AELP lobbies on behalf of its members to represent their views. Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase work force productivity and improve social mobility.

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All Media and PR enquiries should be directed to Rebecca Durber, AELP's Director of Public Affairs: [email protected] or 07814 227365. 

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.

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.

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

Filton and Bradley Stoke MP visits Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Date published: 11.05.2022

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Jack Lopresti, Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has visited the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) to discuss the main issues facing the skills sector – and his work as co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships. AELP’s head office is located in Jack Lopresti’s constituency, where he has been the MP since 2010. During the meeting, Mr Lopresti heard about some of the main issues facing the skills sector at the moment.

AELP react to Skills and Post-16 Education Act receiving royal assent

Date published: 28.04.2022

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AELP have welcomed news that the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 has received royal assent – but warn that further assurances are needed over the list of post-16 education or training providers and Local Skills Improvement Plans.

AELP achieve ‘Investors in Diversity’ award

Date published: 19.04.2022

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AELP have successfully passed conditional review for the Investors in Diversity award, following a review into its practices carried out by the National Centre for Diversity. The Investors in Diversity Award is recognised as a national equality standard, showing that AELP takes the values of fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion, and engagement (FREDIE) seriously.

AELP win the National Association Awards for the second year running

Date published: 14.04.2022

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has been successful at the National Association Awards (NAA) for the second year running – retaining its place as the Best Membership Organisation (up to 1000 members). Following last year’s win, AELP gave assurances that the organisation would not sit on its laurels and would continue their hard work representing members. AELP are therefore delighted to have retained the Best Membership Organisation award. The NAA 2022 awards

Expansion of free courses for jobs scheme welcomed, but extra capacity needed

Date published: 01.04.2022

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has welcomed the expansion of the eligibility criteria for the free level 3 courses for jobs scheme which comes into force today (Friday 1 April) – and called for action to ensure greater take up of these valuable courses. The level 3 adult offer was part of the Prime Minister’s lifetime skills guarantee, which he announced at Exeter College in September 2020. AELP and other FE sector stakeholders had long urged the government to

AELP backs London Assembly plans to boost apprenticeships across the capital

Date published: 24.03.2022

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AELP backs London Assembly plans to boost apprenticeships across the capital The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has backed London Assembly plans to improve the apprenticeship system, as outlined in a new report by their Economy Committee. ‘You’re Hired: A Bright Future for Apprenticeships in London’ has found that apprenticeship numbers in London have fallen since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy – particularly for younger people. One of the reasons for

AELP responds to launch of government consultation on reform of level 2 and below qualifications.

Date published: 04.03.2022

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has slammed government proposals to reform level 2 and below provision – which AELP believes will lead to a ‘bonfire of qualifications’. Level 2 and below qualifications are often the first step in a life-changing journey towards employment and higher levels of education for learners. They also play an important part in supporting

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