AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of over 800 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.
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 Sector Connect
Access 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.
CEO Update Webinars
Every month, AELP CEO Mark Dawe provides a full analysis of the key skills and employment issues exclusively for AELP Members in an hour-long webinar.
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 850
When your football team is playing your Chairman’s football team there is only one possible result – at the weekend Plymouth lost 4 – 0 to Oxford and equilibrium was maintained. Equilibrium - not how I would describe the current situation for our membership. It is stunning that once again a deadline has been missed by the ESFA. The AELP members I have discussed this with are resigned to the fact that they get beaten up by an organisation for missing deadlines that hasn’t hit one of their own
Official Apprenticeships evaluation very positive for providers
The latest employer and learner surveys show continuing improvements and positive outcomes from apprenticeships as well as some insights into perspectives on the Levy. Published in mid-November 2017, these large-scale surveys are the main part of the DfE’s official evaluation of the ‘standard of Apprenticeships on offer’ across England. Just over 4000 employers and just under 5000 apprentices and apprenticeship completers /apprentice were surveyed in early 2017 so the results are statistically
Autumn Budget 2017: ‘Don’t dilute apprenticeship levy spend’
Hair and Beauty Sector Forum | Thursday 23 November 2017
The aims of the Hair & Beauty Sector Forum are to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the Hair & Beauty industry. To be aware of new policy developments and or funding methodology impacting on traineeships, apprenticeships and employability programmes. The member forum will focus on topical and key issues and implications for providers and employers in the sector.
Autumn Budget 2017
This webinar (delivered by AELP's CEO Mark Dawe) will assess the impact of the Autumn Budget on departmental spending and identify new policies and developments in the education, skills and employment areas especially in relation to England.
Offender Related Services Special Interest Group | Monday 27th November 2017
This AELP Member Event concentrates on Employment, Skills and the Criminal Justice system. AELP in partnership with the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), co-host the Offender Related Services Forum Special Interest Group every quarter, to capture the views and common interest of both memberships on issues related to sustainable employment, skills and those in the criminal justice system.
Industry calls for rethink after apprentice numbers plummet recruiter.co.uk/news/2017/11/i…