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AELP is very pleased to confirm and welcome the following organisations as AELP Patrons.  For further information on each AELP Patron please click the logo below.

If you are interested in becoming an AELP Patron, please contact AELP Membership Team on telephone number 0117 947 2090 or by email at for further assistance.

Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group provides a range of services that support the delivery of key objectives around loans, levy and localism. These include:
•    High quality trusted subcontracted activity for AEB funded provision. In 2014/15 they:
o    Delivered over 49,000 qualifications via 47 subcontracts with Primes
o    Achieved a 95% success rate
o    Focused on local priorities
•    Learning content and awarding body approved assessments for popular AEB and loan funded qualifications
•    Recruitment of assessors and verifiers
•    Support with employer engagement strategies
•    An online reporting platform that can monitor progression of adult learners


GMFJ is a leading recruitment and marketing organisation. We work with training providers, colleges and employers across the country to provide a range of solutions to recruit and communicate with learners quickly and effectively.

•    Unique proactive recruitment system to help fill Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies in days
•    Established youth marketing network with schools and advisers nationwide
•    Marketing services that deliver your message to a target audience
•    Design and delivery of online learning and assessment materials
•    Outsourced learner recruitment services
•    Web-site development, SEO and management

Smart Training

Smart Training is one of the UK’s leading specialist training providers with more than 21 years’ experience of delivering high quality training and a reputation for unparalleled learner and employer support plus outstanding pass rates. The comprehensive range of courses covers all industries from childcare to retail and the travel industry and includes management, sales and marketing. Working alongside Smart Training is the Ashtree Partnership, a business improvement and software consultancy which advises clients on how to integrate systems to produce tangible benefits and creates bespoke Management Information Systems.

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is one of the most, flexible and responsive Awarding Organisations in the current marketplace with a long established reputation for vocational qualifications. As a registered charity and now a part of the EMFEC Group, we are in our second decade as an FE Sector owned Awarding Organisation. The Group has more than 100 years of awarding experience. We continue to deliver a wide range of useful and practical qualifications whilst offering exceptional support. Our portfolio has more than 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications.

Lifetime Training

Lifetime Training offers a wide choice of solutions to our customers ranging from assessment of training and development needs for large organisations to course advice and industry recognised qualifications for individual learners. We work with the government to provide nationally recognised apprenticeships and deliver NVQ programmes within fitness, leisure, care, sales and hospitality.

We also deliver bespoke programmes to meet the specific needs of our corporate employer partners. We work with SME’s and major brands including: Hilton Worldwide, Pizza Express, David Lloyd, Fitness First, BUPA, and HC One Care Homes.

The Babington Group

The Babington Group consists of three independent training providers: Babington Business College, Training for Today, and The National Centre for Strategic Leadership.

The Group delivers a variety of employer-led training, including traineeships and apprenticeships, as well as private courses in areas such as accounting and leadership and management.

Babington is proud of its high quality delivery, embracing technology to offer innovative solutions. Provision for accounting and finance received a grade 1 ‘outstanding’ in the latest Ofsted report, with Babington’s virtual learning environment being described as having “excellent finance and accounting learning materials that include pre-recorded lectures, interactive videos and a chat room facility for training advisors and apprentices. Learners use this well to develop independent learning skills.”

The Babington mission statement is “to inspire everyone to realise their full potential by providing training and opportunities to improve quality of life, and thereby create a better future.”


The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is Scotland’s internationally recognised accreditation and awarding body.

We help people realise their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high-quality, internationally recognised qualifications.

We work in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and industry to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications and assessments. We strive to ensure that SQA qualifications are inclusive, accessible to all, provide clear progression pathways, facilitate lifelong learning and recognise candidate achievement. We are Ofqual recognised and offer a range of products and services across the UK.


At Pearson, we take learning personally. We are the world’s leading learning company, providing education and assessment services in over 80 countries. In the UK, names like Edexcel, EDI, Longman, Heinemann, and BTEC combine 150 years of experience with resources, technology and expertise that support every learner.

We offer the largest selection of work-based learning related qualifications to employers and learning providers in the UK. Our BTEC Apprenticeships are a fully-integrated solution and are supported by an extensive range of resources, including sector-specific BTEC Apprenticeship Delivery Guides and Assessment Workbooks.


NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels; bring them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.


NOCN is a leading credit-based Awarding Organisation that has been creating opportunities for students and learners for over 25 years. We’re trusted and recognised by learners, educational organisations and employers.

We have over 2,500 centres across the UK offering NOCN qualifications from our portfolio of nearly 400 qualifications These qualifications and units include apprenticeships, employability skills, construction, health and social care, hospitality and catering, warehousing, retail, trade unions, creative arts and design, Functional Skills, security, credit control, offender learning and ESOL.

Recognised by the Qualifications Regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we also work internationally.