Download a copy of AELP’s fact sheet about why your organisation should be a AELP Member.
AELP provides a unified national voice for employment, vocational and work based learning providers from the private, public and voluntary sectors and is recognised by, and influential with, all the key national policy makers. We continually lobby for vocational learning, ensuring it has a higher profile not just in the media, but also within Westminster - all MPs receive a regular newsletter on current issues, and the AELP position. AELP representatives meet regularly with ministers, opposition spokespersons and officials at the highest levels, both formally and informally.
AELP representatives are to be found on many government and funding agency groups, including:
AELP can only maintain its credibility if it is seen to represent the many providers, large and small, who are delivering the skills and employability strategies. We can only continue to influence decisions if the providers that are benefiting from our work support us by joining AELP.
The majority of larger providers have already joined, but we also represent the army of small and medium providers - those that, without the work of AELP, could face the greatest threats if the views of providers are not being fed into policy and decision makers at the earliest opportunity. We are here to protect your interests.