Submission 108: AELP submission to the Education Select Committee Inquiry into Careers Education – March 2022
Date published: 30.06.2022
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) welcomes the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into careers education in schools. AELP has long advocated for high quality, impartial careers information, advice, and guidance, which is accessible for all ages, in every area of the country, offering parity of esteem between academic and vocational routes.
Submission 107: AELP Summary of Funding Rules Feedback June 2022
Date published: 23.06.2022
AELP welcomes several significant new policy changes to the draft funding rules for FY22/23. The introduction of the new off-the-job (OTJT) baseline addresses the long-standing inequality for apprentices who had to undertake and arbitrary amount of additional OTJT time purely due to the contracted time of their employment contract.
Submission 106: AELP’s Response to the Education Select Committee Inquiry on Prison Education
Date published: 19.05.2022
Overview The Education Select Committee is conducting an inquiry into how well prison education delivers the skills needed by employers throughout the country, focusing particularly on barriers to delivering apprenticeships in a custodial setting.
Submissions 105: AELP response to the Review of Post-16 Qualifications at Level 2 and below – April 2022
Date published: 27.04.2022
6. Do you agree that we should fund qualifications that support progression to level 3 technical provision Yes Do you agree that qualifications in this group should be small to medium-sized, with a guideline size of 120-240 GLH? No Comments: AELP believes that the government should continue to fund qualifications that support progression to level 3 technical qualifications. Progression to level 3 is important. However, many sectors- such as construction- have a high number of occupations that on
Submissions 104: Spring Statement 2022: Maximising Opportunities for Young People and Adults.
Date published: 01.03.2022
Summary of Recommendations: Maximising Opportunities for Young People and Adults, 2022 Spring Statement This submission sets up out a number of proposed areas, recognising the existing investment in the recent multi-year Spending Review settlement and is aimed at building on both the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs and the Secretary of State for Education’s Skills for Jobs White Paper. Now is the time for the Government to ensure we have a follow on with a suitable bold plan which supports the not
Submission: 103 AELP Education Select Committee - Review of Post-16 Education
Date published: 28.01.2022
Introduction The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) warmly welcomes the Education Select Committee's timely inquiry, which centres on reviewing the effectiveness of post-16 education. In summary, our key recommendations are: • T-Levels have been unhelpfully positioned against applied general qualifications. Whilst there is a need for curation of fundable qualifications available at level 3 there should be a range of programmes available to meet the needs of a wide range of
Submission 102: Spending Review 2021 – Putting learners and employers at the heart of the FE system
Date published: 12.10.2021
Key Policy Principles for the Success of the Further Education and Skills In developing our response to the 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review, AELP has based our recommendations and proposals on a key set of core principles on how we believe the further education system should operate within. On this basis, AELP believes: • All government policies on training, employment and skills should be focused on improving productivity and personal growth by focusing on employer and individual choice.
Submission 101: AELP response to Reforms of Further Education Funding and Accountability
Date published: 07.10.2021
The DfE’s proposals for the reforms of further education funding and accountability sets out in the consultation to: ... reform the adult skills funding system so it is "simpler, outcome-focused and more effective", whilst on accountability focusing more on "outcomes and taking a strategic approach to support and intervention."
Submission 100: National Skills Fund (NSF) Consultation: AELP Response September 2021
Date published: 17.09.2021
Introduction AELP welcomes the Department for Education’s (DfE) consultation on the National Skills Fund (NSF). Whilst being buoyant about the impact of the mix of driving employment outcomes and the delivery of high-quality technical training for learners and employers through the continued rollout of skills bootcamp programmes, we harbour growing concerns about the implementation of the Prime Minister’s ambitious lifetime skills guarantee - specifically the deployment of the new level 3 adult
Submission: 99 Institute Degree Apprenticeship Consultation: AELP Response September 2021
Date published: 13.09.2021
AELP welcomes the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s (“Institute”) public consultation on degree apprenticeships and believes the proposals set out by the Institute are positive overall. It is important to recognise the backdrop behind this consultation is a wider review by the Institute policy approach on mandatory qualification across all level apprenticeships and therefore it is important to ensure a common set of principles to ensure apprenticeships at all levels have
Submission 98: AELP Response: ESFA proposed Apprenticeship Funding Rules FY21-22
Date published: 13.07.2021
AELP welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the ESFA Apprenticeship Funding Rules for FY21-22. There are 7 aspects in the proposed apprenticeship funding rules for FY21-22 on which we would like to share our views and feedback on this year. These include:
Submission 97: AELP response to the call for evidence on The Workforce of the Future inquiry
Date published: 24.03.2021
The Skills Commission – an independent body made up of leading figures across the education sector such as parliamentarians and experienced practitioners – has issued a call for evidence as part of its ongoing “Workforce of the Future” inquiry.
Submission 96: AELP’s response to the Ofqual consultation on the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework
Date published: 22.03.2021
On 25 February 2021, Ofqual published its proposals for the regulatory arrangement for the awarding of Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) over the coming months in a consultation. The proposals feature the blueprint for a VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) to supersede the Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (ERF) and the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (Extended ERF).
Submission 95: AELP's Response to DfE/Ofqual consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021.
Date published: 02.02.2021
On 15 January 2021, The Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual published a consultation on “Alternative arrangements for the award of Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) and other general qualifications in 2021”. The consultation is divided into two parts. In the first part, the DfE explains that those VTQs that are most similar to GCSE and A Levels should receive a calculated result, whereas qualifications requiring a practical assessment to demonstrate occupation competency
Submission: 94 AELP L2 and L3 Response
Date published: 01.02.2021
In March 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a review into post-16 education and training up to Level 3 and conducted the first stage of the consultation process on this subject until June 2019. When the Government published its official response setting out its findings in October 2020, it decided to pursue the review into this post-16 education in two different directions by launching respectively a second stage consultation on post-16 qualifications at Level 3 and a call for