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Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - Building the right dynamics for investment in apprenticeship training providers

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending an event organised by EY Parthenon and AELP focussing on investment opportunities in UK apprenticeships and skills. It was the first time that I can remember an event attended by training providers, private equity, Ofsted and the ESFA – all sitting in the same room to talk about the future of apprenticeships. It felt like a pivotal moment, and it was really positive to see that, whilst each party has different objectives, we all have an important part

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Countdown Issue 924

This week’s countdown comes from the North – well my return from the North – spent the day in Manchester with our devolution steering group, Greater Manchester Combined Authority at Mantra training - sector one – logistics and warehousing. This was followed by a fascinating visit to the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield – a casualty of minimum contracts during the non-levy procurement, despite being the centre for over 100 employers and a vital part of the training and development

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Countdown Issue 922

Things are warming up on the social mobility and apprenticeships front. Firstly there was: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/03/08/graduates-immature-skills-minister-suggests-urges-youngsters/ University graduates are immature, irresponsible and cannot communicate effectively when they enter the workplace, the skills minister has suggested as she urged more people to do apprenticeships instead. Anne Milton MP, a former nurse, said that many employers have been reducing their graduate

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23 May

Preparing learners for the reformed Functional Skills Assessments – Level 1 and Level 2 – English

This one day workshop will explore the assessment requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English, across all components. The content is designed to support staff who are preparing learners for final assessment in Functional English at Level 1 and 2 in order to be confident with the enhanced requirements for the final assessment process and ensure that learners are provided with the best level of preparation.

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23 May

Webinar: CEO Member Update Webinar

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on key issues arising over the past month. This month's webinar will comprise updates on: - Apprenticeship reforms - Traineeships - Devolution update - US trip - Annual Conference 2019

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23 May

Digital and IT Sector Forum

The Digital Sector Forum is Chaired by Jason Moss, Chief Executive of Arch Apprenticeships, supported by Mark Dawe, AELP Chief Executive and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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