AELP's primary role is to represent the interests of its members, by effectively lobbying on their behalf to government departments and agencies. We work with our members, the government and employers to support the development of policies that deliver high quality, learner-centred, skills and employability services.
We support our members by guaranteeing them access to readily understandable, up to date information about changes to the skills and employability sector... and how they will affect them. And, we provide our members with access to practical support and added value services that strengthen their business.
AELP represents the interests of an extensive number of organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.
Our members deliver publically funded skills and employment programmes and are responsible for the delivery of over 75% of apprenticeships in England.
Our members are independent private; not-for-profit; voluntary sector; employers; universities; further education colleges and end-point assessment organisations.
AELP lobbies government to represent the interests of its members and has successfully effected changes in skills and employability policy.
AELP guarantees its members the latest information regarding changes to the skills and employability agendas, providing context, insight and practical guidance.
AELP enables its members to strengthen their business through practical support and added value services, for example the Apprenticeship Levy Model Contract.
AELP’s events, sector forums, sector interest groups and conferences enable members to share their insight, influence the agenda, network and collaborate.
Our Annual Report 2016/17 is a record of key activities covering the year from July 2016 to June 2017.
This annual report reflects positive progress on a number of fronts, despite the difficulties of managing at a time of great change. The profile of employment and skills has never been higher and the voice of providers is seen as positive and constructive within the sector.