Who are we?

AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of an extensive number of 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.

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AELP strives to make continual improvements to best serve its members and staff and is proud of the following achievements.

Member Benefits

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.

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Countdown Issue 1052

I joked to the AELP staff team on Monday morning that for me this week involved a lot of evening dresses and eating nice food! But in seriousness, it has been fantastic to be out at several ceremonies celebrating our amazing sector and the contribution our learners, providers and employers have made over the last year and beyond. Education Investor Awards 2021 I was delighted to be at the Education Investor Awards 2021 on Tuesday evening. It was fantastic to see AELP patron The Skills Network

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Patron Think Piece - Training Qualifications UK - What training providers should look for from digital qualifications

The days when artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction are long gone. Whether it’s the virtual assistant on your mobile phone or the recommendations you get on Netflix, much of our everyday lives are dominated by AI. But while its impact continues to grow, education and training around it hasn’t followed suit. 55% of businesses have reported an AI skills gap, while 67% anticipate that their need for these skills will only grow in the future.

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Countdown Issue 1051

Just occasionally, we get a week where we can take a breath to digest what has been going on lately without having something new and urgent vying for our attention. It had been that sort of week this week, until Wednesday when the Minister for Higher and Further Education Michelle Donelan announced at a Times Higher Education Campus Live event that the government plan to introduce “lifelong learning accounts” from 2025 as part of the lifelong loan entitlement for provision at levels 4-6.

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8 Dec

AELP Member Exclusive Webinar: Hot Policy Topics December

Sign up to keep abreast of all the latest policy news and information. Time: 10.00 am -10.30 am.

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8 Dec

Logistics and Transport Sector Forum

This sector forum is Chaired by James Billingham, Skills Office Ltd and vice chaired by Andy Frost MD of Merlin Supply Chain Solutions limited. It is supported by Paul Warner, AELP director of strategy and business development and managed by Rebecca Durber, AELP director of public affairs. Online: Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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13 Dec

AELP Webinar: Policing Specific Ofsted Inspection Support - Sponsored by The College of Policing

The College of Policing and AELP are working together on a series of events that will specifically address the key concerns that police forces and their collaborating HEIs are facing as they develop and deliver the new entry routes into policing. This webinar is complimentary for police forces in membership, plus one HEI rep per member force. Non-police force members can attend at the rate of £149 delegate rate, which includes one HEI rep per force place.

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@ESFAgov update on T Levels, confirming maths and English exit requirements published this morning and which rules… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Our #OfstedAR21 annual report is now available: ow.ly/2WkH50H52wo https://t.co/5floq0XNEc

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Fantastic to join AELP patron member @_LearningCurve for an insightful afternoon at the Darlington Business Academy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Becoming an AELP member is quick and easy and you can start realising the benefits of membership straightaway.

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System People are based in Carlisle, and  offer a variety of apprenticeship courses including Business Administration,  Early Years, and Business Administration. If you are a school leaver and considering an apprenticeship but aren’t quite sure where to start, check out our Careers Club resources, which includes tips, videos and useful downloadable templates that will help you throughout the duration of your apprenticeship journey, from choosing a suitable course, to preparing for your final interview.

Visit our website here.

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LUMA1 is a user-friendly platform to make and securely host interactive video experiences.

We know that you need to help learners to study in the workplace, keeping their employers happy as they can remain on site. But learners also like to study at times which suit them on a device which suits them.

LUMA1 can support you to create engaging content that helps retain learners and gives you a detailed reporting system to record all on-line training and progress.

LUMA1 is supporting the AELP offering an introductory price on licences purchased in 2021.

Visit our website here.

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Complimentary for AELP members

Showcase your organisation, with your logo, your company profile, and link to your website here on the homepage.

(May only be used once during the lifetime of the membership and for one month only).

To take advantage of this service please supply the following:

  • 1 x corporate logo image
  • Profile of the member organisation, up to a 100 words (maximum)
  • Hyperlink to member’s homepage


Please send to [email protected]

For details of advertising opportunities with AELP, please click here.


With the easing of Covid restrictions AELP is implementing a phased return to the office Monday - Thursday.
Friday's will continue as a 'work from home' day.
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