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2nd May 2017

Non-levy update: Contact your ESFA account manager

Many AELP members are already contacting their ESFA account manager about their non-levy apprenticeship funding allocation for May-December 2017. If you are unhappy with how your allocation has been calculated, the ESFA is willing to consider your case, so you should contact your own account manager as soon as possible. In presenting your own calculations, you should make sure that your figures only cover starts because carry-in learners are being funded separately. Read more >

28th Apr 2017

AELP writes to Secretary of State on non-levy apprenticeship allocations

Following AELP CEO Mark Dawe’s communication to AELP members in this week’s Countdown, AELP has continued to lobby the government and ESFA on the non-levy apprenticeship allocations. Since the Countdown article appeared, many providers have emailed our Apprenticeships mailbox ([email protected]) with details of their allocations. Read more >

26th Apr 2017

Statement from AELP’s CEO on non-levy apprenticeship allocations

There is plenty to write about this week. Today we are looking at end point assessment and the whole end to end delivery of apprenticeships and I have been meeting with various people connected with the IfA – so important that this organisation is a success. With the lines of responsibility shifting, and sometimes blurring, between delivery, assessment and training it is important AELP understand and ensure the best possible apprenticeships across the whole apprenticeship cycle. Read more >

20th Apr 2017

Latest on non-levy apprenticeship allocations for providers

Providers will be receiving letters from the ESFA this afternoon informing them that they will be notified of their non-levy apprenticeship funding allocations for the period May-end December 2017 by next Tuesday, 25 April. These full allocations will be split between 16-18 and 19+. A separate contract will also be required for after July. Read more >

13th Apr 2017

Statement to AELP members from AELP CEO on the ESFA announcement of 12 April 2017

Although most of the feedback from members that I have received about yesterday’s ESFA announcement supports AELP’s initial response welcoming the paused non-levy procurement, I am acutely aware of the level of frustration at the latest turn of events and that not all providers are happy about it. Last night I made those feelings abundantly clear to the Agency’s leadership. Read more >

12th Apr 2017

Providers to get their non-levy apprenticeship contracts extended

The government has announced today that it has placed a pause on the non-levy apprenticeship procurement process. As AELP has previously lobbied for, existing apprenticeship providers will have their current ESFA contracts extended until 31 December 2017 to enable new starts in respect of non-levy paying SME employers while ministers review the system. Read more >