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The Insider 04 - Careers, Information and Guidance

Welcome to issue 4 of the Insider. You only need to say careers information and guidance and there is a torrent of views from virtually everyone in the education sector – and plenty from me. And in the skills sector the views ‘are even more extreme. There is still a belief, rightly so, that many schools do not explain adequately the range of options available to a young person. In many cases this isn’t deliberate, it is just a lack of expertise and understanding for those giving the advice.

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Fair system must be created to allow employers of all sizes to access apprenticeship funding

Association of Employment and Learning Providers Press release – Embargoed until Friday, 21 September 2018, 00.01hrs Fair system must be created to allow employers of all sizes to access apprenticeship funding Smaller employers will need a streamlined digital service to access government funding for apprenticeships when they join the Apprenticeship Service (AS) which is currently operating for large levy-paying employers only.

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Countdown Issue 892

Straight into business to start with (sighs of relief across the country)… The ripples from the funding band reviews are turning into waves. Take a look at this excellent piece of analysis Simon did this week (apparently there is a “bring back Simon’s Countdown intro” campaign building up)… There were 222 standards approved prior to Feb 2018 – the date the IfA announced they were going to take a new evidence-based approach. The IfA has said they will conduct “further reviews over the rest of

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17 Sep

Construction Sector Forum

The Construction Forum is designed for AELP Members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the construction sector. The agenda will focus on topical and key issues of the day e.g. apprenticeship and traineeship funding reforms, trailblazer updates and key policy updates. This sector forum is being re-launced from September 2018.

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18 Sep

Preparation for Self-Assessment for New Training and Employer Providers

This webinar will provide a clear insight into gathering evidence, forming judgements and writing a meaningful self-assessment report that provides a clear and accurate insight into the quality of an organisation's training provision that can become a springboard for improvement.

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19 Sep

CEO Update Webinar

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on key issues arising over the past month. This month's agenda will comprise: 1. Apprenticeship reforms: 3m target and quality 2. Non-levy apprenticeship transition reforms 3. IfA funding band review 4. Subcontracting and management fees 5. Standards and EPA 6. English and maths 7. Devolution and AEB/ESF procurement developments 8. Review of level 3 and below qualifications 9. AELP Autumn Conference 2018 Sponsored by CognAssist.

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