Briefing Paper 68: Measuring impact - Key principles for setting outcome measures.

Date published: 11.02.2020

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The devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) went live on 1st August 2019 and now some of the devolved areas have started to explore how they go about assessing the impact of devolved AEB delivery. It is important not to lose sight of the fact that the sector is operating against a backdrop of a reduction in AEB and other adult facing vocational skills budgets which have been under pressure for some time. This inevitably means there will always be a set of issues around priority groups and

Briefing Paper 67: AELP’s proposed position on wider skills devolution

Date published: 17.12.2019

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The devolution agenda is becoming broader and we are seeing devolved areas and other regions across England pushing for more and more of a ‘place-based’ approach with increased devolved powers. The M9 Group1 of directly elected regional Mayors in England met in October 2019 to discuss: • the positive impact devolution is having across the regions they represent • the next steps they should seek to take to Government to strengthen devolved powers • the need for a framework for devolution, setting

Briefing Paper 66: Policy Lines – 2019 and Beyond Apprenticeships

Date published: 20.09.2019

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Briefing Paper 65: Policy Lines – 2019 and Beyond Routes into Apprenticeships

Date published: 19.09.2019

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Briefing Paper 64: AEB Paper - The Value of Independent Training Providers

Date published: 22.06.2019

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AELP supports all AEB provision, whether it is set in colleges, community centres or taken to businesses. This briefing paper seeks to raise awareness and emphasises the role that Independent Training Providers (ITPs) play in the overall skills delivery system across England which is often overlooked. For 2017/18 ITPs directly delivered £249,266,308 of the AEB, with a vast amount more under subcontracting arrangements. It should be noted that ITP’s direct delivery of AEB has been low due to

Briefing Paper 63: Adult Education Budget - Approach to Commissioning

Date published: 21.06.2019

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AELP has published this discussion paper following the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) which has resulted in major changes to the way in which the AEB is being allocated and procured across England. This has led to unintended consequences, particularly for Independent Training Providers (ITPs) where there is now a risk that flexible, high quality and specialist adult education and skills provision may be removed from areas. AELP welcomes the move to devolved responsibility for

Briefing Paper: 62 Apprenticeship Levy Briefing for Local Authorities (LA), Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) & Schools

Date published: 04.02.2019

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The Apprenticeship Levy – What it is and who pays it? • Only 2% of employers in England will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017. This equates to around 22,000 employers and covers circa 75% of the current workforce in England. • 50% of the employers paying into the Apprenticeship Levy have never previously engaged in Apprenticeships before. No employers are exempt from the Apprenticeship Levy; this includes the Public Sector and the Voluntary Sector.

Briefing Paper: 61 AELP Sector Headlines

Date published: 21.11.2018

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Briefing Paper 60: The 4 C’s - The areas of challenge for delivering EPA

Date published: 14.11.2018

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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

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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.

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