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Why the levy is running dry

When stepping in to write in Countdown I always like to look back over the last week to see what burning issues have come up that would be worth exposing and/or debating further. For me there is just one hot topic which I need to get on the table as it’s one area we have seen a shedload of queries on and it worries me how many providers are getting in touch about trying to interpret what the real position actually is. So the main focus today isn’t on the recognition of prior learning … no, it

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Countdown Issue 920

With the Chief Executive taking a short well-earned break, the responsibility falls on me as the “guest” contributor to provide the main Countdown article this week, and firstly on behalf of the team at AELP I just wanted to take a moment to wish all our members a Happy Easter! When stepping in to write in Countdown I always like to look back over the last week to see what burning issues have come up that would be worth exposing and/or debating further. For me there is just one hot topic which

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The Insider 07 - Employers and Providers

Welcome to the latest issue of The Insider. An edition of The Insider with a focus on employers and providers working together couldn’t be better timed. And even more so, what better than a feature from Lucy Hunte of Health Education England representing collectively one of the largest groupings of apprenticeship levy payers in the form of the NHS Trusts. As I read Lucy’s article, two aspects struck me in particular on how relevant her points are at this juncture of the apprenticeship reforms

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24 Apr

Webinar: Understanding the Gateway Process – all you need to know

Gateway is a vital step on the road to a successful End Point Assessment. Using the gateway period and providing effective planning for their cohorts, often results in a successful EPA process. In this webinar Thomas Burton, NOCN’s Head of Assessment and lead on the reformed apprenticeship, will explain just where gateway can be used to ensure your apprentices are prepared and practiced, ready for EPA.

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25 Apr

Preparing to Implement the Functional Skills Reforms – Level 1 and Level 2

This one day workshop will provide a sound overview of the differences between the current (legacy) Functional Skills English and maths and the reformed Functional Skills English and maths at Levels 1 and 2 and consider the transitional requirements.

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25 Apr

Creative and Design Sector Forum

This is a new sector forum group which was set up in October 2018. It is chaired by Alexis Michaelides - Founder of Big Creative Education, supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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