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Professional Development Conference & CPD

We are now accepting bookings for HELOA’s upcoming Professional Development Conferences:

Understanding Apprenticeships
Wednesday 17 October at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield.

The upcoming Professional Development Conference will cover the who, what, where and why of apprenticeships at all levels. Delegates will hear from apprentices, universities and apprenticeship experts to get a better understanding of how apprenticeships work in practise. Please see the programme for further details.

To book your place, please fill in the online booking form by Wednesday 03 October. Your booking will be confirmed on the system as soon as you submit the form, but you will receive email confirmation of your booking once bookings have closed.

Accommodation is not included as part of the delegate rate however delegates can access a discounted conference rate if they wish to stay in the hotel. This needs to be booked individually (not through HELOA) and delegates need to highlight when booking that they are part of a conference. The costs are £79 per night for the Holiday Inn itself or £69 for the Holiday Inn Express, directly adjacent to the conference venue.

Working with Mature Students
Tuesday 27 November at the Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre.

This conference, held in collaboration with Student Loans Company, will cover ‘why and how we must work with mature learners’ as well as in depth information about the support and funding available to them. Please see the programme for further details.

To book your place, please fill in the online booking form by Tuesday 13 November. Your booking will be confirmed on the system as soon as you submit the form, but you will receive email confirmation of your booking once bookings have closed.

Managing Student Ambassador Schemes
Tuesday 4 December at the Jurys Inn, Cheltenham.

Focussing on sharing best practice, the conference will showcase different ways in which Student Ambassador schemes can be run. There will also be a spotlight on regulations relating to student workers. Further details of the programme will be released here in the coming weeks.

To book your place, please fill in the online booking form by Tuesday 20 November. Your booking will be confirmed on the system as soon as you submit the form, but you will receive email confirmation of your booking once bookings have closed.

All the Professional Development Conferences are one-day conferences, suitable for a wide range of practitioners who work in the Student Recruitment, Widening Participation and Schools Liaison sectors.

The conference fee is £130 for HELOA members and £175 for non-members. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

For any queries about these events, please contact training@heloa.ac.uk.