GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 2 October 2015

GQA Conference 2015 - 4th Workshop Confirmed

GQA are delighted to welcome Neil Hartis MBE of CITB to the Workshop delivery line-up for our Approved Centre Conference to be held at the impressive Schueco Network Centre on the 26th of November 2015.

“Trailblazers-the route from conception to completion and delivery”

Neil Joined CITB after 30 years’ service in the Royal Air Force Regiment in 2000, and worked for the construction Awarding Body as the Responsible Officer for competence assurance and introduced awareness seminars for all assessors and verifiers. The forming of the Sector Skills Council (SSC) brought a change of role, with Neil now responsible for the apprenticeship frameworks for Construction across the UK including the management of completion certificates using Apprenticeship Certification England (ACE), Apprenticeship Certification Wales (ACW) and MA Online 2 (Scotland). Going forward Neil is taking on the challenge of Trailblazer for Apprenticeships.

This workshop will present the Government’s Trailblazer initiative for Apprenticeships, with Neil being involved in the Trailblazer scheme from it’s very early days he will give an explanation of the process that has to be followed to turn the idea into reality. This includes information on the important part that Employers have to play, and update on what Trailblazers are approved and in development, the delivery methods and an indication of the funding mechanisms”

If you haven’t yet booked your place, What are you waiting for?  Book your place by contacting Emma Barnsley on Tel: 0114 2720033 or simply email  Don’t be left wondering what you missed out on this November!