News: June 2019

Bursary Offer

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) have commissioned AELP to manage and deliver a small bursary fund. The bursary fund is targeted at small independent training providers (ITPs) who may face barriers to accessing CPD support…

Jaguar apprentices rescued after provider collapses

Training provision has been saved for thousands of learners, including those on a high-profile scheme with Jaguar Land Rover, after the Skills Funding Agency oversaw a last-minute buyout of one of the biggest training providers in…

Brokerage of apprenticeship funding to be banned next year

The use of public funds to pay brokers’ fees will be banned, thanks to an award-winning FE week investigation which forced the Skills Funding Agency to take action. FE Week’s exposé of this secretive industry in…

Digital Skills: Help Us, Help the Sector

In partnership with the Educational Training Foundation Careers Colleges Trust are creating four online courses to develop your digital skills covering Social Media, Video Learning, Assessment and Online Meeting Technologies. Join us on one of the…

AELP submit evidence on Technical and Further Education Bill

AELP has taken the opportunity to submit written evidence to the Public Bill Committee considering the Technical and Further Education Bill. The Bill implements measures set out in the Government’s Post – 16 Skills Plan which…

Autumn statement – almost a “skills-free zone”!

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced his 2016 Autumn statement this week, but it was disappointingly light on anything of real significance relating to our sector. Of most interest was the OBR downgrade of the forecast relating to…

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