AELP is delighted to announce that its Patron Member community continues to grow, and welcomes its newest two Patrons, Innovate Awarding and OneFile.

Our Patrons play an extremely important role in supporting us to deliver our wide range of services on behalf of our members; we consult with them regularly, using their insight to help inform our strategy. Furthermore, they engage regularly with our members to ensure they can benefit from their insight and expertise.


Innovate Awarding is a national awarding organisation, with “a passion for doing things differently”. They are technology innovators and specialise in working with training providers and their learners, to revolutionise the way regulated qualifications are delivered and assessed.

Their innovation has recently been recognised by their shortlisting for the 2018 e-Assessment Awards, in the Innovation Award category, for their EPAPro system, a bespoke end-point assessment system.

Innovate Awarding’s Managing Director, Charlotte Bosworth, commented: “We are very clear on the vital role AELP plays in keeping its members up to date. Being a Patron allows us to tap directly into the core of AELP and ensure that what we are doing also plays a key role in supporting the sector.”


OneFile won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2017, and provide the UK’s only learning platform that brings training and assessment together – so users can access all the training tools they need in one place.

They are renowned for their in-depth understanding of the vocational training sector, they were founded by a former assessor after all, and have a range of high-quality products that give training organisations the right support at the right time.

OneFile’s Director, Susanna Lawson, commented: "We're delighted to become a Patron Member of AELP. As a Patron we look forward to a productive partnership with AELP that will enable us to support their agenda, as well as gaining insights that will help us to develop services that give our customers the effective support they're looking for."

AELP’s Chief Operating Officer, Jane Hickie, commented: “We’re really excited about the prospect of working with our newest two Patron Members. The insight and expertise of both organisations will be of benefit to AELP and, more importantly, to our members and their learners.”

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