Thursday 16 November
3:00pm - 5:30pm

Preparing for AI: Essential considerations for Independent Training Providers

In a world where AI-powered digital tools are transforming what and how we learn, what does the future of adult learning look like and what can ITPs do to prepare their organisations?

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is bringing together leaders from across the ITP sector for an in-person roundtable on preparing for the impact of Artificial Intelligence on education, adult learning and independent training providers.

Supported by colleagues from Ufi VocTech Trust and the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) this closed-door meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the growing impact of AI on the skills sector, share best practice, and explore the risks and opportunities that AI brings. Ample time will be provided for discussion, questions and developing links with senior peers. Content will include:

  • The foundations of AI;
  • Current business implications;
  • AI in education and training: horizon scan and best practice from across sectors;
  • Ethical considerations;
  • Selection and evaluation of AI tools; and
  • Practical resources and guidance.

The Ufi VocTech Showcase

The event will be immediately followed by the annual Ufi VocTech Showcase (5:30pm – 10pm), allowing attendees to network with stakeholders from across the adult learning community and experience for themselves the technology transforming vocational education in the UK and helping to get adults learning.

Our speakers

Dr Lynne Taylerson

Lead Researcher, AmplifyFE

Lynne is a Midlands-based teacher educator, researcher and mentor and Director of Independent Provider Real Time Education. She specialises in digital skills and elearning development, AI use in post-16 education and designing curriculum for initial teacher education, IT and leadership CPD.

Dr Maren Deepwell

Strategic Lead, AmplifyFE

Maren is the Strategic Lead for AmplifyFE, a Community of Practice that connects more than 2,700 practitioners seeking to develop their digital skills. Previously, Maren was CEO of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK.

Paul Warner

Director of Strategy and Business Development, AELP

Paul is responsible for all research and development activities at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, and holds lead policy briefs in a number of areas including technical education reforms, SEND/LLDD, and international strategy.

Sarah Axon

Grants Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust

Sarah is one of Ufi's most experienced team members with over twenty years of experience in digital learning. She has a strong interest in AI's possibilities for enhancing human intelligence and human potential, and has helped steer Ufi's contribution to that debate.