3rd Broadcast National Conference: Information, Advice and Guidance #IAG12
15 Mar 2012
Looking to the future of careers guidance in challenging times

Headline Speakers

 

The provision of objective information on learning and career opportunities is vital to ensure young people make thoughtful and well-informed choices about their next steps in education, training or employment.

The importance of information, advice and guidance (IAG) was further highlighted in the Government’s 2011 Education Bill, giving schools autonomy and flexibility in developing their own careers education programmes.

With the implementation of the Education Bill, the development of the first all-age careers service for England and the release of the Importance of Teaching White Paper; schools, colleges and local authorities were left pondering how best to implement the new requirements to ensure that every young person is provided the best possible start to adult life.

Strategically timed for just before the implementation of the government’s all-age careers service, this conference brought together experts and leaders from schools, the further and higher education sectors, local authorities and all others involved in the provision of IAG to hear what the future holds.

Programme
09:00
Registration, refreshments and exhibition
10:00
Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, AccessHE
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

10:10
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Member, Careers Profession Taskforce in England and co-founder of the UK Careers Profession Alliance
Beyond Connexions: Revitalising the professional status of career guidance

10:30
Verity Bullough, Executive Director of Capacity and Infrastructure, Skills Funding Agency
Managing the National Careers Service

10:45
Brian Lightman, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders
The role of schools and colleges in meeting the requirements of the Education Bill

11:00
Questions and Discussion
11:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:40
The practical implementation and delivery of IAG Engaging employers in IAG
Deborah Hill, Assistant Director of Specialism, Samuel Whitbread Community College; Adrian Miller, Assistant Principal, Engineering and CEIAG, Samuel Whitbread Community College

12:00
Vince Barrett, President, Association for Careers Education and Guidance
'The Quality in Careers Standard' (QiCS) - Assuring High Quality Careers Education Provision in Schools and Colleges

12:20
Pete Smilie, CEIAG Consultant, Support Challenge and Intervention, Luton Borough Council
Supporting school leadership of CEIAG - examples from Luton Borough Council

12:35
Panel Discussion: What will the role of the Careers Advisor be? Where will the opportunities be for Careers Advisors?
Deborah Hill, Assistant Director of Specialism, Samuel Whitbread Community College; Adrian Miller, Assistant Principal, Engineering and CEIAG, Samuel Whitbread Community College; Vince Barrett, President, Association for Careers Education and Guidance; Pete Smillie, CEIAG Consultant, Support Challenge and Intervention, Luton Borough Council

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Ian Taylor, Deputy Head, Gloucester Academy
Key Issues Seminars: Introducing a new generation of internships

14:00
Tami McCrone, Research Manager, Centre for Evidence and Evaluation, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
Key Issues Seminars: Discussion group: Practically implementing IAG

14:00
Carolyn Savage, Head of Apprenticeship Vacancies, National Apprenticeship Service
The role of apprenticeships

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:20
Joshua Lamaswala and Peter Cobrin Case Study: the reality behind the IAG experience
15:35
Leanne Hunnex, Ks4 Progression Leader, Dorcan Academy
Case Study: Tackling the cuts; demonstrating best practice and feedback on the Raising Participation Age trial

15:50
Jessica Stubbings, Development Manager, East Sussex County Council and Local Leader for the DfE on Raising the Participation Age
Case Study: Reducing the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)

16:05
Panel Discussion: The changing shape of HE and impact on vocational learning
Leeanne Hunnex Ks4 Progression Leader, Dorcan Academy; Jessica Stubbings, Development Manager, East Sussex County Council and Local Leader for the DfE on Raising the Participation Age

16:30
Close of conference