AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of an extensive number of organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.
Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility.
AELP strives to make continual improvements to best serve its members and staff and is proud of the following achievements.
We offer a range of benefits to our members including guaranteed up-to-date news and insight, added value services to strengthen your business, and lobbying to ensure your interests are represented effectively.
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All members receive regular updates on the latest sector news, contribute to policy development and gain valuable insight through tailored webinars.
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Member Exclusive Meetings
Our Sector Forums and Special Interest Groups enable members to share their insight, influence the agenda, network and collaborate.
Events, Conferences & Webinars
Our market-leading conferences enable members to hear from expert speakers from Government, providers and employers; discuss key issues; and network with peers.
AELP members can access a series of Apprenticeship Levy Model Contracts to use in their negotiations with Levy paying employers.
AELP represents the interests of its members by effectively lobbying on their behalf to government and its agencies.
AELP Policy Update Webinars
Every month, AELP Director of Policy, Simon Ashworth, provides a full analysis of the key skills and employment issues exclusively for AELP Members
Practical support and guidance
AELP stands at the heart of supporting the Training Provider sector. We are here to offer you support, advice and guidance.
AELP has a dedicated research team that provides the qualitative and quantitative evidence to back our policies and activities.
Countdown Issue 1052
I joked to the AELP staff team on Monday morning that for me this week involved a lot of evening dresses and eating nice food! But in seriousness, it has been fantastic to be out at several ceremonies celebrating our amazing sector and the contribution our learners, providers and employers have made over the last year and beyond. Education Investor Awards 2021 I was delighted to be at the Education Investor Awards 2021 on Tuesday evening. It was fantastic to see AELP patron The Skills Network
Patron Think Piece - Training Qualifications UK - What training providers should look for from digital qualifications
The days when artificial intelligence was the stuff of science fiction are long gone. Whether it’s the virtual assistant on your mobile phone or the recommendations you get on Netflix, much of our everyday lives are dominated by AI. But while its impact continues to grow, education and training around it hasn’t followed suit. 55% of businesses have reported an AI skills gap, while 67% anticipate that their need for these skills will only grow in the future.
Countdown Issue 1051
Just occasionally, we get a week where we can take a breath to digest what has been going on lately without having something new and urgent vying for our attention. It had been that sort of week this week, until Wednesday when the Minister for Higher and Further Education Michelle Donelan announced at a Times Higher Education Campus Live event that the government plan to introduce “lifelong learning accounts” from 2025 as part of the lifelong loan entitlement for provision at levels 4-6.
AELP Virtual Workshop: Audit & Compliance for Apprenticeships & AEB | SOLD OUT
A workshop addressing all your compliance and assurance needs to help prepare for audit and ensure clean, accurate monthly claims & evidence.
AELP Webinar: A Review of Ofsted's Current Inspection Themes
This webinar will examine the key themes that are starting to emerge from these inspections in light of the Education Inspection Framework (which was only properly in use for six months prior to the first lockdown in March 2020), the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a number of changes to the Further Education and Skills inspection handbook. Time 10:00am - 11:30am
AELP Member Exclusive Webinar: Hot Policy Topics December
Sign up to keep abreast of all the latest policy news and information. Time: 10.00 am -10.30 am.
Webinars on Demand
The AELP Webinars on Demand website will allow you to easily view and purchase the webinar recordings you want to watch, at a time that suits you!
Save the Date!
The Spring Conference, sponsored by Learning Curve Group, will take place on Tuesday, 1 March 2022, online!
What is SectorSHARE?
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