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.

Sector Connect 120 - November 2017

Date published: 09.11.2017

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In this edition: 1. Major talking points of AELP’s autumn conference 2. ESFA planning new ‘trusted provider status’ for employer levy account management 3. Off-the-job training concern 4. Work together for technical education 5. Calls for a social mobility campaign 6. The New Annual Apprenticeship Conference Awards 2018! 7. Patron Think Piece – NCFE - Fully Functional 8. Advertise with AELP - Special Offer 9. Dissemination of the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report 2017 Event 10. Improving Outcomes

Sector Connect 119 - October 2017

Date published: 03.10.2017

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In this edition: 1. AELP Autumn Conference 2017 2. Reviewing apprenticeship standards and assessment plans 3. Neurodiversity Special Interest Group 4. Patron Think Piece - SQA - A Guide to Apprenticeships across the devolved nations 5. Patron Think Piece – Pellcomp Software - The New Apprentice 6. Sector Forums 7. Financial & Accountancy Services Sector Forum 8. Construction Sector Forum 9. Higher Level Skills and Degree Apprenticeships 10. Automotive Sector Forum 11. Engineering and Manufacture

Sector Connect 118 - September 2017

Date published: 06.09.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. AELP Autumn Conference 2017 2. GCSE reforms – new 9-1 grading system information 3. How to become an end-point assessor 4. AppSkil ICT Sector Skills Alliance Project 5. EFT:Support for Practioners 6. Hospitality Sector Forum 7. Schools/Education Special Interest Group 8. Health and Social Care/Early Years Sector Forum 9. Featured Member 10. AELP Calendar of Events

Sector Connect 117 - August 2017

Date published: 01.08.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. Advanced Teacher Status, an opportunity for providers 2. Think Piece - Castles made of sand? Is the new Industrial Strategy up to scratch? 3. “The training I attended was instrumental to us getting on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations” - DiVA Apprenticeships story...

Sector Connect 116 - July 2017

Date published: 03.07.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. Review of Sector Forums and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 2. New Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) Special Interest Group (SIG) gathers pace 3. Regional Networks...

Sector Connect 113 - April 2017

Date published: 23.06.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. A suite of 4 draft contracts - now available for members 2. AELP CEO comments on MPs’ report on the apprenticeship levy 3. Next steps for IoTs...

Sector Connect 114 - May 2017

Date published: 23.06.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. Introduction from Mark Dawe 2. AELP National Conference 3. AELP Projects...

Sector Connect 115 - June 2017

Date published: 23.06.2017

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Included in this edition: 1. AELP Sector Forum Update 2. Institute for Apprenticeship Appoints 15 Panel Chairs 3. AELP National Conference...

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