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Countdown Issue 1018

AELP is very sorry to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As many people are saying, the Prince was a marvellous public servant and someone who dedicated so much of his life to the betterment of young people. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and the Royal Family. I hope that you all enjoyed the Easter break and the glorious weather that came with it – even if some of us where then treated to a day of snow! Because we live in exceptional times,

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Our new Membership portal – MyAELP is now live!

We are delighted to launch our new Membership portal - discover your AELP member only news, member only events, member-exclusive webinars and other member benefits, all in one place! Now you will have individual logins for each contact within a member organisation, with a valid organisation email address. (This replaces the existing login system that uses ‘one login for each member organisation’). You can access the portal here at

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Countdown Issue 1017

It’s been a week when we have had a rush of announcements most likely driven by a combination of the Easter break and the local election purdah period. On Wednesday, the ESFA published guidance on AEB reconciliation for 2020-21. This confirms the threshold arrangements which have not been welcomed by some in the college community. I need to stress that there is also a very strong message for ITPs implicit within the guidance based on our conversations with the Agency. For all ESFA funded

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18 Mar

Buy the recordings from Spring Conference 2021

You can now purchase all of the recordings from the conference which include the plenary sessions and all the 19 workshops. All presentation slides and handouts will also be included within this purchase. Sponsored by NCFE and Learning Curve Group.

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13 Apr

Essential Digital Skills - all you need to know about the delivering this new qualification

This webinar will briefly review the core content of the new Digital Skills qualifications; consider the development needed to implement delivery; and reflect on the benefits introduction could provide to organisations. Time: 10-11am.

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15 Apr

Digital and IT Sector Forum

The Digital Sector Forum is chaired by Dominic Gill, Managing Director of Intequal, and vice chaired by Richard Parker. It is supported by Paul Warner, AELP Director of Research and Development and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP national operations manager.

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