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Countdown Issue 1087

Date published: 12.08.2022

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It is now less than 7 weeks to go until AELP’s inaugural Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) summit

Countdown Issue 1086

Date published: 05.08.2022

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To borrow a recent Ofsted quote, providers continue to operate with “creativity and resilience”.

Countdown Issue 1085

Date published: 29.07.2022

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Conservative Leadership Election 2022 - quick wins to boost skills for employers We are now down to the final two contenders for our next Prime Minister. I have written to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to suggest five ‘quick wins’, which the next Prime Minister could implement, to boost skills and drive more employer investment in training. They are: 1. Incentivise employers to invest more in their workforce, through a change to the tax system. Extend the Class 1 National Insurance contributions

Countdown Issue 1084

Date published: 22.07.2022

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Despite soaring temperatures grinding much of the country to a halt this week, officials across different government departments and agencies have been busy. There are plenty of things that providers will need to be aware of before we move into the new academic year…

Apprenticeship Funding Rules 2022/23 – Version One

Date published: 21.07.2022

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Apprenticeship providers across the country will be breathing a sigh of relief, as the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has finally published version 1 of the apprenticeship funding rules for 2022/23. With less than two weeks until the start of the academic year, there are plenty of changes that providers need to get on top of quickly to ensure they’re compliant. I hope this blog offers a useful explainer on some of the key changes to be aware of.

Shadow Skills Minister Toby Perkins meets local hospitality apprentices at HIT Training’s Chesterfield Chef Academy

Date published: 20.07.2022

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Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for FE and Skills, has visited HIT Training to meet learners and staff at their Chesterfield Chef Academy.

Countdown Issue 1083

Date published: 15.07.2022

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Even More Political Change… What a remarkable week it has been, marked not only by the fabulous hot weather but by an even hotter launch of the Conservative leadership election! We now know that we will have a new Prime Minister in post by 5 September, with plenty of runners and riders in the race. It is positive that we now have a full set of ministers in post at the Department of Education (DfE), after a period of some uncertainty. James Cleverly, a former Foreign Office minister, is the new

Countdown Issue 1082

Date published: 08.07.2022

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Changes in Governement They say that a week is a long time in politics, and I’m sure we’ve all been gripped by the extraordinary developments in Westminster. I really cannot remember a time when the government has been in such disarray. As I write, the Prime Minister has announced his resignation and we’re now on to our third Education Secretary in a matter of days. This is a quickly moving picture and there will no doubt be in further developments in the coming hours, days and weeks. Even

Countdown Issue 1081

Date published: 01.07.2022

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AELP National Conference 2022 This week, we were delighted to host our first in-person National Conference in three years, and everyone agreed it was a great success! We had fantastic speakers, and every official talked about the very positive working relationship with AELP and the importance of our members. A positive scene was set by Skills Minister Alex Burghart MP, who joined us on the first day and stayed for an extended period, giving us time to put plenty of questions to him. The

Countdown Issue 1080

Date published: 24.06.2022

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‘This year’s conference will focus on five themes: strategic priorities; devolution and levelling up; employer-led system; ensuring quality provision; and looking forward.’

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