VTCT to discuss future of vocational learning at second conference
The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) has announced dates for its second national conference, which will discuss the government's vision for the future of vocational qualifications, their funding and their framework. The annual conference will take place on Monday May 9 in Birmingham and will be titled 'Raising Future Standards'. It will cover the impact of the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) and how it will develop in the future. It will also cover findings from Professor Alison Wolf's independent review of vocational qualifications and issues raised regarding funding. Key speakers include Francis Thomas, director of internal and external affairs at Ofqual; Gareth Griffiths, head of curriculum and qualifications policy at Young People's Learning Agency; and Jeanette Castles, VTCT's external verifier and owner of The Therapy Learning Centre, Essex. VTCT business development manager Nic Robinson said: 'It is important for us to make sure that training providers are kept up to date and informed about the changes to vocational education and how it affects the qualifications we offer. Our national conference gives us a chance to meet many of our centres face to face and explain what VTCT will be doing to embrace education developments.' Tickets cost £100 with a 25% discount before April 8.