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Countdown Issue 879

As the annual conference rapidly approaches it seems obligatory to say that registrations are up again – what do people say when numbers are down one year – AELP have never experienced that?? Everyone who said they will speak have confirmed and we have a fantastic lineup. Aidan and I have been working on a range of press releases so we know already there is some exciting and interesting news for members, about members and views of members. I think we are even going to draft a press release

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Apprenticeship Blog

Apprenticeship Blog – Cheryl Swales (June 2018) As members may have seen from recent social media posts, I have just embarked on a Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. It is an interesting experience for me to become a learner again having previously worked in ITPs managing apprenticeships and delivery staff, and with AELP as Project Manager for the past 2 ½ years.

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‘Government urgently needs to boost lower level skills training to be ready for Brexit’, says new AELP policy submission

The government urgently needs to step up its response to addressing lower level skills gaps in the economy with Brexit less than a year away, according to a new policy submission by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). AELP is calling for DfE ministers to use their spending review proposals and the post 18 education review specifically to:

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21 Jun

Apprenticeship Subcontracting – all you need to know

Following lobbying by AELP, the ESFA has worked with a wide range of sector stakeholders through its provider reference group to issue further guidance to the sector on apprenticeship subcontracting which supplements the current apprenticeship funding rules. This webinar will examine the key apprenticeship subcontracting funding rules and explore the key points published in the ESFA's subcontracting guidance.

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25 Jun

AELP National Conference 2018

Sponsored by NCFE, the AELP National Conference 2018 takes place a year into the apprenticeship levy reforms and just before the T Level work placement pilots start.

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26 Jun

AELP Webinar: Producing effective observation judgements

This webinar is designed to help participants develop the ability to identify and produce evaluative judgement statements that accurately reflect how well learners have learnt in a session.

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The hashtag for the @AELPUK National Conference, sponsored by @NCFE and which starts Monday, is #aelpnc18 . See you……

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