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Countdown Issue 1034

This week I wrote to Gavin Williamson about the latest AEB procurement debacle after receiving a deeply unsatisfactory reply from Eileen Milner at the ESFA. I am sure that you will be as disappointed as me to learn that the agency’s view is that “a delay was reasonably foreseeable and providers usually put contingency arrangements in place”. This arrived at the same time as long-established AEB providers were emailing to say that they were suddenly having to make loyal and committed staff

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Countdown Issue 1033

My thanks to members who have already responded to my email on Wednesday (see item below) about the outcome of the non-devolved AEB procurement. As you can see, I have written to Eileen Milner at the ESFA, and your frontline experiences are always powerful evidence to use when we tackle the DfE and others in trying to resolve things. Apologies that we cannot respond directly to everyone, but please be assured we are reading and logging everything – feel free to use the email address below to

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30 Jul

AELP Member Exclusive Webinar: Policy Update July 2021

A monthly update from AELP's Chief Policy Officer Simon Ashworth. Sponsorship opportunity is available. Please email [email protected] for more information.

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4 Aug

AELP Virtual Workshop: How to Deliver an Inspiring Virtual Training Session

Maximise your learner outcomes by designing remote teaching and training with engagement and interaction at its heart. 09:30 am - 12:30 pm on both days

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10 Aug

AELP Virtual Workshop: Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers – Refresh 2021

It has been nearly two years since the ESFA refreshed the current Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and the government has decided that all providers need to reapply again. To support our members AELP will be offering both webinars and virtual workshops to support providers in their understanding of the process, the criteria and point out potential pitfalls and challenges to aid the transition from the existing to the new register.

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