Skills Awards conference

Remaking the Skills Award: Technology, Strategy and Success

This year’s conference, organised and hosted by the AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group, will provide a great opportunity to network with colleagues on established and developing Skills Awards.

HE institutions increasingly see Skills Awards as platforms for enhancing students’ experience and improving their employability. Over the past couple of years, many award schemes have transformed processes or shape, changed from non-credit bearing to credit bearing modules to become part of the curriculum, adjusted their elements in order to scale up or have a larger impact. Therefore, change has been a common factor for many professionals involved with Skills Awards. We will look at: 

  • How do we navigate through change and make it effective?
  • What has been our experience of ‘innovating’ and ‘renovating’ Skills Awards? 
  • And what have we learnt through the process?
  • How has TEF, DLHE and employability in general changed the landscape of skills awards?
  • What is the purpose of a skills award in 2018?


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