AELP appoints its first Devolution Director
AELP appoints its first Devolution Director to help take advantage of fantastic opportunities in the regions The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has made a senior and very experienced staff appointment in response to fast moving developments in the devolution of skills budgets in England.
Countdown Issue 903
First of all, I have to say a massive thank you to the IfA and the first signs of real transparency. Finally, the government has said publicly what AELP has been saying before the levy started – there is not enough money to do everything that the government wants. We think there should be more investment in apprenticeships, not less and the IfA have shown us why it is essential. Here’s the slide:
AELP response to the Ofsted annual report
On 4 December, the Chief Inspector published her annual report for 2017-18. She reported that 78% of independent training providers are currently judged to be good or outstanding. This figure is a 3 point drop on last year but it includes new providers and employers, and the decrease is explained by the report stating that “We judged nearly two thirds of the ILPs (including employer providers) being inspected for the first time as requires improvement or inadequate”. AELP CEO Mark Dawe comments:
Monitoring Visit Readiness
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