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Welcome to AELP

The Voice of Training Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national trade association representing providers involved in skills and employment delivery, responding to the needs of employers, learners and the local communities. One voice, making a difference.

AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme.

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Recent Updates

31st Jul 2017
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New ITT for Non-levy Apprenticeship Funding

The ESFA has published on Bravo details of the new ITT for Non-levy Apprenticeship Funding. This replaces the previous ITT that the skills minister announced she was scrapping at the AELP National Conference. Therefore all providers that wish to offer apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers need to participate in this new ITT. The questions in it are different and so it will not be a ‘copy and paste’ repeat exercise. Read more >

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  • What We Do

    AELP lobbies on behalf of its members. We offer help and support, enabling members to improve their business delivery by providing a range of bespoke services, benefits, and resources.

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  • Become a Member

    Join today and you will receive up to date news, policy information; access to restricted material on the home page, plus the opportunity to network in our exclusive members' only forum.

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  • Current Projects

    AELP is working on several commissioned projects focused around Apprenticeships, Traineeships/Study Programme, governance, qualification reforms, Welfare to Work and Employability. Plus, it's undertaking research on funding, Ofsted and much more.

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  • Events

    AELP facilitates an annual calendar of workshops events, conferences, and webinars to keep members and organisations informed on new policy development across the skills and employability spectrum.

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Publications

AELP produce various sector specific publications. An upcoming website enhancement will give such publications greater visibility but, for now, please visit our new section which highlight key, current publications.

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AELP Annual Report 2015_2016
  • FutureApprenticeships
  • Implementing the Work Experience Element of the 16-19 Study Programme
  • The Future of Apprenticeships in England

Chief Executive AELP

The AELP 'Chief Executive Webinars' are just one of the many exclusive benefits for members. The CEO monthly webinars are just one hour sessions complete with a presentation slides and a Q&A sheet; designed to keep members up to date and ahead of the curve!

Each month, Mark Dawe, AELP Chief Executive provides insight and perspective on the topical key issues of the day such as, the policy landscape for skills and employment, new commissioning arrangements, and a ‘heads up’ on new policy announcements. The webinar sessions are excellent learning resources for senior managers and staff with a summary of key activities.

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Featured Member

Nucleus

Nucleus Commercial Finance provides businesses with the finance they need to flourish long-term. Our specialist Education Finance products have been designed to help colleges and training providers with cash flow, apprenticeship funding, specialist projects and growth. Nucleus have a specialist education team with years of experience of working in the sector. We understand your needs as…

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NCFE

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels; bring them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose… Read more >

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