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IT Technical Training Conference 2019

BCS Learning & Development Specialist Group

One-Day Conference on

Inspiring Competence in IT


Conference Programme:

09.30 – 10.00: Registration with tea and coffee

10.00 – 10.15: Conference Introduction

Kevin Streater – Chair, BCS Learning & Development Specialist Group

10.15 – 10.45:

Keynote 1: 21st Century Skills – Filling the UK IT Skills Gap. Are schools and colleges delivering competent future employees?

Speaker: Lord Lucas, Editor, Good Careers Guide and past member of the
UK Parliament Digital Skills Committee

10.45 – 11.15:

Keynote 2: How can we demonstrate competence in IT that employers will trust
Demystifying the skills landscape – T-levels, Apprenticeships, Degrees

Speaker: Chris Jones, Group Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee

11.30 – 12.00: Breakouts 1:
• Room 1: Developing staff competence: How can it be made to work well?
• Room 2: How can we deliver competence-based training?

12.00 – 12.10: Room change

12.10 – 12.40: Breakouts 2:
• Room 1: Digital Badging – competence recognition for all
• Room 2: Case studies: How can you assess competence 1 – in the workplace

12.40 – 14.00: Lunch, Exhibition and Networking – Room 3

14.00 – 14.40: Breakouts 3:
• Room 1: Using competence frameworks in anger – SFIA case study
• Room 2: Case studies: How can you assess competence 2 – in academia

14.40 – 14.50: Room change

14.50 – 15.30: Breakouts 4:
• Room 1: Working with multiple competence frameworks
• Room 2: Case studies: How do you assess competence 3 – vocational education

15.30 – 15.40: Room change

15.40 – 16.15: Panel Session and Conference Wrap-Up
Expert panel discussion led by Jon Buttriss, Independent Learning Consultant

16.15 – 17.00: Networking & Drinks

17.00: Close & Adjourn to local venue



Competence is the most important measure of a person’s ability to perform their work, however in
the technical learning world we often equate how to do a task as competence.

Are they the same?

The Richard’s Report in 2012 identified competence as the key element missing from
apprenticeship programmes and this led to a wholesale reform of apprenticeships. Competence is
increasingly important in all aspects of work.
“Inspiring Competence in IT”

In this conference, we will consider:

• How can we encourage employers, University’s, training providers and professional bodies
that competence is more importance than task-based learning?
• Is the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) of any value?
• What frameworks, models and teaching practices can really help close the IT skills gap?
• Is Workforce Credentialing as it stands today just taking us back to the concept of Scout
badges or will it evolve to bridge the growing divide between the personalised learning
experience and the more rigid Certification experience?

These and other questions will form the basis of a frank discussion around the future evolution of competence giving organisations an opportunity to make their voices heard on where to add value.

FEES are exlusive of VAT and Event Brite Charges
BCS, LPI and CEdMA Members: £40.00
Full Time Students: £25.00
Non-members: £60.00
Non-Members Early Bird: £50.00
(Cost includes refreshments and Buffet Lunch)

A full refund will be issued if a cancellation is received within 7 days of the booking date, otherwise, name substitutions will be allowed after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


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(Don't delete)  Inspiring Competence in IT - IT Technical Training Conference 2019 - Learning & Development Specialist Group
Date and time
Wednesday 2 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Avenue
Ground Floor
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