Articles from Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

ALP transforms into to the AELP, check out the response from the sector

The ALP has rebranded to the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) to reflect the integration of the employment and skills agenda.

5 Lessons FE sector and government must learn from first Covid lockdown to avoid future mistakes

New @AELPuk & @FETforL research on Covid’s impact on the further education and skills sector shows that training providers, colleges and government all need to learn lessons from the first covid lockdown if apprentices and learners are to receive better support under similar circumstances in the future. 

‘Government needs to step up support for apprentices whose training has been stopped by the pandemic’, say training providers

Training providers have warned the government that apprentices whose training has been interrupted by the lockdown face being left dangling in the air because of the non-completion of their programmes.  Ministers are being urged to intervene quickly.

Time for government to get tough on lack of awareness about apprenticeships among pupils

@AELPUK backs @Halfon4harlowMP Education Committee chair's call for action  A general lack of awareness among school-leavers about the apprenticeship opportunities available to them remains a huge issue.  With Britain in recession and youth unemployment jumping to over 540,000, it is now critical that this is properly addressed once and for all.

Don't let Kickstart wage subsidies displace potential new apprenticeship opportunities

@AELPUK backs Centre for Social Justice (@CSJthinktank) seminal report "TRADE SECRETS - How to reboot apprenticeships and kick-start the recovery".  'Potentially seminal report on Apprenticeships from Centre for Social Justice should be acted upon immediately', say apprentice training providers.

How Australia’s vocational education and training #VET sector is delivering skilled workers for a stronger economy

What an AELP delegation learnt Down Under Last month, AELP led a UK skills delegation to Australia sponsored by NCFE and with valuable assistance on the itinerary provided by Kerri Buttery of VETNexus.

Party conferences and the ‘forgotten 50%’

Is the FE and skills sector really going to be ‘supercharged’ by the current government or a new government after the expected general election? For all the positive noises made at the three main party conferences over the past month, it is a reasonable question to ask.

AELP: £8.6bn skills package needed to boost the post-pandemic economy

@AELPUK : An additional £8.6bn skills package needed to boost the post-pandemic economy

Snake oil and scaremongers - Reality versus hysteria on new ESFA rules

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has had a stream of providers get in touch over the last couple of weeks extremely worried about some of the interpretations being placed on ESFA funding rules for recognising prior learning and off-the-job training.

Jane Hickie takes over as MD of AELP as Mark Dawe steps down

It was announced today that Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), will be leaving AELP in mid-August to take up a new role within the skills sector.

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