Forthcoming Event

LLUKLifelong Learning UK are conducting a review of current qualifications for learning professionals in the further education sector in England and they want to hear from you! Local events give you the chance to meet with other colleagues and discuss the proposals. These FREE events will run from 10am – 3.30pm. To guarantee your place, please click on the relevant link below:
Taunton – Wednesday 2 February ~ London – Friday 4 February ~ Leeds – Monday 7 February ~ Manchester – Thursday 10 February
 
Self-facilitation Pack - For those who are keen to get involved but can’t make an event, then organise your own group discussion. Your event will be an opportunity for participants to discuss the proposals made in the review document with colleagues & others. This will help inform their individual responses to the proposals.
Download your self-facilitation pack
 
Online Survey - If you’re unable to attend an event, then you can still take part by completing the online survey. The survey is open to Friday 11 February 2011.
Press release ~ Findings Report – Phase 1
 
ACE: On Monday 7 February 2011, as part of Apprenticeship Week 2011, the National Apprenticeship Service is running a FREE event to help arts organisations discover how apprenticeship schemes can benefit the cultural sector.

To book your place
, please email
caroline.rainbow@apprenticeships.gov.uk  
Press release ~ 'Moving on up: Apprenticeships adding value in the cultural sector'
 
LSISLearning and Skills Improvement Serviceshave already held 4 learning fairs, all of which have proved to be a great success.  Together with the Teaching & Learning websites, they provide opportunities for a teaching & learning-dedicated community to meet, communicate & share resources.  The fairs cost £75 each, which can be paid for using your LSIS Account. Book your place on one of their forthcoming regional fairs.
Press release ~ Yorkshire and Humber ~ West Midlands ~ North West ~ Eastern ~ South East: date tbc
 
LBRO: The Local Better Regulation Office and the Trading Standards Institute are planning a series of seminars to stimulate debate regarding test-purchasing and more effective approaches to controlling age-restricted products.
 
The seminars will take place on March 22 (Manchester), March 23 (Birmingham), and March 29 (Cardiff) & 30 (Exeter). The 4 seminars have been developed in response to an evidence-based report from LBRO's Business Reference Panel, which highlighted the difficulties experienced by retailers. Contact Erica Butler (01212 264037) for details.
Press release ~ LBRO
 
RoSPA: Road safety experts will meet in February to find out how the reduction in public spending will impact on strategies to prevent accidents on the UK’s roads. The seminar, hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and entitled ‘Road Safety in a Time of Reduced Public Spending’, will take a close look at the challenges faced by road safety professionals in the current economic climate.  It will highlight the importance of evidence-based practice & evaluation in making the most of tight budgets.
 
In light of increasing financial pressures (especially on LAs) and to enable as many delegates as possible to attend, the 1-day seminar will take place instead of RoSPA’s annual 3-day Road Safety Congress. It will take place at Maple House in Birmingham on Tuesday, February 15.  
Press release ~ www.rospa.com/events/roadsafetyseminar/
 
EH: A specialist course on 'Archaeological Survey Using Airborne Lidar' is being held on 23 February 2011 at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education (OUDCE) in Oxford.  The course is designed for a professional audience, particularly those who are currently involved in research, fieldwork and the planning process and who are already aware of lidar, but have little or no practical experience with its use.
Press release ~ Course details
Giving the elderly a voice in Parliament: An interview with Rachael Maskell MP