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 Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs at [email protected] or 07710 305182.

Disadvantaged young people left again without apprenticeship opportunities after re-run of controversial government procurement

Date published: 21.12.2017

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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

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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

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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

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Autumn Conference 2017 release

Date published: 01.11.2017

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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

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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

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Association of Employment and Learning Providers press release – 24 August 2017 ‘2017 should be the last year for compulsory English & Maths GCSE resits’

A Level Results: ‘Apprenticeships aren’t only for other people’s children’

Date published: 17.08.2017

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ssociation of Employment and Learning Providers press release 17 August 2017 A Level Results: ‘Apprenticeships aren’t only for other people’s children’

Warwick research confirms government needs to act fast on sharply falling apprenticeship numbers

Date published: 25.06.2017

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Conference delegates look forward to new minister’s response on Monday Training providers gathering for the AELP conference in London on Monday will be eager to hear reassurance from the new skills minister that the government is ready to tackle a sharp fall in apprenticeship start numbers since its levy reforms were introduced.

Apprentice recruitment practice survey launched to help get most from the levy

Date published: 25.06.2017

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AELP and GetMyFirstJob press release: 26 June 2017 Apprentice recruitment practice survey launched to help get most from the levy

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