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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

14th Jul 2017

Improving Outcomes for learners with SEND

AELP is working in partnership with PublicCo to deliver a workshop package which will offer support for leadership teams and governors to improve their support and outcomes for learners with SEND funded by the Education Training Foundation. Read more >

To become an AELP member call the Membership Team today on: 0117 947 2090

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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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Latest News

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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

QA Apprenticeships

QA has 30 years’ experience in the learning industry, and their apprenticeship division has placed over 10,000 apprentices into tech careers. They are one of the UK’s leading IT, tech and digital apprenticeship providers, and their training was described as ‘world-class’ by Ofsted when rated as ‘Outstanding’. QA provide apprenticeships for roles in IT Systems and Networking, Software…

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Featured Patron

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a not for profit awarding body, part of the Cambridge Assessment Group which is a department of the University of Cambridge. We work with employers, FE colleges and training providers to develop technical and professional qualifications that will create confident individuals and help them acquire the skills needed for the working world ahead of… Read more >

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