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The events bring together young people, business leaders and other stakeholders to discuss specific issues.

Engagement is key to our policy making; so we hold regular events across Wales in partnership with, and for, our stakeholders. In this section you will find details of the events being run by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

We hold many events across Wales to engage with our stakeholders. These events are free to attend, and provide a great opportunity for you to engage with Ministers and policy makers, to help shape the education and skills provision in Wales.

Employability and Apprenticeships Programme – Communication events

Important notice – Due to unforeseen circumstances the communication events, which are scheduled for 26 – 28 September has had to be cancelled. Further information about the procurement will be provided during the end of September. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Employability and Apprenticeship Programme - Prior Information Notice (PIN) Events

Events were held on 20, 21, 26 and 29 September 2016.

Vocational Qualifications Day and Awards

A national celebration of the impact that vocational qualifications (VQs) have on learners and employers.

Planning the future, making it happen conference

In April 2014 Buttle UK announced they were withdrawing the Quality Mark for supporting care leavers in higher and further education institutions.

Work Based Learning Tender 4 Invitation to Tender (ITT) Events

We have a range of programmes which are delivered to around 60,000 learners on work based learning programmes each year, including its Jobs Growth Wales programme.

All Wales SPFP summit

We are pleased to share with you an invitation to attend the all Wales Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) summit on 10 January 2014.

Work Based Learning Tender 4 - Prior Information Notice (PIN) Events

The Welsh Government have recently held Prior Information Notice events in North and South Wales to provide you with information about the forthcoming tender opportunity.

ULN Stakeholder forum - June 2013

There has been an overwhelmingly positive response and recognition of the potential of ULN to improve services to learners.

Consultation on proposals which seek to introduce a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme for children who are home educated: Consultation events 18, 26 and 30 October, 2012

The proposals in this consultation seek to introduce a compulsory registration and monitoring scheme for children who are home educated.

Forward in Partnership for Children and Young People with Additional Needs: Consultation events 25 and 27 September and 11 October, 2012

Due to the huge amount of demand for the two events on 25 and 27 September we have arranged an additional consultation event on Thursday 11 October.

Further education consultation event, Monday 10 September 2012

On 2 July 2012, the Minister for Education and Skills published a White Paper setting out the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals in relation to further and higher education reform.

National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) Consultation Events: 11 July, 18, 19 and 21 September

The Welsh Government is organising a series of consultation events across Wales.

Teaching makes a difference: One year on - 8, 13, 15 and 20 March 2012

The Welsh Government is organising a series of four education conferences across Wales.

Business Skills Success Conference and Awards: 29 September 2011

This unique free daytime event will bring together a high profile business speaker with networking opportunities and celebrate the achievements of exemplar organisations who have invested in skills development.

Raising School Standards - Leighton Andrews, 29 June 2011

The Minister for Education and Skills gave a keynote address on “Raising School Standards”, and this was followed by a Question and Answer session.

Unique Learner Number (ULN) Service for Schools: Half day events on 16, 17 and 20 May 2011

The Welsh Assembly Government is encouraging and supporting the use of the Unique Learner Number (ULN) to provide a single identifier for every learner in Wales.

Principal Learning Regional Road shows: 22, 23 and 25th March 2011

These Regional Road shows are open to anyone planning to run the qualifications or to find out more information. There will be presentations from practitioners running the qualifications, with the primary aims of sharing good practice, considering quality provision, collaborative working and pedago ...

Welsh in Education Strategic Plans Workshop: Wednesday 23 March 2011

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) published its Welsh-medium Education Strategy in April 2010. One of the Strategy’s main objectives is to introduce a new planning framework for Welsh-medium and Welsh-language education which will be led by WAG but delivered by local authorities.

National Conference for Pupil Referral Units

The Conference for Pupil Referral Units provided an opportunity to hear about policy developments in education otherwise than at school. The conference provided the opportunity to consider policies and practice, share information on best practice and help shape future approaches.

Intermediate Labour Market Launch Event

On 10th February 2011, Leighton Andrews AM, the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, launched the Welsh Assembly Government’s new £900,000 pilot scheme to help young people aged 16 to 17 into employment.