GQA Qualifications Blog

Monday 25 March 2013

Be Better Informed - GQA Approved Centre Conference 25th July 2013 – Keynote Speaker – Mr James Ayling (NAS)

GQA are delighted to announce that Mr James Ayling, Head of Employer Accounts at the National Apprenticeship Service, will be our keynote speaker at the GQA Approved Centre Conference taking place on the 25th July 2013 at Schueco’s impressive Network Centre in Milton Keynes.
There is much proposed change in the system with the advent of the Employer Ownership Pilots, the Government’s response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships and this autumn’s implementation of the Traineeship programme and James will discuss how these will drive future change to apprenticeships, and the qualifications associated with them.

The Conference schedule is building well, with James joining Andy Carrington of Derby College (Building Regulations for Fenestration) and Declan Moore of the GGF (Health and Safety) as confirmed speakers. Workshops on ‘Effective Assessment’, ‘Delivering GQA Leadership Qualifications’ and ‘MTCs / Continued Competence’ are being developed and will also be confirmed shortly.  

The conference will again close with the GQA EV and Staff nominated Approved Centre Awards, recognising good practice in Assessment, Internal Verification and overall Approved Centre practice.

Cost of the Conference is £95 per delegate. Don’t miss out – Be Better Informed and book your place now by contacting the GQA Office on 0114 2720033 or