24 + Advanced Learning Loans : A whole organisation risk management approach

One day training for Level 3 and Level 4 providers
Date: Various (see below)

C3154/0313 Tuesday 19th March 2013

£225 - Non member fee
£195 - NIACE Members' fee

(includes sandwich lunch, tea/coffee)

NOTE: NIACE does not charge VAT on conference and course fees

Contact: NIACE Events (events@niace.org.uk) Tel: 0116 285 9661
16 Oct 2012 London
Hamilton House (NUT), Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
C3109/1012 Apply Online is now closed for this event
30 Jan 2013 London
NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
C3136/0113 Apply Online is now closed for this event
19 Mar 2013 Birmingham
The Signing Tree, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ
C3154/0313 Apply Online is now closed for this event


[Background] [Aims] [Outcomes] [Audience] [Programme] [Event Information] [Application Conditions]


 Are you and your organisation prepared for the introduction of loans for adults over 24 for Level 3+ courses in Further Education?

NIACE offers training to support the further education sector prepare for this year’s introduction of loans for adults aged over 24 for Level 3+ courses. 

Following NIACE’s initial briefing sessions in 2012, this one-day training was designed to help providers look in detail at the local practical planning implications of this far-reaching policy.

In order to support the sector to prepare for the introduction of loans, the Skills Funding Agency has recently allocated development funds to each provider. Providers may wish to use these development funds to support their attendance on this training.

At the training day participants work with NIACE policy and research staff who have been working with providers across the learning and skills sector, using a model to outline ways in which providers can undertake local analysis and assessment of risk, share risk mitigation strategies and look at the longer term impact of the policy, including embedding workforce change management approaches.

The one-day training is targeted particularly at current Level 3 and Level 4 providers.

One of the implications for providers is that it implies a different type of engagement with the learner, which becomes a more complex relationship, requiring different skills sets, with implications for the workforce and how they need to be equipped. (Provider)

It’s not only educating the person who is currently learning or will be going into learning and taking the loan out, it’s educating everybody else around them.(Learner)

Participants who attended the most recent 2013 training event said:

Very practical information

 This training was informative and will benefit organisations.

[I] now see this [introduction of Advanced Learning Loans] as a positive opportunity as well as a challenge.

A whole College Approach is needed

Supportive of practitioners and front-line staff

Useful tool to take away and use in our service

[It] raised many opportunities to take back [to my organisation].

Excellent and worthwhile event


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This one day training session will:

  • update participants on the latest policy context around student loans in FE and HE
  • provide an opportunity to explore how risk can be assessed, managed and mitigated
  • learn about opportunities for maximising learner recruitment
  • help you explore strategies for driving workforce change. 

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By attending this training day, delegates will be better prepared to:

  • plan locally for the implementation of a loans-based funding system for adults
  • identify and quantify specific risks and the impact of mitigation strategies
  • use NIACE models to support organisational change. 

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These training sessions are targeted particularly at current Level 3 / Level 4 providers. 

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Arrival, registration and networking (tea/coffee available)


Welcome and introductions


Policy Update - what we know now


The learner journey risk assessment tool


Identifying implications for providers ( working coffee break)

Group discussion


Assessing and mitigating risk



Sandwich lunch


What are the big risks?


Responses to risk a whole organisation approach


Group discussion - Who needs to be aware


Perspectives, ideas and  possibilities



Group discussion - Exploring opportunities



Wider strategic thinking: from threats to opportunities


Evaluation and Close


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Event Information

  • Arrival and registration is 10:20am for a 10:40am start. The training session will end with tea at 3:30pm
  • Event fee per person: £225 - Full fee; £195 - NIACE members' fee (includes sandwich lunch, tea/coffee)
  • NB: NIACE does not charge VAT on conference or course fees
  • Only online application forms with the payments section completed will be processed.
  • NB: If you wish us to invoice your employer we require a copy of the Purchase Order before the form is processed
  • Places will be allocated in order of receipt of completed online application forms (one online application form per person)
  • Video cameras may be in use at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed or appear on the video outputs please indicate this on the application form and make yourself known at registration
  • Participants should be prepared to take their own notes as there will not be handouts for all sessions
  • If you have not received an e-mail confirming your attendance and joining instructions 4 working days before the event please contact: events@niace.org.uk 

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Application Conditions

  • Event date: Tuesday  19 March 2013;     Closing date:   Monday 11th March 2013
  • Cancellations are non-refundable
  • The full fee is payable prior to the event
  • Substitutions are to be advised 5 working days prior to the event
  • A 15 working days notice period is required for provision of electronic note-takers, sign language interpreters and transcription to Braille
  • Places are to be reserved online - scroll up and click on Apply Now
  • Reservations by telephone cannot be accepted
  • Application forms are individually acknowledged by e-mail. Joining instructions, including map and directions, will be e-mailed out one week before the event
  • NIACE reserves the right to reject applicants who are not from the target audience list. 

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