AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of over 800 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.
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.
Countdown and Sector Connect
Access regular updates on the latest sector news, contribute to policy development and gain valuable insight through tailored webinars.
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Member Exclusive Meetings
Our Sector Forums and Special Interest Groups enable members to share their insight, influence the agenda, network and collaborate.
Events, Conferences & Webinars
Our market-leading conferences enable members to hear from expert speakers from Government, providers and employers; discuss key issues; and network with peers.
AELP members can access a series of Apprenticeship Levy Model Contracts to use in their negotiations with Levy paying employers.
AELP represents the interests of its members by effectively lobbying on their behalf to government and its agencies.
CEO Update Webinars
Every month, AELP CEO Mark Dawe provides a full analysis of the key skills and employment issues exclusively for AELP Members in an hour-long webinar.
Practical support and guidance
AELP stands at the heart of supporting the Training Provider sector. We are here to offer you support, advice and guidance.
AELP has a dedicated research team that provides the qualitative and quantitative evidence to back our policies and activities.
Latest government-commissioned employer survey should kill off ‘too many poor quality providers’ myth once and for all
The DfE has published today its annual FE Choices survey of employer satisfaction with the training offered by providers of all types. 99% of the employers surveyed are offering apprenticeships and the survey is the latest in a long line showing high satisfaction with the quality and flexibility of provision delivered by independent training providers.
Canvas is a new AELP Patron
Canvas have chosen to become a patron of AELP because they recognise that like themselves, members of AELP want to deliver skills and training that will help learners gain employment. Canvas is dedicated to providing organisations with a VLE that can help them deliver an engaging educational experience which delivers learner success. Joanne Patterson, Director - EMEA Marketing at Canvas, said: “Becoming a patron of AELP will enable us collaborate with employers and learning providers to
Countdown Issue 845
Last week the government published official data showing that apprenticeship starts had fallen 61% since the levy began. We therefore decided to place the advertorial below alongside FE Week’s coverage of the data. Need I say more?
Autumn Conference Exclusive Patron and AELP Board Dinner
Pre-Conference Exclusive Patron and AELP Board Dinner
AELP Autumn Conference 2017
The AELP Autumn Conference, sponsored by City & Guilds, takes place six months after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy so it’s a really good time to take stock of the programme reforms and debate what improvements still need to be made. The debate will take place after we have learnt the official apprenticeship start numbers since May and whether they have been as bad as rumoured...
Observing Learning Workshop
This one day event is for new observers as well as for observers who wish to refresh their skills. It focuses on the current Common Inspection Framework. This event will enable you to further develop your skills and knowledge to make effective judgements on learning, give excellent feedback, and write judgement-rich reports.