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AELP publishes its Review of Apprenticeship Standards and End Point Assessment to evidence concerns
Date published: 19.04.2018
Following AELP CEO Mark Dawe’s appearance before the Education Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers has decided to publish the evidence it gathered before publicly expressing serious concerns on the roll-out of the new standards and end point assessment (EPA) arrangements as a critical component of the apprenticeship reforms.
AELP withdraws from the governance of the Education and Training Foundation
Date published: 15.03.2018
The Board of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has decided that AELP should formally withdraw from the sector ownership of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and that AELP should give up its representation on the ETF Board with immediate effect.
Sector bodies recommend 20% cap on management fees for subcontracting
Date published: 07.03.2018
Press release – 07 March 2018 Jointly issued by AELP, Collab Group and HOLEX Representative bodies in FE system publish new best practice guidance for a relationship between a prime provider and subcontractor Management fees charged by a prime FE or skills provider should not be more than 20% of the programme funding and will generally be much less.
Disadvantaged young people left again without apprenticeship opportunities after re-run of controversial government procurement
Date published: 21.12.2017
High quality training providers and colleges including charities have been denied the opportunity by the government to continue offering apprenticeship training to disadvantaged young people.
‘Why wipe out good or outstanding apprenticeship training providers after latest Ofsted findings?’, asks AELP
Date published: 13.12.2017
Training leaders consider concerns about variable quality in the delivery of government funded skills programmes to be very over-stated following Ofsted’s confirmation today that four out of five independent training providers are good or outstanding. The inspection results in the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report 2016-17 are pertinent to the Commons Education Committee inquiry on the quality of apprenticeship training which begins in the new year.
Government gets it right on work experience element of T levels but it must recognise level 2 attainment
Date published: 01.12.2017
16 to 18 year olds should be allowed to study technical education at level 2 if the government is serious about social mobility for young people.
Autumn Budget 2017: ‘Don’t dilute apprenticeship levy spend’
Date published: 22.11.2017
Autumn Conference 2017 release
Date published: 01.11.2017
More flexibility needed in apprenticeship levy reforms to reverse poor start Training leaders are calling on the government to urgently take forward the skills minister’s own acknowledgement that a more flexible approach is needed if the apprenticeship reforms are going to be the success they should be. If the government is genuinely concerned about social mobility and productivity, then action needs to be taken.
Threat to social mobility posed by government’s own apprenticeship reforms
Date published: 21.09.2017
The government is in serious danger of undermining its own social mobility agenda unless it acts quickly to address significant bias in its apprenticeship reform programme and provide a boost to the number of traineeships available to young people.
2017 should be the last year for compulsory English & Maths GCSE resits
Date published: 24.08.2017
Association of Employment and Learning Providers press release – 24 August 2017 ‘2017 should be the last year for compulsory English & Maths GCSE resits’