Briefing Paper 60: The 4 C’s - The areas of challenge for delivering EPA
Date published: 14.11.2018
In discussions with our members, it is clear that the reality of delivering End Point Assessment (EPA) is starting to bite with both EPA organisations (EPAOs) and providers. Currently volumes are low and resource can be thrown at resolving issues – however this is not sustainable and following our discussions, we have listed the main areas that AELP members believe need resolving using four “C” headings
Briefing Paper 59: House of Commons Education Committee Report: The apprenticeships ladder of opportunity: quality not quantity
Date published: 10.10.2018
The following document provides a summary of the recommendations from the House of Commons Education Committee Report: The apprenticeship ladder of opportunity: quality not quantity, published on the 8th October 2018. The recommendations in the Education Committee’s report, expertly steered by their chair Robert Halfon, are to be warmly welcomed and the government should waste no time in implementing all of them.
Briefing Paper 58: The Baker Clause: Best Practice Guidance for Schools, Providers and Learners
Date published: 19.09.2018
AELP and ASCL in partnership have published this briefing paper providing an overview of the Baker Clause, its implications on stakeholders and guidance that supports navigating the further education sector. This paper is beneficial to schools, providers, young learners and their parents/carers.
Briefing Paper 57: Benefit rules acting as a barrier to training
Date published: 29.08.2018
This short note provides an insight into how current benefit rules act as a barrier to the take-up apprenticeships and traineeships. AELP calls in particular on the government to amend the rules on child benefit which deter young people taking up the offer of a place on an apprenticeship programme.
Briefing Paper 56: Tackling the Growing Barriers to Traineeship Success- July 2018
Date published: 12.07.2018
This paper provides background information to Traineeships, presenting useful statistics which paints a dismal picture of the current landscape as well as feedback from our Traineeships event in Parliament, followed up by a meeting with Government officials to voice member’s concerns. Ultimately QAR was raised as a key barrier to increased Traineeship participation by our members and despite several years of lobbying, Officials have yet to reverse this decision.