Articles from Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Clearly the money is going to run out - Mark Dawe discusses priorities for #Apprenticeship spending

AELP publishes proposals for post-Covid employment and skills recovery package, calling for combined cross-departmental and devolved approach

@AELPUK publishes proposals for post-Covid employment and skills recovery package, calling for combined cross-departmental and devolved approach 

An "abuse of power" - Exclusion of levy funded apprenticeships from the scope of Cabinet Office Covid-19 government contractor protection guidance

@AELPUK publishes legal advice in relation to @EducationGovUK's exclusion of #levy funded #apprenticeships from the scope of Cabinet Office Covid-19 government contractor protection guidance  At Wednesday morning’s session of the Education Committee, the Secretary of State for Education was asked by Labour MP Ian Mearns why didn’t the DfE immediately comply with the Cabinet Office Covid-19 guidance for paying government contractors and announce support for those providers with an Education and Skills Funding Agency apprenticeships contract.

More details about financial support for non-levy apprenticeships and AEB expected by the end of this week

@AELPUK responds to @GillianKeegan’s letter to all MPs about #apprenticeships and #AEB  Following the DfE statement dated 17 April on the possibility of some financial support for providers of apprenticeships and adult education, AELP is pleased that the minister has promised to MPs that further details will be published by the end of this week.

Covid-19 support package for apprenticeships and adult education

An important step from @EducationGovUK but still far from a fair approach for all #apprentices  Today’s (24 Apr) government Covid-related financial support package in respect of non-levy apprenticeships and the adult education budget has been welcomed by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers as a positive development from where we were a month ago.

Quarter of apprenticeship providers fear for their survival leaving thousands of young people without apprenticeship opportunities

Latest @AELPUK #Covid_19 impact survey shows training providers working miracles to preserve #apprenticeships and other #skills programmes but they are living on borrowed time  Training providers are making remarkable efforts during the lockdown to keep training apprentices and other learners on government skills programmes.

#Apprenticeships - Are Employers Really In The Driving Seat?

It was really encouraging to listen to skills minister Anne Milton’s latest interview with FE News when she called for the Institute (IfATE) to be more responsive and open.

20% Off The Job Training: Let’s celebrate the importance of learning ON the job! #NAW2019

For anyone outside the skills sector, trying to work out what is going on with apprenticeships as we celebrate another National Apprenticeship Week must be quite baffling.

RoATP Refresh - What’s Needed Now?

While it might be a little frustrating for good, well-established providers already on it, the recently launched ‘refresh’ of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) shouldn’t be dismissed as a bureaucratic exercise.

Funding Skills Accounts through the National Skills Fund

Two Schemes Since the general election manifesto commitment, we have learnt that there will be a tie-up between the proposed National Skills Fund and the National Retraining Scheme.

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