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Countdown Issue 952

As we are in the last couple of weeks of the pre-election period, as well as walking around with my postal vote in my pocket for days trying to find a post box, it feels as if there is a strange calm before the storm. That storm happens over Christmas and beyond. Some very clear messages needed from AELP once we know what the government is, the minister for skills (maybe) and the Secretary of State. There have been so many stories over the past week it has been really hard to decide what to

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CBI/Pearson survey exposes the myth of strong employer support for GCSEs, says AELP

CBI/Pearson survey exposes the myth of strong employer support for GCSEs, says AELP Commenting on the CBI/Pearson annual employers skills survey, Association of Employment and Learning Providers chief executive Mark Dawe says: “We strongly support CBI’s call for a sustainable plan to keep apprenticeships available for all ages and all levels and they need to be available to SMEs as well as the levy payers. If the new government agrees a plan with employers and providers, this will remove the

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Countdown Issue 951

We now have three out of three manifestos from the main parties. There has been a lot written about the commitments from all three parties to skills and further education. Along with a commitment to business and productivity and dealing with the consequences of Brexit, retraining and apprenticeships from level 2 to level 7 are top of the agenda. More money invested in skills and apprenticeships means more people will be trained and meet the skills needs of business and the economy as a whole.

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5 Dec

The Equality Challenge - What equality and diversity means for providers and delivery

This webinar will: - discuss what the first provider reports, published in October 2019, under the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) tell us - share thinking on current and future equalities challenges for businesses and what we need to know and do in order to re-shape and respond them - explore what this means for providers’ staff development, curricula, assessments, and inspection – and how we can improve

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11 Dec

How to make sure your safeguarding arrangements are Ofsted ready

Find out what Ofsted inspectors will be looking for in order to judge your safeguarding arrangements as ‘effective’ on inspection.

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13 Dec

CEO Member Update Webinar

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on the key issues arising over the past month. Agenda - General Election outcome for skills - Apprenticeship reforms inc. latest AELP non-levy survey - Subcontracting – expectations for lead contractors - Success rates, QAR and minimum standards - Devolution update and measuring impact through outcomes - Ofsted and AELP Practitioner Events in early 2020 - Q&As

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UK competitor appointed to WorldSkills Champions Trust feweek.co.uk/2019/12/11/uk-… via @FEWeek

In minutes published today - the @IFAteched board ‘stressed need’ for a better way of setting funding rates: feweek.co.uk/2019/12/12/ifa…

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