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The Apprenticeship Levy: One Year On - Collab Group Annual Conference 2018

Collab Group is a forward thinking membership organisation which represents leading Colleges and College Groups who collaborate, at a local and national level.

We are delighted to announce our first Annual Conference to be held at Evershed Sutherlands, London on the 18th June 2018.

The theme for our conference will be to explore the successes and challenges facing the apprenticeship levy one year after implementation.

We would be delighted if you could join us for our conference; an exciting day of debate, informative talks and opportunities to meet with leading learning and development professionals.

Join fellow decision makers, employers and policy influencers to collaboratively discuss, explore and help shape the future success of apprenticeships.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by:

  • Neil Carberry, Managing Director of People and infrastructure at the CBI, and Chief Executive designate of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation
  • Neil Carmichael, Senior Adviser at PLMR and Non-Executive Adviser at Wild Search


  • Scott Bell Apprenticeship + Programme Manager Laing O'Rourke.


  • Creating Levy Flexibility

For the levy to create maximum impact, it needs to be flexible to keep pace with changing demand. This workshop will examine how the mechanisms underpinning the levy can be adapted to respond directly to the skills needs of industry. Topics that will be covered include looking at new ways of allocating the 10% underspend for levy paying employers and expanding the types of activity that can be funded through levy payments.

  • End point assessment and employer engagement

Ensuring that end point assessment processes are in place for all apprentices has been an area of critical importance since the introduction of the levy and the move from standards to frameworks. This workshops will look at some of the issues and solutions surrounding end point assessments and how new approaches to employer engagement in apprenticeship delivery can be developed.

  • Developing skills and talent attraction

Apprenticeships will play a key role in closing our national skills gap and they will be an important source of talent for both large and small employers. This workshop will look at the wider role that apprenticeships can play in meeting our national skills needs, and how apprenticeships will play a crucial role in creating a highly skilled and adaptable workforce.

Join us for a drinks reception sponsored by Mindful Education from 4:30 pm till 7:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you.

As places are limited we ask those interested in attending our conference to please complete the form via the link below


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