A suite of 4 draft contracts - now available for full members

7th Jul 2017

Public

20% off the job training is not a quality measure and needs to be dropped

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

As the dust settles from the annual conference and a few days after AELP held its strategic forum and board meeting, there is one message that is coming out loud and clear from providers and employers with important interventions in the debate by organisations such as Ofsted…… Read more >

18th May 2017

Public

AELP’s core apprenticeship message

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

I am going to keep it simple this week – I keep getting asked what are AELP’s core apprenticeship messages (mainly by those that aren’t providers). So here goes – and these haven’t changed for a while: Read more >

28th Mar 2017

Public

There are two levels of unfairness in FE

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

My youngest of four children, the only girl, often retorts “What about me?” when I make the mistake of saying “come on, boys”. Given my own experience in the further education sector, I really should empathise more.

I come from a background of educational privilege and I have seen what is possible. I have also run an exam board working with nearly every school in the country, while in various roles in FE I worked closely with schools and universities. I have witnessed the political priorities in what was the original all-encompassing DfES. Here is what I’ve learned. Read more >

12th Sep 2016

Public

Degree Apprenticeships: ensuring a bright future for young people

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

Apprenticeships at higher or degree level are becoming an increasing and essential part of the skills landscape, offering parity of opportunity for young people in a challenging era.

Mark Dawe, discusses the opportunities and challenges and looks forward to a bright future with Graduate Market Trends. Read more >

20th Jul 2016

Public

Tread carefully in taking forward Sainsbury

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has given a generally positive welcome to the Sainsbury Review on Technical and Professional Education (TPE) for 16 to18 year olds and the Skills Plan which the government published in response to it. Read more >