Conferences & Events

SFCA Making Use of Data Conference

4th Apr 2019 10:00 - 15:00 Rochdale Sixth Form College, College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6HY

Book your place here


A one-day conference for sixth form college middle leaders and practitioners wanting to improve their understanding of the collection, analysis and use of data. The conference will blend expert input from:

  • Nick Allen, author of the SFCA Six Dimensions project
  • Ian Piddington, ALPS
  • James Wildig, leader Cardinal Newman SFC’s CEDAR project

The day will incorporate three practical workshops designed to ensure that you have opportunities to carry out your own analysis and develop the skills you need to identify the best interventions in your classroom and your college.


View the provisional programme here

Why attend

This conference is your opportunity to discover how you can utilise the data you have at your fingertips within your College and externally as a vehicle to improve standards, devise interventions and ultimately improve performance and outcomes. 



Car Parking

Please note that there is no car parking on site. The closest car parking is the Town Hall car park which is free and the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre which is £2.50 per day.  We advise delegates that intend to drive to leave ample time for securing parking. View car parking map here

Getting there by public transport 

By train 08457 48 49 50 Train stations on the Manchester Victoria to Leeds line are at Mills Hill, Castleton, Rochdale, Smithy Bridge and Littleborough. Manchester and Leeds have inter-city and airport connections.

By Metrolink & bus 0871 200 2233 The Manchester Metrolink tram connection to Newhey, Milnrow and Rochdale will open during 2012. Bus services link Rochdale with all surrounding towns and Manchester city centre.

By National Express coach 08717 81 81 78 Services from across the country direct to Rochdale bus station.

By waterways 01782 785 703 The Rochdale Canal offers a trans-Pennine route between the centre of Manchester and Sowerby Bridge.


Terms and conditions of booking including cancellations and payment details are detailed on the booking website. The SFCA accept payment via cheque or BACS. Please quote the event booking code: SFCADATA2019

Exhibition and sponsorship

There are opportunities for exhibiting during the Conference as well as contributing inserts, flyers and sponsorship.

If your organisation is interested in sponsoring a SFCA event, please contact Jony Isaacs at or call 020 3824 0468


If you would like any further information about this event please contact Liz Russ, Events & Communications Manager: 0203 8240 0460 

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