Developing Skills for a Stronger Scottish Events & Festivals Industry.

On the morning of Friday 4th September SEFA will be hosting a seminar at Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, focusing on skills development. The seminar will explore the skills development needs of the industry, with particular focus on the development of modern apprenticeships and the embedding of the national occupational standards (NOS). Key speakers will present current thinking and best practice to enable you to get a better grasp on how your company/business could support the initiative. This will be followed by a panel of key Scottish industry experts who will debate how we can work together to develop skills for the future success of our industry.


9.30 - 9.40


Jane Ali-Knight – SEFA Board

9.40 - 10.25

Developing Skills for a Stronger, more Successful Scotland

An overview of the skills landscape in Scotland with reference to other sectors and how they have been successful

Lawrence Durden & David Martin – Skills Development Scotland

10.25 - 11.00

Focus on Continuing Improvement: the establishment and implementation of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the events industry 

Susan Spibey – Institute of Event Management

11.00 – 11.10

Comfort break

11.10 - 11.40  

Modern Apprenticeships for the Events Industry – The Experience in England

Mark Riches – Chair - Events Industry Apprenticeship Scheme England / First Protocol

11.40- 12.20

Industry Panel  - Future Skills Development for the Scottish Festival and Events Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

Panel TBC

If you have a vested interest in the future of the event and festival industry make sure you do not miss this event!

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