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7th Sep 2017

Lords debate: AELP’s recommendations on improving digital skills

Called by co-founder Martha Lane-Fox, the House of Lords is debating ‘Improving digital understanding at all levels of UK society’ on 7 September. AELP has sent peers a briefing note (available for download below) with a series of recommendations on digital skills training. The main points are: Read more >

25th Aug 2017

ESFA notification of AEB outcomes

ESFA have confirmed that existing providers who did not participate or who were unsuccessful in the recent AEB procurement will be notified of the value of their November 2017 to July 2018 contract extension next week (w/c 29 August). Read more >

31st Jul 2017

New ITT for Non-levy Apprenticeship Funding

The ESFA has published on Bravo details of the new ITT for Non-levy Apprenticeship Funding. This replaces the previous ITT that the skills minister announced she was scrapping at the AELP National Conference. Therefore all providers that wish to offer apprenticeship training to non-levy paying employers need to participate in this new ITT. The questions in it are different and so it will not be a ‘copy and paste’ repeat exercise. Read more >

25th Jul 2017

Evidence of employer opposition to blanket 20% off-the-job training rule for apprenticeships presented to DfE

Following a meeting with the skills minister on 17 July, AELP has submitted a paper to the Department for Education with substantial evidence from named employers calling for the universally applied 20% off-the-job training rule for apprenticeships to be withdrawn in favour of the employer-led trailblazers recommending the appropriate amount of off-the-job training for each of their standards. Read more >

23rd Jul 2017

Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations – latest updates

AELP is working with Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations (AAO) to support and gather intelligence about End Point Assessment. We conducted a first survey of AAOs in April to test this emerging market on criteria including readiness to deliver EPAs, barriers to market and EPA cost. Results are available: AELP snapshot of AAO readiness April 2017 Read more >

14th Jul 2017

Improving Outcomes for learners with SEND

AELP is working in partnership with PublicCo to deliver a workshop package which will offer support for leadership teams and governors to improve their support and outcomes for learners with SEND funded by the Education Training Foundation. Read more >