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Countdown Issue 906

Happy New Year everyone – and what a year ahead of us! Having just come back from 2 weeks off I was describing the feeling to the Northern Network, who I met in Leeds today - it is like waking up from a very heavy night (eg at the AELP conference) feeling ok but a bit wobbly and then slowly recalling what happened and what was said!! As I ran through with the networks all the aspects of work AELP is doing with AEB, Functional Skills, Traineeships, Apprenticeships etc it was a slow reawakening

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Countdown Issue 905

So this is the last Countdown before Christmas and a couple of weeks off – I can feel the sighs of relief. It is always so hard to know what to write about each week at the moment as there is so much – I know it is hard to believe but I have halved the number of things I was going to write about! I hope everyone has an amazing Xmas and New Year and you are able to recharge ready for what is likely to be an equally exciting 2019. Thank you to everyone who sent me messages following last week’s

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Countdown Issue 904

Before I get going (and lose a bunch of you!!) – the AELP / FE Week Apprenticeship Awards 2019 - please please apply – this is about celebrating great providers and employers who support amazing apprentices – it’s not hard and still time with the nominations closing on 21 December. If you were hoping for short, I am sorry, this is not the week for it. And if you feel like some of this has been said before, possibly it has - but these things have to be said until we see some changes. It’s been

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15 Jan

20% Off the Job Training - Making it work for you

20% Off-the-Job Training is still seen as the biggest barrier to Apprenticeship growth. This webinar reviews the key rules and how they can be interpreted to ensure that providers deliver an effective apprenticeship programme.

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16 Jan

Construction Sector Forum

The AELP Construction sector forum is complimentary member event, kindly sponsored by NOCN. This sector forum was re-launched in September 2018 and has met once with the new Chair, Graham Hasting-Evans, and Vice Chair, Mark Buckton, leading the group. The forum group is supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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22 Jan

Developing Spelling using Phonics

Effective in September 2019, the revised English Functional Skills will require a significant shift in the teaching of spellings using Phonics as a basis for skill development. This webinar will provide a basis for the development of Phonics use with learners and an introduction to resources that will support teaching.

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