AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of an extensive number of organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.
Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility.
AELP strives to make continual improvements to best serve its members and staff and is proud of the following achievements.
We offer a range of benefits to our members including guaranteed up-to-date news and insight, added value services to strengthen your business, and lobbying to ensure your interests are represented effectively.
Countdown and The Insider
All members receive regular updates on the latest sector news, contribute to policy development and gain valuable insight through tailored webinars.
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Member Exclusive Meetings
Our Sector Forums and Special Interest Groups enable members to share their insight, influence the agenda, network and collaborate.
Events, Conferences & Webinars
Our market-leading conferences enable members to hear from expert speakers from Government, providers and employers; discuss key issues; and network with peers.
AELP members can access a series of Apprenticeship Levy Model Contracts to use in their negotiations with Levy paying employers.
AELP represents the interests of its members by effectively lobbying on their behalf to government and its agencies.
AELP Policy Update Webinars
Every month, AELP Director of Policy, Simon Ashworth, provides a full analysis of the key skills and employment issues exclusively for AELP Members
Practical support and guidance
AELP stands at the heart of supporting the Training Provider sector. We are here to offer you support, advice and guidance.
AELP has a dedicated research team that provides the qualitative and quantitative evidence to back our policies and activities.
Countdown Issue 1045
“ITPs are getting more recognition for their important role in tackling the skills crisis”
Patron Think Piece - Bud Systems - Traineeships – untapped potential?
Traineeships, the skills development programmes that include a work placement, have been a hot topic throughout 2021. With the deadline for a new government cash incentive fast approaching, we thought it was high time we talked about traineeships in more depth. How successful have they been? What challenges do they face? Have cash incentives made a difference? And, most importantly, what can we do to ensure traineeships reach their full potential in the future?
Countdown Issue 1043
Meeting the new Education Secretary This week, I met the new Secretary of State Nadhim Zahawi with Martin Dunford, AELP Chair. Nadhim is clearly keen to engage right across the sector and made a point of telling us that the “second half of this Parliament will be all about skills” - given his previous background as apprenticeships advisor to the PM during the coalition years, this gives us ground for some cautious optimism. He certainly seemed enthusiastic on apprenticeships and told us he wa
AELP Webinar: Embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into your curriculum
This webinar will provide delegates with an introduction to the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) strategy which should be adopted by all FE and Skills providers, along with practical advice, hints and tips on how the embed into the curriculum and for a whole organisational response. Time: 10 am - 11 am.
Foundation Special Interest Group
POSTPONED: New meeting date to be confirmed for November 2021. The AELP Foundation Special Interest Group is a complimentary event for members of AELP to attend. The aim of the group is to capture the views and share common interests 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.
AELP Webinar: A review of the subcontracting rules and requirements for FY21-22
This session will focus on a review of the ESFA’s subcontracting rules and requirements for FY21-22, covering both apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship provision. Following the ESFA’s review of Post-16 subcontracting we are now seeing the outcome of that policy translated into new rules and requirements in a drive to increase transparency and more direct delivery. Time: 10-11:15am
The flexibility allowing Universal Credit claimants to undertake training for up to 16 weeks has been extended,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Webinars on Demand
The AELP Webinars on Demand website will allow you to easily view and purchase the webinar recordings you want to watch, at a time that suits you!
The Autumn Conference, sponsored by City and Guilds, will return to the fabulous surroundings of The Midland, Manchester this November!
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