The AELP office is closed with the staff team working remotely.
We will continue to provide a full service to our members.
Should you wish to contact us please use the following numbers & email addresses:



Senior Management Team  

  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive Officer |    [email protected]
  • Jane Hickie, Chief Operating Officer, for operations, membership and events issues | [email protected] | 07909 966621
  • Mo Parsons, PA to the CEO & COO | [email protected] | 07854 215490
  • Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, for policy issues | [email protected] 07957 560627
  • Aidan Relf, Director of Public Affairs, for press, social media and lobbying | [email protected] | 07710 305182


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AELP statement regarding legal advice on Cabinet Office guidance PPN 02/20

Following careful consideration by its Board, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has decided that it will not pursue legal action against the Department for Education in relation to Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19, published by the Cabinet Office on 20 March 2020.

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Countdown 975

I am sure you will all know the news by now – after over 4 years I am leaving AELP. Firstly thank you to so many people who have sent me messages over the past 24 hours – very kind words all round. I should start by repeating the statement I made yesterday because it really captures everything: “While I leave behind a great dedicated team and many incredible members at AELP, it certainly isn’t goodbye, and the memories will last for a lifetime! Indeed there is still much for AELP and me as

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AELP CEO Announcement

It was announced today that Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), will be leaving AELP in mid-August to take up a new role within the skills sector. Current chief operating officer, Jane Hickie, has been promoted to become AELP’s managing director as part of a new structure which the AELP Board has put in place to address the challenges that Covid-19 has presented. Her appointment recognises the crucial part that she has played in AELP’s

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3 Jun

Engineering and Manufacturing Sector Forum

This sector forum group is chaired by John Osborne, MIT Skills. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager. The aim of the forum is to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Automotive industry.

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4 Jun

Emerging good practice in the operational implementation of Prevent & the Statutory Duty

Top tips to overcome the unique challenges that training providers face.

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4 Jun

The Role of the Nominee

What does a nominee need to do to prepare for and during an inspection or monitoring visit?

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Featured Member - Total People

Date published: 19.05.2020

Total People is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West of England, with all profits re-invested for the benefit of learners and employers.

With a breadth of experience in delivering training from Level 1 to Level 5, and training centres throughout the North West, Total People can support learners at every stage of their career.

Total People works closely with employers who pay the Government’s apprenticeship levy, as well as supporting SMEs, and our specialist team can recommend tailored training solutions with a focus on return on investment and productivity.


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