Countdown Issue 896
After last weeks Countdown, I got a fairly prompt email from my dad – he said he was learning the words to ‘Don’t fence me in’ sung by Bing Crosby and Roy Rogers. Sort of depends where the care worker level 2 ends up, to be honest dad – maybe you need a chat with Sir Gerry! There has been a lot of heartfelt sympathy towards those working on the chalk face at 3aaa as it went into administration. At a time when a lot of organisations are looking for good staff, we hope they find new roles
Countdown Issue 895
Many of you will have seen the AELP tweet - we are now funding a level 2 fence installer on a £7k funding band. The funding band for a level 2 care worker is £3k. A member suggested to me today, maybe the new social care policy is just to make sure all the old people are contained adequately within well installed fencing – while reading their old MBA text books. I am not sure that is the rationale for the difference in funding – I hope not, but if it is – watch out mum and dad. This is one
AELP statement on the funding of Further Education
In advance of Colleges Week on 15-19 October, AELP CEO Mark Dawe has made the following statement:
Higher Degree Level Special Interest Group
The AELP Higher Level Skills SIG aims to create a forum in which members can consider the opportunities available to providers wishing to develop a portfolio of provision at higher or degree level. The meetings will also capture the views and common interest of members already involved in the development and delivery of provision at this level that can help to inform AELP’s view on key policy issues.
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. Outcomes of party conferences 2. Apprenticeship reforms update 3. IfA funding band review 4. Education select committee recommendations 5. Standards and EPA 6. AEB procurement update 7. AELP Autumn Conference 2018 8. Q&As Sponsored by CognAssist.
Logistics and Transport Sector Forum
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