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.

Briefing Paper 58: The Baker Clause: Best Practice Guidance for Schools, Providers and Learners

Date published: 19.09.2018

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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

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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

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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.

Briefing Paper: 55 AELP Sector Headlines - May edition

Date published: 11.06.2018

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Key facts and figures about the sector: national apprenticeships, adult participation, unemployment and so on. AELP members can view Sector Headlines for May here.

Briefing Paper: 54 AELP Sector Headlines - May edition

Date published: 02.05.2018

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AELPs essential facts-and-figures service for members is called Sector Headlines. Your monthly update has key statistics and trends all in one place. Over 20 government data sets are used to compile Sector Headlines, with topics including apprenticeships starts, new Standards published, unemployment, adult participation and much more. AELP members can view Sector Headlines here.

Briefing Paper: 53 AELP Sector Headlines

Date published: 29.03.2018

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AELPs essential facts-and-figures service for members is called Sector Headlines. Your monthly update has key statistics and trends all in one place. Over 20 government data sets are used to compile Sector Headlines, with topics including apprenticeships starts, new Standards published, unemployment, adult participation and much more. AELP members can view Sector Headlines here.

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