The voice of specialist further education

Conference 2021: Reflection and Renewal

Once again we are unable to gather in one place for our annual national conference. So instead of our usual two-day get-together, we are offering you a week of virtual activities and events designed to upskill your workforce and improve your provision. The four days will be packed with workshops, webinars, keynote talks and informal networking sessions for you to drop in and out of according to your interests and availability.

With a theme of reflection and renewal, we will spend a little time looking back over the past year, but more importantly we will be looking forward. Together we will explore a range of different topics, share information and expertise and challenge and support one another to achieve the highest possible quality of provision.

One of the advantages of an online conference is that you can involve many more people from your college. There are sessions for college leaders, managers, and practitioners covering different disciplines. Every morning there will be a keynote speaker or panel, reflecting on how the pandemic has affected policy and looking forward to the future of the specialist FE sector. The keynote session will be followed by bite-sized snippets of good practice or information and an opportunity for informal networking. Every afternoon there will be a choice of workshops and webinars.

We finish on Thursday afternoon with our annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the very best of specialist further education. Everyone is invited to take part in the celebrations, so come along and cheer on your favourite from the shortlisted colleges. 

Booking details

The conference is free of charge to Natspec members. Explore the programme by clicking on the boxes below, and register to attend on our events page. You will be sent the Zoom links for each session when you have registered.

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