Special Events


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This is where you are able to find details of forthcoming events and courses that NTfW organise and also events that we organise in partnership with other organisations. Please use the menu on the right hand side of this page to find out more information about each event or course. You will also find an events calendar detailing dates of forthcoming events and courses relating to the education and training sector in Wales.

NTfW Professional Learning Events – October 2017 – March 2018
NTfW has arranged a series of professional learning events for work-based learning practitioners, supported by the Welsh Government, as part of the 2017 – 2018 Quality Improvement Plan. These are all full day workshops which will take place at various locations across North and South Wales. These are all standalone events and are only available to members of NTfW. Each event will incur a small delegate fee of £45 and delegates will gain a certificate of attendance, issued by the training provider.

The Skills Show – 16-18 November 2017
The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors annually, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

NTfW Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference – 15 March 2018
The NTfW Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference is open to all Work-based learning practitioners in Wales and will focus on providing professional development opportunities, and is aligned to the NTfW Quality Improvement Project, supported and part-funded by Welsh Government through the European Social Fund.

VQ Day 2018 – Date TBC
VQ day celebrates vocational achievement and the benefits of practical, technical and vocational learning. We believe that vocational qualifications deserve the same accolades and level of recognition that academic qualifications receive. There are GCSE and A-Level results days so why not a day to celebrate VQs? Hence VQ Day!

NTfW Annual Conference – 28 June 2018
The conference allowed delegates the opportunity to hear from predominant keynote speakers and attend workshops. The event is also seen as a prime opportunity of networking with individuals and companies across the training sector within Wales.

Skills Cymru – October 2018
October 2018 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
October 2018 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
At SkillsCymru young people and students can get involved with interactive features, hands-on demonstrations and challenging activities to learn about the huge range of careers, training and advice available in Wales, catch a glimpse into what their future career could hold and realise their potential.

Apprenticeship Awards Cymru – October 2018
The Apprenticeship Awards Cymru aim to recognise and celebrate employers, learners and providers who commit to developing their workforce through Apprenticeships and supporting their employees during their training. The awards are also a great way to evaluate training and development, as well as a fantastic motivational factor for any workforce or learner.

Policy Solutions Series Report
Learning and Work Institute, ColegauCymru and the National Federation for Wales (NTfW) have delivered a series of Policy Solutions seminars, exploring some of the big challenges and opportunities for education and training in the next 5-10 years The report launched by the Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM concludes the discussions, energetic debate and principal findings, and identifies key priorities for action from all five Policy Solutions seminars held over the summer of 2016.