AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of over 800 organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.
Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility.
We offer a range of benefits to our members including guaranteed up-to-date news and insight, added value services to strengthen your business, and lobbying to ensure your interests are represented effectively.
Countdown and Sector Connect
Access regular updates on the latest sector news, contribute to policy development and gain valuable insight through tailored webinars.
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Member Exclusive Meetings
Our Sector Forums and Special Interest Groups enable members to share their insight, influence the agenda, network and collaborate.
Events, Conferences & Webinars
Our market-leading conferences enable members to hear from expert speakers from Government, providers and employers; discuss key issues; and network with peers.
AELP members can access a series of Apprenticeship Levy Model Contracts to use in their negotiations with Levy paying employers.
AELP represents the interests of its members by effectively lobbying on their behalf to government and its agencies.
CEO Update Webinars
Every month, AELP CEO Mark Dawe provides a full analysis of the key skills and employment issues exclusively for AELP Members in an hour-long webinar.
Practical support and guidance
AELP stands at the heart of supporting the Training Provider sector. We are here to offer you support, advice and guidance.
AELP has a dedicated research team that provides the qualitative and quantitative evidence to back our policies and activities.
AELP welcomes new Commons committee inquiry on apprenticeships and skills
At the Skills Show today, Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education select committee in the House of Commons, announced a new committee inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training
Countdown Issue 849
I have spent the first couple of days of the week in Birmingham at the ICC and the AoC conference – and now I am sitting at the NEC for the rest of the week for the Skills Show. I have begun to get to know Birmingham very well. At the conference it was great to hear the Minister speak so positively about skills, about the sector and how important it is. She is clearly listening to what people have been saying. AELP is waiting to see if we get any progress on 20% off the job and a change in
Sector Connect 120 - November 2017
In this edition: 1. Major talking points of AELP’s autumn conference 2. ESFA planning new ‘trusted provider status’ for employer levy account management 3. Off-the-job training concern 4. Work together for technical education 5. Calls for a social mobility campaign 6. The New Annual Apprenticeship Conference Awards 2018! 7. Patron Think Piece – NCFE - Fully Functional 8. Advertise with AELP - Special Offer 9. Dissemination of the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report 2017 Event 10. Improving Outcomes
CEO Update Webinar
An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on key issues arising over the past month. October's webinar included updates on Apprenticeship reforms, Adult Education Budget, T Levels, Traineeships, Regional networks, devolution and Opportunity Areas.
AELP Webinar Series: Getting the Best Outcome from Inspection - Inspection Preparation
The second webinar in this series will focus upon specific aspects of planning and preparation to ensure that an organisation has all the evidence in place to meet inspectors’ expectations, that all staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities for the inspection and that the provider is in the best possible position to project high levels of competence in the work they perform.
The General Data Protection Regulation Workshop
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in to force at the end of May 2018. The new regulation (along with the current draft Data Protection Bill) requires organisations to make significant changes to the ways in which they gather, manage and use personal data with considerable fines for the most serious non-compliance (up to €20 million or 4% of turnover, whichever is greater).