Functional Skills - Making the transition from policy to implementation
11 Jul 2012
Broadcast from London

From August, Functional Skills will become a compulsory part of all substantive further education courses, replacing Adult Basic Skills and Key Skills.


This broadcast of the Functional Skills conference will look at how providers manage the necessary transition; upskilling teaching staff and embedding the new programmes into existing areas of the curriculum, as well as the role of technology and new flexible teaching methods.


Online viewers will be able to watch live and on-demand; participate in interactive discussions and feed back to the main conference in London.

Programme
09:50
Interview with Giles Hall from bksb
How bksb can help skills assessment for your organisation

10:00
Maureen Emmett, Director, EM Skills; ex-Senior Policy Advisor to QCDA
Welcome and introduction from broadcast Chair

10:10
Jayne Holt, Assistant Principal, Learning Services, Walsall College
Managing the transition to Functional Skills

10:30
Jill Lanning, Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies
Quality and assessment

10:50
Gordon Franks, Director, Gordon Franks Training
Successfully delivering Functional Skills

11:10
Panel discussion and online questions: Session 1
11:30
Break
12:00
Alyson Shields, Head of School, Foundation Studies and Learner Support, New College Durham
Professional development for teachers of vocational subjects

12:20
Jonathan Wells, Managing Director, Guroo
Using technology for Functional Skills diagnostics

12:40
Panel discussion and online questions: Session 2
12:50
End of broadcast