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Countdown Issue 870

Being thrown into an Education Select Committee after getting back from holiday is one way to get your brain back in gear – what with that and both Plymouth Argyle and Boreham Wood in playoff positions in their leagues, I am not sure whether I can cope with the excitement! Actually, my first day back was at the East of England International Festival of Education hosted by West Suffolk College. As well as a great event, it is one of those examples where you feel quality of the organisation

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AELP publishes its Review of Apprenticeship Standards and End Point Assessment to evidence concerns

Following AELP CEO Mark Dawe’s appearance before the Education Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has decided to publish the evidence it gathered before publicly expressing serious concerns on the roll-out of the new standards and end point assessment (EPA) arrangements as a critical component of the apprenticeship reforms.

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Countdown Issue 869

Let’s start this week by offering out our best birthday wishes. Happy birthday to the Apprenticeship Levy which is now officially one-year-old and a good place to start for this week’s Countdown. Last week following a freedom of information request from the Open University we found out that £1.28 billion of the £1.39 billion paid by levy paying employers is currently sitting unused. As a result, we will continue to see the further amplification of organisations such as the CBI calling for

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25 Apr

Top tips for your first ILR upload

Making your first ILR return can seem like a bewildering task. 220 pages of ILR Specification, 147 pages of Provider Support Manual and that’s before you get to the funding rules! This webinar will give you the tools to be confident that you are making your first returns accurately and are including everything you need to.

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25 Apr

Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Forum | Wednesday 25th April 2018

The AELP Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Forum is a half day Member Event. These events are complimentary to all members to attend. The aims of the Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Forum is to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the Engineering & Manufacturing industry and be aware of new policy developments and or funding methodology impacting on traineeships, apprenticeships and employability p

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26 Apr

AELP Universities Summit 2018

The number of HEIs in the market place and in membership has grown significantly and AELP recognises the need to support these members and the different challenges they face.

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The apprenticeship programmes we provide empower employees to gain the industry-specific qualifications they need to further their chosen career. Employers look to us to provide on-the-job training that improves their organisation’s productivity, efficiency and agility.

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