CPD event 2019

Friday 14th June 2019

Leeds city centre

9.30 - 3.30

£150 early bird price (£180 from 31st January)

A few of last year's participants

Improving professionalism to achieve outstanding teaching, learning and assessment

Me and Sharron with our latest book

  • This event will be facilitated by myself and Sharron Mansell, author of the new QTLS text book.
  • It is aimed at all practitioners who work in the further education (FE) and skills sector.
  • The atmosphere will be informal and friendly. 
  • There will be key speakers, workshops and exhibitors. 
  • Please scroll down for further details and to purchase your ticket.
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Reserve your ticket here

Tickets are £150 for the full day - early bird offer (£180 from 31st January) including lunch, refreshments, wifi and a goody bag.


You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal by clicking the 'Buy Now' button
Or you can have an invoice to pay by cheque or bank transfer by emailing ann@anngravells.com

The 'Buy Now' link will take you to PayPal who manage all payments (including credit/debit cards), but you don't need to open an account with them. Just click on 'Pay by debit or credit card' rather than 'Log in'. 

Pictures from last year's CPD event which was held in London.


Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • gain information regarding hot topics in the FE and skills sector 
  • take part in workshops with Ann and Sharron
  • hear from specialist speakers
  • network with others
  • share best practice with like minded people
  • talk to staff from various exhibitors 
  • drink lots of tea/coffee, eat lots of biscuits/sweets and fruit (if you have the urge), and have a nice buffet lunch (veggie/vegan/gluten free option available on prior request) 
  • receive a goody bag and have wifi access 
  • purchase signed text books by Ann and Sharron at a discounted price
  • find out about QTLS and ATS from the ETF/SET stand
  • receive an electronic record of attendance afterwards


09.30 am Arrival, refreshments, networking and viewing exhibition stands (see exhibitors' logos below)  
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.15 Speaker and workshop - TQUK: Apprenticeships and end-point assessment: what the programmes are about, how the different assessment methods are used, and what an awarding organisation expects from centres
11.00 Ann Gravells: Updates within our sector - a quick overview of hot topics, changes and developments
11.15 Break: Refreshments, networking and viewing exhibition stands
11.30  Sharron Mansell: Teaching, learning and assessment approaches: how you can use different, engaging and interesting techniques to ensure learning is taking place (discussion and workshop)
12.30 Lunch break: Buffet, networking and viewing exhibition stands
13.15  Ann Gravells: Quality, compliance and accountability: how you can ensure you are offering a quality service and yet remain compliant and accountable with all that you do (discussion and workshop)
14.15 Break: Refreshments, networking and viewing exhibition stands
14.30 Speaker and workshop - Ofsted inspector: What does 'outstanding' look like?
15.15 Summary of day
15.30 Depart


The venue is about five minutes walk from Leeds train station in the city centre, just off Park Row and before The Headrow at:

The Central College of Health & Beauty

13-14 South Parade



Tel: 0113 246 1966 

The conference room is on the ground floor, however, the building is accessed via four steps (see picture). There is another entrance which is at street level. If you wish to use it, just email ann@anngravells.com

Click here for a walking map of the city centre which also shows car parks.

Entrance to the venue.


With thanks to our headline sponsor The White Rose Beauty Colleges for providing the venue.
More exhibitor details will be added shortly. Click on an image below to go to their website.

The small print:

  • We would like to share your name and email address with the other participants at the event for networking purposes. Your information will not be used for anything else, other than as a record of your attendance by Ann Gravells Ltd. If you do not wish to do this, please let Ann know prior to the event ann@anngravells.com. When you sign in on the day, you can choose to opt in to Ann's mailing list. Please click here to see the privacy and data policy.
  • If you wish to pay via invoice - please e-mail ann@anngravells.com. Invoices can be paid by cheque or BACS transfer but must be paid prior to the event, and within 7 days of issue (whichever is the soonest).
  • Ann Gravells Ltd is not registered for VAT, therefore the ticket price is exempt.
  • If, for any reason, you cannot attend the event after making your booking, we will be happy for you to transfer your ticket to someone else. Unfortunately, refunds are not offered.
  • Parking is available close by at many of the Leeds city centre car parks, for example Q Park (closest), The Light, The Merrion Centre and St John's Centre.
  • The venue is about five minutes walk from Leeds train station and close to bus stops. Click here for a walking map of the city centre which also shows car parks. 
  • A veggie/vegan/gluten free or other meal will be provided upon request. Please email ann@anngravells.com prior to the event.
  • There are many hotels close to the venue if you wish to stay over.
  • Photos and videos will be taken during the event for use on social media, Ann's website and to promote future events. If you do not wish to be included, please let Ann know prior to the event ann@anngravells.com.

Any questions? Please e-mail ann@anngravells.com

The programme is subject to change and all times are approximate.

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