Submission 56: AELP consultation response to the HE Commission’s Inquiry into degree apprenticeships

Date published: 30.10.2018

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How do degree apprenticeships fit into the overall structure of tertiary (post-level 3) education and training, and is their formal relationship with other awards and pathways clear? Value for money has been a contentious subject for several years, particularly since the tripling of tuition fees by the Coalition Government. Moreover, higher education has been under the spotlight as the value of degrees both in terms of its quality and financial cost are being questioned more frequently.

Submission 55: Making the Functional Skills Reform a Success

Date published: 19.10.2018

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Over the past 2 years, AELP has been told there will be no policy or funding change in relation to Functional Skills until the new curriculum and assessment is introduced. With major reforms to Functional Skills due to come into effect in late 2019, now is the time to consider a number of factors that need to be addressed to ultimately ensure these qualifications can be delivered as they are so critical in improving the social mobility of the learners who do not yet hold a level 2 qualification

Submission 54: Effecting a transition to a sustainable apprenticeship system

Date published: 21.09.2018

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The non-levy apprenticeship transition and creating a sustainable apprenticeship system: Response from the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) In response to the announcement of a transition period and the need for a long term sustainable funding model, AELP is calling for the following: 1. A more robust and refreshed Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which acts as the gateway to direct funding for apprenticeships for all employers.

Submission 53: Autumn Budget 2018

Date published: 28.08.2018

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AELP has made a written submission to HM Treasury in advance of Autumn Budget 2018. In it, AELP confirms its belief that a well-funded, well-defined skills system is vital to the government achieving its objectives in respect of the social mobility agenda, the Industrial Strategy and meeting labour market challenges that may be exacerbated by Brexit. The submission calls for support in 11 specific areas.

Submission 52: Consultation on Ofqual’s approach to regulating Technical Qualifications

Date published: 06.08.2018

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AELP supports the underlying proposition behind T Levels, to create a high-quality classroom-based technical learning option that employers will value in potential recruits, and from which individuals can benefit not only in terms of their career prospects, but in terms of their general learning and development. We seek to act as a critical friend to the policy – supporting it where appropriate and challenging it where necessary with a view to making the final output as good as it can possibly

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