Submission 102: Spending Review 2021 – Putting learners and employers at the heart of the FE system

Date published: 12.10.2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Submission:93 AELP Budget Representations

Date published: 31.01.2021

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In submitting our representations ahead of the 2021 Budget, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has utilised the principles from our response to the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review - basing our recommendations on a key set of core underpinning 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 focussed on improving productivity and person

Submission: 92 AELP’s response to the IfATE’s consultation on changes to funding recommendations

Date published: 01.10.2020

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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) acknowledges the efforts of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to move to a more transparent approach in the process to generate the value of maximum government contribution (funding band) towards the delivery of each apprenticeship standard. We particularly welcome the evolution of the previously proposed models, which we were highly critical of because they completely failed to represent the true cost of

Submission: 91 Spending Review 2020 – A Plan for Skills: A submission from the Association of Employment & Learning Providers (AELP)

Date published: 30.09.2020

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Key Policy Principles for the Success of the Further Education and Skills In developing our response to the 2020 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:

Submission: 90 Targeted Autumn Covid-19 Recovery Package for Skills: A set of recommendations by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Date published: 09.09.2020

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Submission: 89 Working with Skills: The Comprehensive Skills Approach – Investment Now to Secure Our Future.

Date published: 10.06.2020

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Working with Skills: The Comprehensive Skills Approach –Investment Now to Secure Our Future. A submission from the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

Submission 88: Tackling the Barriers and Turbocharging Traineeships

Date published: 05.06.2020

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Tackling the Barriers and Turbocharging Traineeships

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