The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading trade association for vocational learning and employment providers in Britain. The majority of its 770+ members are independent private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations. Membership is open to any provider committed to quality provision and it includes 40 FE colleges involved in work based learning. AELP Members train 75% of England's 850,000 apprentices currently on programme.
Over 70% of the Work Programme prime contractors are AELP members with many other members delivering the programme as sub-contractors. Members currently engage with 340,000 employers across the country and last year they helped 117,240 learners complete an apprenticeship.
AELP’s purpose as a representative body is to secure the creation of a high quality coherent employment and skills system which is driven by employer and learner demand. We argue that focused investment in training will be of major benefit to the UK economy in terms of improved productivity and more social mobility. Our 10-point agenda for the 2015-20 UK Parliament is set out in the AELP Manifesto (https://www.aelp.org.uk/news/submissions/details/aelp-policy-publication-manifesto-for-driving-an-e/
AELP has a wide variety of publications which members can access via the website. An example is the first annual review 'A report of ALP's early years' which records how AELP came into existence. To download a copy of this publication, please click here.
AELP current Annual Report can be acessed here .
Organisations keen to collaborate with AELP on strategic projects should it view its 'Strategic Prospectus' which outlines the work of AELP members activities with employers, learners and the wider community. To download a prospectis click here.
For Membership benefits click here.
The following people are on the Board of Directors for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers: