Welcome to AELP

The Voice of Training Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national trade association representing providers involved in skills and employment delivery, responding to the needs of employers, learners and the local communities. One voice, making a difference.

AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme.

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Recent Updates

21st Mar 2017
Public

Outcome of Apprenticeship non-levy procurement

Calling all AELP full members: When you find out what contract you have been awarded for delivering apprenticeships for non-levy employers, please email [email protected] with the answers to the following: 1. What did you deliver last year? 2. On a like-for-like comparison (i.e. in terms of delivery to non-levied employers) what did you bid for? 3. And what allocation did you actually receive? Read more >

15th Mar 2017
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Next steps for IoTs

The government will shortly be launching a call for proposals to establish Institutes of Technology (IoTs). Applicants will be able to bid into a £170m fund to establish institutions which specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers needs in areas with evidence of a higher level skills gap and clear learner demand. The detailed offer will vary from area to area but is expected to be based around the following: • boosting provision at Levels 4 and 5 in STEM subjects; • developing a strong pipeline of provision at Level 3 either as part of the IoT offer or with clear pathways of progression to the IoT’s level 4/5 provision; • up-skilling or re-skilling the existing workforce, to keep pace with rapid technological change; and • using innovative modes of delivery. Partnerships in these ventures are being encouraged, particularly where they can build upon existing technical education provision and leverage assets to secure the step change which is required. Consultations on the proposals are continuing prior to a call in the Spring, but some details have now been made available and can be accessed on our website here. Interested parties can register their interest now with the IoT team at DfE at [email protected] Read more >

9th Mar 2017
Public

AELP Annual Report 2015/16

The AELP Annual Report 2015/16 is a record of key activities covering the year from July 2015 to June 2016. These cover lobbying, communications with members and providing a range of services such as events and consultancy to members. Read more >

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  • What We Do

    AELP lobbies on behalf of its members. We offer help and support, enabling members to improve their business delivery by providing a range of bespoke services, benefits, and resources.

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  • Current Projects

    AELP is working on several commissioned projects focused around Apprenticeships, Traineeships/Study Programme, governance, qualification reforms, Welfare to Work and Employability. Plus, it's undertaking research on funding, Ofsted and much more.

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  • Events

    AELP facilitates an annual calendar of workshops events, conferences, and webinars to keep members and organisations informed on new policy development across the skills and employability spectrum.

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Latest News

21st Mar 2017
Public

Outcome of Apprenticeship non-levy procurement

Calling all AELP full members: When you find out what contract you have been awarded for delivering apprenticeships for non-levy employers, please email [email protected] with the answers to the following: 1. What did you deliver last year? 2. On a like-for-like comparison (i.e. in terms of delivery to non-levied employers) what did you bid for? 3. And what allocation did you actually receive? Read more >

15th Mar 2017
Public

Next steps for IoTs

The government will shortly be launching a call for proposals to establish Institutes of Technology (IoTs). Applicants will be able to bid into a £170m fund to establish institutions which specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers needs in areas with evidence of a higher level skills gap and clear learner demand. The detailed offer will vary from area to area but is expected to be based around the following: • boosting provision at Levels 4 and 5 in STEM subjects; • developing a strong pipeline of provision at Level 3 either as part of the IoT offer or with clear pathways of progression to the IoT’s level 4/5 provision; • up-skilling or re-skilling the existing workforce, to keep pace with rapid technological change; and • using innovative modes of delivery. Partnerships in these ventures are being encouraged, particularly where they can build upon existing technical education provision and leverage assets to secure the step change which is required. Consultations on the proposals are continuing prior to a call in the Spring, but some details have now been made available and can be accessed on our website here. Interested parties can register their interest now with the IoT team at DfE at [email protected] Read more >

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Publications

AELP produce various sector specific publications. An upcoming website enhancement will give such publications greater visibility but, for now, please visit our new section which highlight key, current publications.

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AELP Annual Report 2015_2016
  • AELP Spring Conference
  • FutureApprenticeships
  • 112 GlobalVocationalSkills
  • AELP Allow us enlighten you
  • AELP Manifesto
  • Implementing the Work Experience Element of the 16-19 Study Programme
  • The Future of Apprenticeships in England

Chief Executive AELP

The AELP 'Chief Executive Webinars' are just one of the many exclusive benefits for members. The CEO monthly webinars are just one hour sessions complete with a presentation slides and a Q&A sheet; designed to keep members up to date and ahead of the curve!

Each month, Mark Dawe, AELP Chief Executive provides insight and perspective on the topical key issues of the day such as, the policy landscape for skills and employment, new commissioning arrangements, and a ‘heads up’ on new policy announcements. The webinar sessions are excellent learning resources for senior managers and staff with a summary of key activities.

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