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The next Members' meeting is on 21 March 2019 @ Holiday Inn Washington - 9.30 for 10am start.

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News: March 2017

Future Apprenticeships Support Programme

The Education Training Foundation has commissioned a new apprenticeship support programme for colleges and other training organisations. The Future Apprenticeships support programme provides resources to support you in the delivery of the new apprenticeship standards. Workshops,…

Advanced Learner Loans: Application Guidance for a Loan Facility

Colleges and other training organisations can apply for £45,000 to £300,000 of Advanced Learner Loans facility. Application guidance and the criteria we will use to assess applications is available on the Advanced Learner Loans page on…

European Social Fund: Funding Rules, Rates and Formula

The SFA have published the following European Social Fund (ESF) documents. * Funding and Performance-management Rules 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund Programme This document sets out the rules for colleges and other training organisations the…

Service Centre: Data and Systems Queries

The SFA have requested that you direct any queries related to SFA data and systems to the Central Delivery Service (CDS) Service Centre and not your CDS adviser. You can contact the Service Centre by email…

EFA: updated Youth Contract performance data

The SFA have updated and published data for the delivery of the Youth Contract programme for 16- and 17-year-olds to the end of September 2015. They will next publish delivery data for the Youth Contract programme…

ESF Procurement Slowly Approaching

As members will be aware, there have been severe delays in both the SFA and DWP launching their ESF rounds. AELP are members of the ESIF External Advisory Group, and will be attending the next meeting…

Spending Review gives more details on Apprenticeship levy

The Chancellor yesterday announced his long-awaited autumn statement which included more detail on arrangements for an Apprenticeship levy commencing form 2017. A 0.5% levy against payroll costs will apply to all companies with a payroll level…

AELP editorial – 26 November

By Stewart Segal, AELP Chief Executive: The major headlines in the press are about the change of tack by George Osborne who will not impose some of the tax credit changes. Anyone who works in our…

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