Association of Employment and Learning Providers

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Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Our goal is to influence the education, skills and employment agenda to secure:

  • An integrated employment and skills strategy meeting employer and individual needs
  • A 14-19 learning curriculum giving equal weight to the vocational and academic
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning and sustainable employment for all
  • A government-supported market open to all providers offering high-quality learning

AELP champions growth in apprenticeships with its members responsible for training over 70% of apprentices in England

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General News
Changes to Apprenticeship Frameworks | 20 Aug 2014

As we have previously reported the CFA have briefed Awarding Organisations (AOs) and providers on the plans to change the Customer Services, Business Administration and Management Apprenticeship Frameworks
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Early Years Apprenticeship Changes | 20 Aug 2014

The information below has just been released by the national College of Teaching and Leadership.
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EFA 16-19 Bursary Fund vulnerable students funding claim form available | 20 Aug 2014

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund vulnerable students 2014 to 2015 funding claim form is now available. Institutions should ensure they read the guidance included within the form before completing and submitting a claim.
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EFA 16-19 funding guidance published | 20 Aug 2014

The final element of the EFA funding guidance for 2014 to 2015, on funding returns and reconciliation will be published week commencing 18 August, having already published the 16 to 19 funding regulations and funding rates and formula guidance documents for 2014 to 2015.
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EFA Issues letter on growth for 2014/15 | 20 Aug 2014

Despite the tough position on budgets within the Department of Education the Education Funding Agency (EFA) have issued a letter setting out the position on in year growth for non College providers.
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Influential think-tank argues Apprenticeships should be level 3 and above and only for those under 24 years of age | 20 Aug 2014

In a new report, Remember The Young Ones: Improving Career Opportunities For Britain’s Young People, the Institute of Public Policy research (IPPR) has outlined a number of areas of focus to improve the vocational pathways into work. AELP agrees with many of these recommendations.
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Labour also announces plans to make all Apprenticeships level 3 | 20 Aug 2014

In a speech at Microsoft, Tristram Hunt, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, has indicated the Labour Party’s intentions on Apprenticeships.
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Nick Boles also appointed construction minister at BIS | 20 Aug 2014

It was reported last week that the skills minister Nick Boles has also been given responsibility for the construction industry at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
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Using FE Loans to Grow Your Business Event | 20 Aug 2014

Is your organisation making the most of loans now and what does the future of loans look like?
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Press Releases
Removing Apprenticeship programmes at Level 2 will reduce the opportunities for many young people | 19 Aug 2014

The full press release is available to download below.
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  • AELP continue efforts for recognition and positioning of work based and on the job training in the new Specification of Apprenticeships Standards for England
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Autumn conference 2014

Guide to Delivering Adult Skills Provision to the Unemployed

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Building Higher-Level Skills Provision

English and Mathematics in Apprenticeships Guide

Supply Chain Management - A good practice guide for the post 16 sector

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