AELP’s events, conferences and webinars are important in providing our members with the most up-to-date information and include key developments within the sector. As an integral part of AELP’s membership offering members do, of course, receive significantly reduced delegate fees to attend. Many of our webinars are offered complimentary including a monthly update from AELP’s CEO Mark Dawe.
Our experienced events team deliver around 150 events per year, including three annual conferences; Spring, Autumn and during the summer, our two-day National Conference which is a must-attend key strategic event within the Skills and Employability sector calendar delivering to nearly 600 attendees per day. Full AELP members receive one complimentary place to attend both days which is worth £575.00 - a significant saving when compared to many of our membership fees.
Events are topical and delivered by high profile and experienced speakers or facilitators and always provide a great opportunity to network with other members. Ranging in size and type they are often delivered around the country bringing the event closer to you.
The partnerships we have with government agencies including; Ofsted, the Institute for Apprenticeships and the Department for Education ensure our events keep you one step ahead of any significant announcements and changes in the sector.
Alongside our events, AELP frequently deliver one hour webinars which offer the opportunity to listen to the latest news and sector developments from the comfort of your office. The recording of the webinar, presentation slides and any Q&As are often sent out post-webinar and are another valuable resource for your organisation. Click here to access Webinar Recordings On Demand »»
AELP continues to receive excellent feedback on our events and is proud to deliver this service for our members.
Monitoring and evaluating the learner journey
Date published: 19.02.2020
An insight into the monitoring and evaluation of the learner’s journey and how this aligns curriculum planning and impact on the learner. Considerations as to methods to use to evaluate and record progress to ensure learner progress over time and milestone achievement in relation to the learner's starting point. The role of the employer and how they contribute to the monitoring of the learner’s journey.
The EIF and SEND learners
Date published: 20.02.2020
The Further Education and Skills Handbook 2019 says: ‘Before making the final judgement on overall effectiveness, inspectors must evaluate the extent to which the education and training provided meets the needs of all learners. This includes learners with SEND and those who have high needs.’ In this complimentary webinar you’ll learn more about what Ofsted expects from providers and how to deliver it using Cognassist.
Effective Corporate Governance in relation to the EIF
Date published: 25.02.2020
This webinar will outline the key concepts that link the role of governance to the new Education Inspection Framework, especially in relation to the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum. It will include a review of published inspection findings under the EIF with an emphasis on the role of governance in improving provision. It will also give an outline on how to evaluate the effectiveness of governance, with a brief introduction to the Code of Good Governance for ITPs.
Creative and Design Sector Forum
Date published: 26.02.2020
This is a new sector forum group which was set up in October 2018. It is chaired by Alexis Michaelides - Founder of Big Creative Education, supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.
Understanding and preparing for the requirements of the New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) (Birmingham)
Date published: 26.02.2020
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.
Novotel Birmingham Centre, Birmingham
Schools and Education Special Interest Group
Date published: 27.02.2020
The AELP Schools and Education Special Interest Group is a half day event, chaired by Jo Pountney and Jill Eaton, Managing Directors at Sporting Futures Training. The event is complimentary to all AELP Members wishing to attend. The Schools and Education SIG aims to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the education sector.
CEO Member Update Webinar
Date published: 28.02.2020
An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe on the key issues arising over the past month.
Managing Prior Learning Effectively
Date published: 03.03.2020
The funding rules on prior learning need to be understood and managed in context by every training provider. The rules are not black and white so we will look at the different interpretations.
Construction Sector Forum (1)
Date published: 05.03.2020
The AELP Construction sector forum is complimentary member event, kindly sponsored by NOCN. This sector forum was re-launched in September 2018 with NOCN's MD Graham Hasting-Evans (chair), and Mark Buckton (vice chair), leading the group. The forum group is supported by Paul Warner, AELP director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.
Hospitality and Catering Sector Forum
Date published: 11.03.2020
This sector forum is Chaired by John Hyde CBE, FIH, Executive Chairman of HIT Training Ltd. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.
A Day with Ofsted
Date published: 16.03.2020
Due to popular demand we are repeating our AELP annual flagship conference on inspection and quality on Monday, 16 March, in Leeds. As before, this ‘A Day with Ofsted’ event will provide an overview of Chief Inspector's annual report, following its 2018-19 publication in January. It really is an event which no provider committed to high quality provision can afford to miss!
The MET Hotel, Leeds
Developing Life Skills and Mental Toughness and why that matters
Date published: 18.03.2020
This webinar will examine briefly the mental toughness concept and look at tools and techniques designed to help people to deal effectively with stressors, pressures and challenges. Including: Positive thinking, Visualisation, Anxiety Control, Attentional Control & Goal setting Provide an insight into why some interventions work for some and not for others.
Logistics and Transport Sector Forum
Date published: 24.03.2020
This sector forum is Chaired by James Billingham, Skills Office Ltd and vice chaired by Andy Frost MD of Merlin Supply Chain Solutions limited. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager. The aim of the Logistics and Transport Sector Forum is to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and or employability provision in the logistics and supply chain industry across all
Higher and Degree Level Special Interest Group
Date published: 25.03.2020
The AELP Higher and Degree Level SIG aims to create a forum in which members can consider the opportunities available to providers wishing to develop a portfolio of provision at higher or degree level. The meetings will also capture the views and common interest of members already involved in the development and delivery of provision at this level that can help to inform AELP’s view on key policy issues.
Business Services and Management Sector Forum
Date published: 25.03.2020
The Business Services and Management Sector Forum is designed for AELP Members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in business services and management. The agenda will focus on topical and key issues of the day, e.g. apprenticeship and traineeship funding reforms, trailblazer updates and key policy updates.
AELP National Conference 2020
Date published: 10.06.2020
A new government with a post-Brexit agenda has huge implications for skills. The AELP National Conference 2020 is ideally timed for providers to plan strategically as the government’s plans become clearer. This two day conference will take place on 10th and 11th June at Novotel London West.
Novotel London West