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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.’

AELP included in the top 50 most inclusive workplaces

Date published: 23.06.2022

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has been awarded 45th place in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022.

Countdown Issue 1079

Date published: 17.06.2022

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“We will continue to defend the apprenticeship levy – at the same time as calling for improvements to the apprenticeship system.”

Countdown Issue 1078

Date published: 10.06.2022

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Whether you were celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, spending time with family and friends or just having some well-deserved down time, I hope you had a good break over the extended bank holiday weekend. Queen’s Birthday Honours I would like to congratulate AELP members Rob Colbourne, Jill Whittaker, Biddy Lall and Euan Blair for receiving honours last week, as part of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Rob Colbourne, Chief Executive of PTP training, was awarded an OBE for his commitment to

Exploring the ESFA’s draft apprenticeship funding rules 2022/23

Date published: 09.06.2022

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Towards the end of May, the Education and Funding Skills Agency (ESFA) published their draft apprenticeship funding rules 2022/23 which – following a ‘clarification’ period where stakeholders are invited to give feedback – will come into place on 1 August. The three headline changes include revisions to rules on the recognition of prior learning (RPL), the off-the-job training requirement (OTJT) and the English and maths policy. There are also a raft of other amendments that will have an impact

AELP congratulates FE sector colleagues for their recognition in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Date published: 01.06.2022

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AELP congratulates FE sector colleagues for their recognition in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Countdown Issue 1076

Date published: 26.05.2022

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It’s been another busy week of events and meetings – including our first ever Maths and English Summit, which was a great success. If you attended, I hope you found it useful.

Countdown Issue 1075

Date published: 20.05.2022

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I hope you have all had a good week so far- it’s been quite a week here at AELP, and here are just some of the highlights…

Why Improving Numeracy Does Add Up #NationalNumeracyDay

Date published: 17.05.2022

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Why Improving Numeracy Does Add Up #NationalNumeracyDay As someone who completed a finance degree, I've always had a passion for numbers. Good numeracy skills are critical from both a personal and professional perspective. 18 May is National Numeracy Day, which is a great opportunity to celebrate and promote awareness about the importance of having good numeracy skills.

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