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About AELP

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 (

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 . 

To become a member and to understand the annual membership fee structure can be found in the Become a Member section.

For Membership benefits click here.


Board of AELP Directors

The following people are on the Board of Directors for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers:

  • Martin Dunford OBE - Chief Executive, Skills Training UK and the Chairman of AELP
  • Mark Dawe - Chief Executive, AELP
  • Paul Cooper - Head of Administration and Data Management /Member of GP Strategies Training Limited (GPSTL)
  • Barry Fletcher - Chief Operating Officer - Ingeus UK
  • Debbie Gardiner - Chief Executive Officer, Qube Learning
  • Nichola Hay - Director, Outsource Training and Development
  • John Hyde FIH CBE - Executive Chairman, HIT Training Group
  • Chris Jeffery - Non Executive Director, Skills Group Ltd
  • Alex Khan - Chief Executive, Lifetime Training Group Ltd
  • Ashley McCaul - Chief Executive, Skills for Growth/Landmark
  • Frank McMahon - Chief Executive, YH Training Services - (Vice Chairman/Company Secretary)
  • John Osborne - Director of Business Development and Partnerships, MITSkills
  • Sam Parrett - Principal, Bromley College of Further and Higher Education
  • Sue Pittock - Chief Executive, Remit Training
  • Stewart Segal - Strategy Director, 3aaa

AELP Senior Management Team

AELP Staff