Seminars and Workshops

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Making a Booking – Terms and Conditions
If you wish to reserve a place on one of our seminars or training programmes (whilst you consult with colleagues/seek permission to attend) just give us a call. We will hold the place for 24 hours pending your confirmation.

Substitute Delegates – Substitute delegates are welcome. Wherever possible, please try to let us know in advance of the day.

Cancellations by Solvendis – It is rare for a seminar to be cancelled but such things as inclement weather, issues with availability of the venue etc do occur. In (any and every) circumstances where the seminar needs to be cancelled by Solvendis then:

  • For a one-day seminar a full refund of the course fee will be made
  • For a longer training programme involving attendance on multiple days – the cancelled day will be rearranged in a timescale which maximises the delegates ability to attend on the re-arranged date.
  • Solvendis are not liable for any ancillary costs of accommodation or travel etc.

Cancellations by Delegates – We appreciate that delegates plans change for a variety of reasons. This may result in the need to cancel the booking. In such circumstances:

  • Where at least 10 working days’ notice of cancellation is given – no fee will be charged
  • Where more than 3 working days’ notice of cancellation is given (but less than 10) – the invoice remains payable in full but a ‘seminar credit’ (to the value of the invoice) will be awarded to the organisation for use at a future Solvendis seminar/ training event (it does not have to be the same event or the same person who attends)
  • Where 3 or fewer working days’ notice of cancelation is given the invoice is payable in full, no seminar credit is awarded.
  • All cancelations must be confirmed by email.

How to Pay – Payment is due by the date of the seminar or within 30 days of the invoice being raised (whichever is the sooner). Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or through a card payment (just give us a call).


HEI’s – Achieving ‘Good or Better’ in an Ofsted Inspection (4 Day Programme)

This 4-day programme will be led by experienced inspectors, with first-hand knowledge of working with universities. We will address all of the EIF criteria on which inspectors make judgements and explore the ‘deep-dive’ arrangements.

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Cost: £695 + vat

Effective use of PDSAT and Monitoring Reports (Zoom Conferencing)

At this specialist seminar, which is suitable for beginners as much as it is for seasoned professionals, we will look at the Provider Data Self-Assessment Toolkit (PDSAT), Funding Information System (FIS) and key submission reports in detail.

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Cost: £175 + vat

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (Zoom Conferencing)

Solvendis’ have developed an intensive Designated Safeguarding Lead seminar which is delivered by a serving inspector and will consider the responsibilities of the DSL in Training Providers, FE, training and skills contexts.

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Cost: £175 plus vat (1 place left)

Level 5 Learning & Skills Teacher (Apprenticeship)

An ideal opportunity to respond to the ‘dual professionalism’ agenda, this 24 month long inspector led apprenticeship programme, incorporates the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and a Level 2 in Safeguarding and Prevent.

Location: Zoom / Solvendis Client HQ

Cost: Levy/ Non-Levy

Effective Governance (Zoom Conferencing)

Ineffective governance has been one of the most commonly occurring Ofsted criticisms of providers deemed to be ‘Inadequate’ or who ‘Require Improvement’. The Further Education and Skills Inspection Handbook published by Ofsted includes the word ‘governor(s)’ over 40 times, serving to emphasise the strategic importance of getting governance right.  Maximum 8 delegates via Zoom Conferencing.

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Cost: £175 + vat