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public AELP statement on FE Area Reviews – 20 July 2015 | 21 Jul 2015
‘Area reviews need to take account of all types of providers involved in FE and skills delivery’

Following a report published by the NAO this morning on financial stability in the FE sector (, BIS has announced that it is formally launching a series of area reviews primarily concerned with the future provision of FE colleges and sixth form colleges in different parts of the country (
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public Growth Requests 2014-15 and Performance Management | 21 Jul 2015
The SFA has announced that it will pay over-delivery and ‘credible’ growth requests for Apprenticeships for the year 2014-15. Subject to confirmation, AELP believes that providers have until P15 to make a valid claim.
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public SFA keen to hear from providers on LRS future support | 20 Jul 2015
The Skills Funding Agency is keen to understand how providers are currently using the Learning Records Service (LRS) and to explore further the opportunities it has within the sector.
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public SFA ESIF Update | 16 Jul 2015
As members of the SFA’s Localism and ESIF External Advisory Group, AELP recently attended the latest meeting to receive updates on both the closing down of 2007-13 and the procurement of 2014-20. Members can find links to the minutes and associated documents below.
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public BIS survey – ASB funding for license-bearing qualifications | 14 Jul 2015
Please find below a survey from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on future funding of particular license-bearing qualifications through the Adult Skills Budget. AELP would encourage all relevant members to respond:
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public Government changes Childcare Apprenticeship entry requirements | 1 Jul 2015
The government has announced that it is changing its policy on GCSE requirements for childcare apprenticeships.
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public How to support ‘Vulnerable Apprentices’ | Free webinar session | ASSP | | 1 Jul 2015
The webinar will launch a new module that has been developed by Capital Training Group and the Merton Chamber of Commerce to complement the existing Toolkit that they designed under Phase 1 of the Apprenticeship Staff Support Programme (ASSP) and will highlight the issues that employers face when employing Apprentices who are the most vulnerable.
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public AELP responds to Professor Alison Wolf’s latest report on the FE and skills sector | 29 Jun 2015
Immediately following the AELP National Conference, Professor (Baroness) Alison Wolf of Kings College London published a report called ‘Heading for the Precipice’ on the future of the FE and skills sector in the face of the major funding challenges
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public Evaluation of toolkits for contextualising Post-16 GCSE English and Maths | 24 Jun 2015
Two new toolkits to support practitioners of post-16 GCSE English and Mathematics were released in March 2015:
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public AELP Update June 2015 | 22 Jun 2015
This AELP Update June 2015 report sets out some of the recent activities that AELP has been involved in and highlights a number of successes against a backdrop of new challenges in the sector, budget restraints, and the demands for even higher quality benchmarks. However, none of that would have been possible without the continuing support and commitment from our members.
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