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Last week saw work-based learning assessors from across Wales gather together to share best practice in the biggest conference of its kind to be held by the B-wbl Consortium.
The Inspiring our Assessors Conference was organised by the work-based learning Consortium and held at Parc y Scarlets. Attended by almost 200 assessors from over ten training providers from across mid, south and west Wales, the conference gave assessors the opportunity to network and share best practice with colleagues working for different organisations within the Consortium.
To launch the event, Bernie Hayward, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Education and Training in Wales, gave his final presentation on the current position and challenges in work-based learning before retiring after several years at Estyn. This was followed by sessions on integrating the Welsh language, ESDGC and literacy and numeracy.
Throughout the event there were opportunities for assessors to share their Brave New Ideas which included the integration of digital technology to improve the learner experience.
Jenny Badger, Consortium Manager at Pembrokeshire College was responsible for organising the event and commented: “It was great to be a part of such a well-attended day which shows the commitment our assessors and training providers have to working together and to giving learners an even better experience.”
As part of the event, the work-based learning Consortium also unveiled their new name B-wbl and logo designed by Pembrokeshire College Computers and Design (Interactive Media) student Rhys Neville. Rhys’ design was among several shortlisted in a competition to re-brand the Consortium and went on to be picked as the winning design. The new name B-wbl will now be used for the next Consortium contract which is scheduled to start 1 April 2015.
This programme is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.