March 2014, London Film Museum

This conference is now a major of National Apprenticeships Week, and is recognised as such by the National Apprenticeship Service. The conference is aimed at all those working in Apprenticeships, post-16 education, skills and training, and brings together some 500 delegates each day to hear from a number of high profile speakers and network with a diverse mix of exhibitors.

learndirect is exhibiting at the exhibition and delivering a workshop entitled ‘Are school leavers equipped for work’, which we hope will stimulate discussion at the event. We will consider the skills gaps in school leavers and identify how Apprenticeships and Traineeships can address these by providing 16-18 year olds the vocational skills required to succeed in the workplace.

Sessions are being held on:
Tuesday 4 March from 11:45am – 12:45pm. Hosted by David Way, former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service, Tracey Braithwaite from Lloyds Banking Group and Kate Hoole, Product Management Apprentice at learndirect
Wednesday 5 March from 12 – 1pm. Hosted by Dereth Wood, Tracey Braithwaite and Kate Hoole.

More information about the event can be found at www.apprenticeships4england.info

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Skills North West: 5-6 March, EventCity, Trafford Centre, Manchester

Skills North West is the biggest skills and careers event 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. Hands on interactive features will give you a 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 120.

Register to attend for free at www.skillsnw.co.uk/

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learndirect webinar: A case for implementation of an Apprenticeship programme – 11.30am – 12.30pm, 7 March 2014

Join Steve Morris (Business Development Director at learndirect), along with panel members David Way (former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service) and Lloyd Thomas (Group Apprenticeship Manager at The Co-operative Group) as they host a webinar in conjunction with Personnel Today entitled: A case for implementation of an Apprenticeship programme.

The webinar is free and will take place during National Apprenticeship Week. To register and take part in the webinar please complete our form.

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Skills East of England: 12-13 March, Norfolk Showground, Norwich

Skills East of England is the region’s biggest skills and careers event for 15-24 year olds. Visit and be inspired, motivated and thrilled with over 70 organisations providing interactive features from every major career sector imaginable. Hands on interactive features will give you a chance to get a real taste of different future career options.
learndirect will be exhibiting at this event – you can find us on stand 30.

Register to attend for free at www.skillseastofengland.co.uk

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Skills South West: 19-20 March, UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol

Skills South West is the region’s biggest skills and careers event for 15-24 year olds. 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. Featuring over 70 organisations providing interactive features from every major career sector imaginable, this is your chance to try out your future and get hands on with exciting demonstrations.
learndirect will be exhibiting at this event – you can find us on stand 26.
Register to attend for free at www.skillssw.co.uk

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The National Career Guidance Show: 26 March, Olympia Central, London

The National Career Guidance Show gives career guidance professionals working with both young people and adults a chance to network and learn with like-minded colleagues; gain valuable insights and CPD at expert seminars and meet relevant and helpful organisations. In a time of professional change visiting this show enables you, whether you are new to the profession or an old hand, a chance to update your skills and expand your knowledge.
learndirect will be exhibiting at this event – you can find us on stand 80.
Register to attend for free at www.nationalcareerguidanceshow.com/

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Skills for Care Accolades and Conference, 27 March, Birmingham Metropole

This conference is aimed at those involved in organising training for staff involved in the care sector, and will feature high profile speakers presenting on the sector’s strategic direction, and give delegates a chance to share good practice with others from across the sector. There is also a programme of workshops to attend and a number of exhibitors presenting their products and services.

Alongside the conference and exhibition, are the Skills for Care Accolades, which recognise workforce quality and development in the care sector, and reward the best of the best in adult social care. learndirect is sponsoring the Best Employer Support for Apprenticeships award, and can be found in the exhibition area during the conference.

More information about the conference can be found at www.skillsforcare.org.uk

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Leading Women in Business Breakfast, 27 March, Grange Holborn Hotel, London

 

Organised by LondonlovesBusiness, this roundtable breakfast event aims to bring together some of London’s most experienced female business leaders to:
– discuss how companies can develop and mentor their female senior management pipeline
– thrash out the most effective strategies for developing female talent
– discuss best-practice examples around targeted and commercially-focused mentoring.

Suzana Lopes, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at learndirect is attending and will be sharing her thoughts on the above. Look out for the write up of this event in a special editorial feature here