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Summer Data Conference 2017 - London

Nick Linford

Monday, 3 July 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Summer Data Conference 2017 - London

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The Lsect Summer Data Conference has been running for 8 years, and in 2017 it returns to the beautiful etc venue conference centre by St Pauls in the heart of London.

For the first time the conference will have a theme - which is the apprenticeship levy reforms.

Taking place a few days before the ILR R11 data return, in particular this conference will help MIS staff learn from R10 (the first data return under the levy funding system).


The FE Data Conference typically brings together more than 300 ILR funding and data specialists to discuss funding, data quality, and the use of data to run efficient organisations and raise education standards. Data quality is becoming increasingly important for colleges, training providers, commissioning agencies, auditors and Ofsted. This means data needs to be accurate, complete, timely, valid, credible, reliable, consistent and relevant. These high profile conferences provide a vital opportunity to hear good practice and updates from the experts, as well as share experiences and meet other colleagues working with data in colleges and training providers.

Note: this conference will be of benefit to all apprenticeships providers returning a single ILR.


10.00 Registration

10.30 Welcome and introductions
Nick Linford



10.35 ILR return for apprenticeship funding - learning lessons from R10 ahead of R11 Richard Clarke, ILR Data Governance Manager, Education and Skills Funding Agency

11.40 Break for coffee and networking

12.00 Navigating the Digital Apprenticeship System and ESFA double-lock (incl. FIS/Hub reports)
Nick Linford

13.00 Break for lunch and networking

13.50 How inspectors will use apprenticeships data and how they expected it to be used. Christopher Jones, Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

14.30 Use of data to measure performance and undertake market analysis
Nick Linford and others (to be confirmed)

15.30 Systems update - what other software and tools should you be aware of - including FAS
Nick Linford

16.00 Summer data conference end

* subject to change

MIS and funding/finance and other senior staff with an interest in apprenticeships, such as from:

- Sixth form colleges and general FE colleges
- Independent learning providers (delivering apprenticeships and other 16-18 and 19+ provision)
- Local authorities and universities funded by the ESFA
- Staff from other organisations with an interest in apprenticeship funding and data

Places are expected to go fast, so register now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £265+ VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation), and bookings can be cancelled online a week in advance at no cost.

FE Week gold members will receive £50 off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.

Do you have questions about Summer Data Conference 2017 - London? Contact Nick Linford

When & Where

etc venues St Pauls
200 Aldersgate St
EC1A 4HD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 3 July 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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Nick Linford

Nick Linford is an expert in further education funding and performance systems and a company director of Lsect Ltd.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships (, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and the founding editor for Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted 'outstanding' grade.

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