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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AELP Briefing 10: Taking stock - Ofsted inspections 2013/14 | 15 Jul 2014

As the academic and contracting year draws to a close, AELP has undertaken an analysis of Ofsted grades amongst independent training providers (ITPs) – allowing the sector to gauge provider performance over this last year.
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Apprenticeship Trailblazers phase 3 | 15 Jul 2014

The process and timescales for groups of employers who wish to make a proposal for Phase 3 are set out in the Criteria for Phase 3 Apprenticeship Trailblazers.
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FE Loans | 15 Jul 2014

The consultation on the future of FE loans was launched on 19 June, although launched is probably too strong a word given the lack of initial publicity.
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Government announces Growth Deals | 15 Jul 2014

As part of its long-term economic plan to secure Britain’s future, the government has agreed a series of Growth Deals with Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs) across England and the first £6 billion of local projects agreed as the first wave of Growth Deals has been announced.
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Key documents | 15 Jul 2014

Over the last few weeks there have been a wide range of documents and surveys published by the Government, the Labour Party and other organisations in the sector. There is always too much to read but recently it has been particularly heavy. It is always difficult to know which documents are important so I have summarised below what I think are the key ones.
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Labour’s plans for skills reform | 15 Jul 2014

In a speech at City of Westminster College Liam Byrne, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, has set out Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform.
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Latest AELP Parliamentary Newsletter sent to English MPs | 15 Jul 2014

Last week MPs each received a copy of the latest AELP Parliamentary Newsletter (No.18) which covered the Apprenticeship reforms, ways to grow the Traineeship programme and the need for more integration of government employment and skills programmes.
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New 16-19 English/maths funding condition clarification | 15 Jul 2014

The Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock recently announced a new funding condition for 16-19 English and maths provision whereby full-time students with prior attainment of Grade D in English and/or maths must take GCSE rather than any other qualifications in these subjects.
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Next Labour government will introduce Technical Degrees | 15 Jul 2014

The announcement by Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, at a summit on vocational education organised by the Sutton Trust, that the next Labour government plans to introduce new Technical Degrees has met with a mixed reception.
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Reminder – deadline for submitting proposals to Actuarial and Insurance Trailblazers approaching | 15 Jul 2014

An article in Countdown 676 contained details of a request for proposals from both the Actuarial and Insurance Trailblazers. This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting a proposal is 15 July.
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