The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading trade association for vocational learning and employment providers in Britain. The majority of its 770 members are independent, private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations. Membership is open to any provider committed to quality provision and it includes over 40 FE colleges involved in work based learning. AELP members deliver over 70% of England’s 872,000 apprenticeships, and are also at the forefront of Work Programme, Traineeship and Study Programme delivery.
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.
@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.
Since the outset of the #ApprenticeshipReforms, @AELPUK has pushed hard in terms of raising concerns about the fragmented approach to external quality assurance of the end point assessment system. Therefore we were obviously pleased to see last week’s confirmation to ‘strengthen and simplify’ EQA by making Ofqual the main regulatory body for EQA, supported by OfS on integrated degree apprenticeships.
@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.
On Wednesday afternoon after the Chancellor’s speech, @AELPUK had very constructive discussions with the Treasury about the jobs and skills plan. These confirmed that the Prime Minister and Rishi Sunak are totally committed to improving young people’s skills to secure sustainable employment.
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