Content for the FE Week Festival of Skills has been designed to ensure that professionals at various levels and areas in the Further Education and Skills sector will benefit from their attendance.

For the 2016 Festival of Skills content will be divided into six key zones with various themes.  Zones for 2016 will include: teachers, students, support staff, management and leadership and governance.

Each zone will have a series themes. Please see below examples of themes within their respective zones.


English | Maths | SEND | Other curriculum | Use of technology | Assessment | Prevent duty | Sharing best practice

Support staff

Finance | Administration | Health and safety | Marketing | Human resources | Technology | Student support | Careers advice

Management and leadership

Management skills | Prevent duty | Policy updates | Localism and area reviews | Quality and inspection | Finance for non-finance


Sessions for new governors | Updates for governors |  Sessions for new clerks | Updates for clerks


Campaigns | Union representation | Student voice | Raising aspiration

In late March we will be announcing our draft content for this year’s Festival. Before then we would like to invite those interested in speaking to apply to be part of this year’s Festival.  If you are interested in speaking or would like to suggest a speaker, please complete our speaker application form – click here.


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