Exploring new entry routes to the professions
Date: Wednesday, 25th April 2012
Time: 9am to 4.15pm
Location: Woburn House, London
About the conference
Where will professional bodies
find their future members? With aging workforces, rising university fees, and a
proliferation of professional qualifications and entry routes how can
professional bodies ensure the future of their membership? More than this how
can professional bodies make sure their qualified members are ready for work
and fit for purpose?
Vocational and work-based learning are becoming
increasingly prominent forms of education, for professional bodies these types
of qualifications are presenting new challenges to traditional degree-only
PARN’s conference will examine
what you need to do to engage with stakeholders in professional education;
universities, SSCs, government, and employers.
The conference will give an
overview on how professional bodies are maintaining quality while opening
access to professional careers, the
strategic thinking behind how professional bodies engage with qualifications,
and what employers want from professional qualifications.
Topics and speakers
We will be welcoming speakers from organisations at the frontier of
professional learning to provide case studies, advice and fresh and interesting
approaches to assessing competence.
Toni Fazaeli, Chief Executive of the Institute for Learning
Research into Vocational Learning
Christina Williams & William Hanson, Research Team at PARN
Getting Ofqual Accreditation
Linda Hausmanis, Head of Awarding Organisation at BIFM
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning
David Lloyd Roach, Director of Membership at ICE
ACCA/Oxford Brookes Partnership
Alan Hatfield, Director - Learning at ACCA
Academic Perspective on Work-Based Learning
Dr Darryll Bravenboer, Associate Dean Academic Development at Middlesex University
Debate on 'Do professionals need a degree?'
Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary at RCN
Jon Prichard, Chief Executive at The Engineering Council
Robin Vaughn, Executive Director at CIMA
Tom Macdonald, Quality & Standards Manager at SRA
Education and Employers Taskforce
Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research at E&E
Who should attend?
This conference will be valuable for professional body
staff concerned with:
This conference will be especially
important for “2nd destination” professions – those that entrants
turn to later in their careers – that must deal with a wide range of
experience, qualifications and competencies.
- Professional standards
- Entry to the profession
- Professional development
What will I gain
You will find out about PARN research into vocational and
work based professional learning, learn more on how to ensure that entry
requirements are fair while maintaining high standards, and discover how other
bodies balance members’ competing demands for both consistency and flexibility.
The issue of Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL) will be
covered and pitfalls, challenges and best practices shared.
Sponsors for the conference include:
Multiple Delegate Discounts
Additional discounts apply for bookings with multiple
delegates from one organisation! Call the Events Team at PARN on 0117 928 1997 to book by phone and receive these discounts:
- Second paying delegate: £25 off
- Each additional delegate: £50 off
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