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Countdown Issue 948

And here we go. Into an election period. Firstly, it means officials suddenly disappear off the face of the earth along with the politicians (in terms of national policy) as purdah hits. No public appearances, no new announcements. It is how it is and there is nothing we can do about that. Thus, the delay in Ofsted annual report, the delay in any more significant ESFA announcements, IfATE announcements etc. etc. The Forgotten 50% I wrote a few weeks ago about the impression I had of the

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Patron Think Piece: OneFile - How to implement your apprenticeship curriculum

Ofsted has a new judgement area: Quality of Education. This new judgement made its debut in the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), so it’s still brand new to providers. Basically it means that Ofsted wants providers to demonstrate their curriculum intent, implementation and impact – the three ‘I’s. The phrase curriculum intent has caused a bit of a stir across the sector, but providers don’t need to panic – it's not a new thing. Training providers have always had to design, plan,

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Countdown Issue 947

Sitting on the train back from Manchester – before you start all I can say is sorry, it was a long-delayed journey. What an amazing conference – great speakers, great audience and some really crunchy issues covered. Across all the speakers I think there was a message that they respected AELP and their members. They may not agree with everything we say, but at least we say it and we come up with solutions. Non-levy transition and levy transfer For many in the room, the most significant

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5 Nov

Emerging good practice in the operational implementation of the Prevent Duty

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

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12 Nov

Schools and Education Special Interest Group

The AELP Schools and Education Special Interest Group is a half day event, chaired by Jo Pountney and Jill Eaton, Managing Directors at Sporting Futures Training. The event is complimentary to all AELP Members wishing to attend. The Schools and Education SIG aims to capture the views and common interest of members involved in the development and delivery of skills and employability provision in the education sector.

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13 Nov

Hospitality and Catering Sector Forum

This sector forum is Chaired by John Hyde CBE, FIH, Executive Chairman of HIT Training Ltd. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Cheryl Swales, AELP Project Manager.

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