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All Media and PR enquiries should be directed to Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs at [email protected] or 07710 305182.

AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

Date published: 27.03.2020

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AELP Advice: Can providers accessing public funding furlough staff? (27/3)

AELP draft response to EQA consultation

Date published: 26.03.2020

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AELP draft response to EQA consultation

Countdown Issue 966

Date published: 26.03.2020

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What a week. I am sure that sentiment is shared by everyone. All I can say to everyone is we are trying our best to get an understanding of the seriousness and urgency of the issue now – for all funding streams. Monday evening was, without a doubt, incredibly disappointing and caused great anger for me and everyone else in the sector. It is as if no-one had been listened to for the past month and stank of the past decade of bias against independent training providers.

AELP advice on providing training to furloughed apprentices

Date published: 25.03.2020

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AELP advice on providing training to furloughed apprentices

Countdown Issue 966

Date published: 25.03.2020

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What a week. I am sure that sentiment is shared by everyone. All I can say to everyone is we are trying our best to get an understanding of the seriousness and urgency of the issue now – for all funding streams. Monday evening was, without a doubt, incredibly disappointing and caused great anger for me and everyone else in the sector. It is as if no-one had been listened to for the past month and stank of the past decade of bias against independent training providers.

Covid-19 Response: AELP Requests for Action DfE

Date published: 23.03.2020

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Covid-19 Response: AELP Requests for Action to DfE

Beyond the pale - AELP response to DfE Covid-19 statement on apprenticeships and assessment

Date published: 23.03.2020

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“The omission of any DfE funding support for apprenticeships and other skills training goes completely against the assurance offered by the Secretary of State to the House of Commons last week. We are left to conclude that the government is not serious about apprenticeship training or any other forms of skills training continuing while the pandemic goes on or that it is very happy to preside over many independent training providers (ITPs) going out of business over the next three months.”

Countdown Issue 965

Date published: 20.03.2020

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Operating and surviving in an isolated world So, I make no apology for this being Coronavirus focussed and nothing else. To be honest, everything else is irrelevant if the whole sector has gone bust in the next few months. I will attempt to set out what we have asked for in terms of flexibilities and what we are pushing for in terms of funding. While we may not have written a public letter, we are in constant contact with the Department, agencies and where appropriate the Treasury. Indeed, my

Covid-19 and skills training: The three big things that need to happen now

Date published: 20.03.2020

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Covid-19 and skills training: The three big things that need to happen now The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has submitted to the DfE and Treasury a list of major actions and other flexibilities which need to be taken to safeguard apprenticeship and skills provision during the pandemic. The three most important measures needed without any further delay are: 1. Guaranteed programme income across all funding streams for all provider types (grant or contracted) until the

Operating and surviving in an isolated world

Date published: 19.03.2020

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Operating and surviving in an isolated world So, I make no apology for this being Coronavirus focussed and nothing else. To be honest, everything else is irrelevant if the whole sector has gone bust in the next few months. I will attempt to set out what we have asked for in terms of flexibilities and what we are pushing for in terms of funding. While we may not have written a public letter, we are in constant contact with the Department, agencies and where appropriate the Treasury. Indeed, my

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