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Senior Management Team  

  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive Officer |    [email protected]
  • Jane Hickie, Chief Operating Officer, for operations, membership and events issues | [email protected] | 07909 966621
  • Mo Parsons, PA to the CEO & COO | [email protected] | 07854 215490
  • Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, for policy issues | [email protected] 07957 560627
  • Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs, for press, social media and lobbying | [email protected] | 07710 305182


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Apprenticeships on the brink of collapse after Education Department refuses to implement Cabinet Office Covid-19 guidelines

Apprenticeships on the brink of collapse after Education Department refuses to implement Cabinet Office Covid-19 guidelines Apprenticeship training providers are being forced to either close or mothball their operations, leaving thousands of apprentices across England unable to start or complete their programmes. Their actions are a direct result of the Department for Education’s refusal to comply with Cabinet Office Covid-19 guidelines which require all government departments and public

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AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

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AELP draft response to EQA consultation

AELP draft response to EQA consultation

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2 Apr

Preparing for closure of legacy Functional Skills qualifications

As we approach the closure of the legacy Functional Skills in maths and English at all levels it is important that centres ensure that they have arrangements in place that will minimise the disruption to learner’s completion and certification. This webinar will provide all the necessary information to support a successful transition.

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3 Apr

Chief Executive Officer's COVID-19 Weekly Member Update

A weekly update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe during the COVID-19 crisis.

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7 Apr

T Levels Update

The first T Levels are due to be taught in September 2020, but there still seems much to do and much to bottom out before we get there. Paul Warner has been leading on T Level policy for AELP since its introduction, and will give an overview of progress to date – what we know, and what we still don’t.

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Featured Member - Total People

Date published: 26.03.2020

Total People is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West of England, with all profits re-invested for the benefit of learners and employers.

With a breadth of experience in delivering training from Level 1 to Level 5, and training centres throughout the North West, Total People can support learners at every stage of their career.

Total People works closely with employers who pay the Government’s apprenticeship levy, as well as supporting SMEs, and our specialist team can recommend tailored training solutions with a focus on return on investment and productivity.


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