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Train journeys to Birmingham, Leeds and Selby this week – so watch out for the word count!! One of my earliest memories in FE was soon after Incorporation and I was Head of Corporate Services at Canterbury College. There was great excitement as Nicky Clarke was coming to the college to open our new hair and beauty salon (now aged 60 by the way but still looking as youthful as ever – google him!). He was the main man in hairdressing at that time. One of the students had written to him and he

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Countdown Issue 943

How much more positive could you get!!! It’s been fascinating fishing around trying to find decent research that links skills and apprenticeships to improving productivity in companies. There are several anecdotes and some reports that reference it, and everyone agrees it is true, but it seems to be limited research. We continue to look but, if any member knows of anything, PLEASE send it through to us. It is vital in nailing Treasury support for the growth of apprenticeships going forward –

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NEW Research: UNREALISED POTENTIAL: THE ROLE OF INDEPENDENT TRAINING PROVIDERS IN MEETING SKILLS NEEDS

Governments around the world recognise the importance of skills as driver of socio-economic development. ‘Unrealised Potential: the role of Independent Training Providers in meeting skills needs’ is new research (published September 2019) by AELP and commissioned by the British Council. As Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy has increasingly been driven by economic considerations, this series explores the role TVET plays in supporting productivity, business growth and

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22 Oct

Understanding and preparing for the requirements of the New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) - SOLD OUT

An essential guide to understanding the content of the EIF. How inspectors will form their judgments on the quality of education and how colleges and training providers can gather and present evidence to demonstrate how their work meets or exceeds the expectations of the inspection framework.

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29 Oct

AELP Autumn Conference 2019

Skills for the Future

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30 Oct

Webinar: T Levels Update - Progress towards September 2020 and beyond

It’s now less than a year until the first T Levels are due to be taught in September 2020, but there still seems much to do and much to bottom out before we get there. Paul Warner has been leading on T Level policy for AELP since its introduction, and will give an overview of progress to date – what we know, and what we still don’t.

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