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62 NHS Trusts join AELP strengthening the employer and provider voice on the apprenticeship levy reforms

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is delighted to announce that under the auspices of Health Education England (HEE), 62 NHS Trusts have today become AELP members with more Trusts expected to follow. HEE has also agreed to become a Patron of AELP.

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Countdown Issue 882

There I was sitting thinking how should I start Countdown – then I get an email with the following opening line – “We are currently recruiting to the posts of Chair and Non-Executive Director at AoC Create, and we wonder if either role may be of interest to you, in terms of complementing your current role and career path”. Are they trying to tell me something about my current career path? Is the role really complementary to what I am currently doing? These are things I am going to have to think

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Countdown Issue 881

I attended an Education Policy Institute Event yesterday with really interesting speakers talking about the new schools landscape. When I asked about the loss of vocational education in schools and the damage it might do to social mobility and motivation I got a good (expected) reply from Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman and National Schools Commissioner David Carter about the importance of a balanced curriculum suitable for all learners, while not going back to the past where everyone

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10 Jul

Sports and Recreation Sector Forum

The aims of the Sports and Recreation Skills Sector Forum is to capture the views and common interest of Members involved in the development and delivery of skills and/ or employability provision in the Sports & Recreation industries todebate and discuss new policy developments and funding methodology impacting on skills and employability programmes (e.g. Study Programme/Traineeships, Apprenticeships and/ or the Work Programme).

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12 Jul

Learning Support (previously Neurodiversity) SIG

Our new Learning Support SIG has developed from the Neurodiversity SIG that has met a couple of times in the last year. Supported by CognAssist and chaired by their CEO Chris Quickfall, the Learning Support SIG will give a focus to presenting and discussing issues surrounding all aspects of design and delivery of provision to learners with additional needs, including LLDD/SEND, in apprenticeships, AEB, T levels and beyond.

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17 Jul

Foundation Special Interest Group

The AELP Foundation Special Interest Group is a complimentary half-day event for Members of AELP to attend. The aim of the AELP Foundation Special Interest Group is to capture the views and share common interest from members who have an active involvement with learners who are furthest away from the job market and or a learning environment to secure sustainable work through employability and pre-Apprenticeship provision, e.g. Study Programme and or Traineeship and the Work Programme.

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