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Countdown Issue 883

I have a lot of French relatives, and while I am sure the first words when I see them this Summer will be “well done”, it will be unbearable from that moment forward! I suppose some would say it is payback for me driving across France with “Wiggins” written across the back of my trailer in big letters and England flags flapping in the wind, when he won their national tour… It is great to see the transformation of the England football team and it has created a lot of

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Research Data Analyst Apprentice

AELP is the largest membership body in the Further Education sector, supporting trainers, learners and employers to get the skills they need. We are seeking a numerate person who enjoys using Excel to join the research team as Data Analyst and are offering a Level 4 apprenticeship to train you up.

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The Insider 03 - DIGITAL

Welcome to Issue 3 of ‘The Insider’! Welcome to the digital edition of the Insider. Last month we had another fabulous AELP National Conference, sponsored by NCFE, and a highlight for me was to welcome Optimum Skills Limited on to the stage as AELP’s 900th member. Less than four weeks later, we are chasing the landing of our 1000th member because we have just had 62 NHS Trusts join AELP with more expected to follow. Despite a challenging environment and falling apprenticeship starts, AELP’s

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18 Jul

20% Off the Job Training

A review of the 20% Off the Job rules and how they can be interpreted to ensure that providers deliver an effective apprenticeship programme.

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20 Jul

CEO Update Webinar

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on key issues arising over the past month. This month's agenda will comprise: 1. Code of Good Governance for ITPs 2. Subcontracting and management fees 3. Apprenticeship funding – current and post April 19 4. Standards and EPA including assessor training 5. AEB and devolution 6. T Levels 7. Post 18 Review 8. Closer working with AELP networks and members on webinars and events Sponsored by CognAssist.

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24 Jul

Inspection Essentials Workshop for New Providers

Designed to provide essential information for new education and training providers preparing for an Ofsted inspection.

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