Data Conference 2023

        Lsect’s Data Conference typically brings together more than 300 ILR funding and data specialists to discuss funding, data quality, and the use of data to run efficient organisations and raise education standards. Running now for ten years, it has established itself as the ‘must attend’ event for ILR specialists from colleges, training providers, local authorities, HEIs and employer providers.

        This high profile conference will provide a vital opportunity to hear updates and best practice from the ESFA and sector experts, as well as share experiences and meet other colleagues working with data in colleges and training providers.

        The conference is relevant to 16-18 study programmes, AEB and apprenticeships and includes speakers from the ESFA. So this conference will be of benefit to all providers returning a single ILR.


        09:30 Registration and breakfast

        10.30 Welcome and introductions. Nick Linford, Lsect

        10.35 Key funding rules, rates and reform updates, Nick Linford

        11.00 Changes to the ILR for 2023/24 and Q&A, Mark Shield and Keith Burn, Data Specification Managers, ESFA

        11.50 Break for coffee and networking

        12.10 Data and reporting for the apprenticeship Accountability Framework. Nick Linford and Mark Emerson, Director of Information Services at Chelmsford College and ADI developer

        13.00 Break for lunch and networking

        13.45 The Unit for Future Skills & access to new data-sets. Frank Bowley, Head of the Unit for Future Skills, DfE

        14.15 Accountability Agreements for 2023/24 and the FE Performance Dashboard. Debbie Watson, Head of provider strategy and frameworks, DfE

        14.45  Bootcamp funding and data. Nick Linford and Judy Severn, Data & Compliance Manager, Babington Business College

        15.15 Update on ILR audit tools and future of PDSATs. Karl Bentley, funding auditor, RSM and Q&A

        16.00 Data conference end

        Places are expected to go fast, so register now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £325 + VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation), and bookings can be cancelled online up to a week in advance at no cost. FE Week gold members will receive £110 off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.

        Of benefit to MIS and funding/finance and other senior staff, such as from:– Sixth form colleges and general FE colleges- Independent learning providers (delivering apprenticeships and other 16-18 and 19+ provision)- Local authorities, universities and employer providers funded by the ESFA- Staff from other organisations with an interest in FE funding and the ILR.

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