Functional Skills Delivery and Training Events



Event Date: 05/09/2012
The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
NCFE is hosting a free information and training event for our Functional Skills qualifications. This event is aimed at curriculum managers, programme leaders and tutors within colleges and training providers who are delivering or considering to deliver one or more of the NCFE Functional Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT. Suitable for those delivering as part of an Apprenticeship or other learning programme, this half day event will help you develop the best possible approach to your Functional Skills delivery.

What will you get out of the day?
This is a practical event designed to equip you and your team with the knowledge and tools to help you deliver NCFE's Functional Skills qualifications successfully.
We will share information on preparation and contextualising to different sectors, student activities, delivery and evidence gathering. There will be an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues and discuss any questions you have on the qualifications and their content.
This will also be a perfect chance to find out about the range of support we have available, as well as a fantastic CPD opportunity.

Key speaker

Maureen Emmett MBA - Director, Providing Solutions Ltd
Maureen is a senior educational professional with over 25 years experience in the education sector as a policy advisor, business manager, senior leader and practitioner; with a comprehensive understanding of schools, post 16 and work based education sectors.
Having held senior positions at Edexcel and in the FE sector, Maureen was headhunted by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) in 2008 to join the senior team as a Strategy Manager to support the development of the Functional Skills qualifications. She was responsible for monitoring and evaluating the experience of 3000 centres that took part in the three year pilot; working with key stakeholders and communicating with the providers who would be delivering the qualifications from September 2010.
Maureen then moved into a Senior Policy Advisor role with the remit to monitor the implementation of functional skills qualifications, reporting her findings to the QCDA Board until the Agency closed in March 2012. Maureen now spends her time utilising her extensive experience to support effective Functional Skills delivery and assessment as a freelance consultant.

Draft programme

12:00 Arrival, registration and lunch
12:45 Welcome & introductions from the Chair
Christine Paxton - NCFE Business Development Manager
12:55 Why Functional Skills?
Maureen Emmett - Director, Providing Solutions Ltd
13:15 Common barriers in delivering Functional Skills
13:30 Useful information & tips for success
Jake Tween - NCFE Sector Leader
13:45 Questions & Answers
13:55 Resources and Materials
Carl Gibson - Commercial Director, For Skills Ltd
14:15 Resources and Materials
Claire Johnstone - Vocational Manager, Nelson Thornes
14:30 On-going Support
Christine Paxton - NCFE Business Development Manager
14.40 Refreshment break
14.55 Contextualisation and Functional Skills Delivery workshop
Lead by Jake Tween - NCFE Sector Leader. Supported by Nelson Thornes and For Skills
15.45 Questions & Answers
16.15 Summing up and close by the Chair