AELP has a dedicated research team that provides the qualitative and quantitative evidence to back our policies and activities.

Additionally, we undertake external research work and have recently been looking at a number of key issues, such as gauging employer intentions regarding their Apprenticeship recruitment with the imposition of the levy, and assessing the actual cost of delivering English and maths provision in various settings.

We provide a Quarterly Research Briefing which summarises recent reports and statistics that members need to be aware of. We also regularly report on and analyse key briefings including unemployment figures, rates of participation in skills training, and inspection reports.

The work we do is entirely for the benefit of our members so we would urge everyone to get involved as often as possible. By all means contact our Research Manager, Cath Gladding, on [email protected] if you would like more details on what we are doing, on our plans going forward, and how you can get involved.

Training providers, who serve 380,000 employers across the country, have confirmed in the latest AELP Member Survey that there are serious issues to resolve in the roll-out of the government’s apprenticeship reforms.  With the number of AELP members now topping 900, the survey found that 89% of members are satisfied with AELP.  Satisfaction with membership services is particularly high with 90% of members happy with AELP in this regard.  The quality of AELP’s research is also increasingly valued.

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