Capita Further Education Conference 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport

Business thinking for future FE success

Colleges are increasingly having to become more business-minded to achieve growth and seize new opportunities in a challenging market. So how can colleges adapt to capitalise on new commercial opportunities whilst continuing to perform to high-standards in their current roles? This year's conference will explore some of the key drivers for why colleges need to start thinking and acting more like a commercial business:

  • Apprenticeship levy and employer engagement
  • Diversified revenue streams
  • Greater competition
  • The emergence of college groups and a reduction in smaller colleges
  • Recruitment and retention of students

Business thinking for future FE success will provide a fresh opportunity for you to discuss new requirements in the FE landscape with sector experts, colleagues and peers. The programme will feature an exciting mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops, and promises to be a thought-provoking and insightful couple of days!

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • Ioan Morgan, Deputy FE Commissioner, Department of Education

  • Sue Attewell, Head of Change - FE and Skills, Jisc

  • Cailean Carvahlo, Head of Media, UCAS Media

  • Andy Youell, Director of Data Policy and Governance, HESA

  • Louise Jones, Head of Data Services, York College

  • Neil Pratt, Head of Data Management, Gloucestershire College

  • Lowell Williams, Chief Executive, Dudley College of Technology

  • Robin Ghurbhurun, CEO and Principal, Richmond-upon-Thames College

Who should attend?

Principals, vice-principals, CEOs, heads of IT and information services, finance directors and other senior leaders, MIS managers, Data managers and anyone involved with digital change projects in their college or group of colleges.

Delegate options (non-customers)

  • Day one only - FREE

Delegate options (Capita FE customers)

  • Full two-day conference place (includes accommodation, drinks reception and three course meal on 17 April) - £132
  • Day one only - FREE
  • Day two only - FREE


Book your delegate place by completing the form below:

The cost for this accommodation is £110 excl VAT.
(Applicable only to full conference and/or accommodation on Monday 16 April. If a PO is required, your booking will not be processed without a valid PO reference for the full amount. Please enter "Annual Maintenance" if your college has this included.)
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Overall one of the best conference agendas - topical and wide-ranging. Thank you.

Capita FE Conference delegate feedback 2017