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ALP practises what it preaches as head office staff rack up qualifications

Three young staff members at the small head office of the Association of Learning Providers near Bristol are celebrating the attainment of their latest qualifications which are allowing them to deliver an even better service to the Association’s members.

As clear evidence of qualifications making a difference to career progression, Kate Simmon’s recent completion of a Level 5 professional diploma in Management Studies has been a reason for her promotion to contract co-ordinator in ALP’s Learning Innovation Grant team.


Chloe Slee was ALP’s first apprentice. She has now completed her Level 3 Business and Administration apprenticeship and is due to be awarded an IAB Book-keeping Level 3 certificate. Her current responsibilities include updating the ALP and eLearning websites, while she also deals with accounts and other office duties.


The Keynsham office’s second apprentice is Suzanne Morgan who assists on administration. Since joining ALP, she has completed her NVQ Level 2 Business and Administration and NVQ Level 2 Customer Service.


Commenting on these successes, Graham Hoyle OBE, ALP’s chief executive, said: “I am sure that ALP members will wish to join me in congratulating Kate, Chloe and Suzanne on their marvellous achievements this year. As an organisation that champions vocational learning and particularly the value of apprenticeships, it is important that we set an example in the personal development of our own staff.


“As ALP continues to grow from a relatively small size, it is very satisfying to know that we can promote from within on the back of outstanding qualification achievement.”

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