NELP Members’ virtual meeting – Thursday 30 July at 10am – Noon

The next NELP Members' meeting will be an online meeting using GotoMeeting on: Thu, Jul 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (BST) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/973574181 .

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News: January 2020

DfE reports single AO plan for TPE “unviable”

In their review of technical education, the Sainsbury panel recommended that any technical qualification at Levels 2 and 3 should be offered and awarded by a single awarding body or consortium following an open competition to…

Post-16 Skills Plan implementation timetable revised

In a letter to all providers last week, Skills Minister Anne Milton MP announced an adjustment to the timetable for implementation timetable of the technical and professional education (TPE) reforms “to ensure the reforms are delivered…

IAC publishes 2017 survey results

The Industry Apprentice Council has published its fourth annual IAC survey which gives apprentices the opportunity to share their views and helps to shape future skills policy. Key findings include: *98% of respondents said they were…

All you need to know about apprenticeships is here!

The Future Apprenticeships toolkit has just been updated to include the latest policy, practice and tools. Many organisations and staff have used the toolkit as a roadmap to start transitioning to apprenticeship standards. The toolkit is…

Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations – latest updates

AELP is working with Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations (AAO) to support and gather intelligence about End Point Assessment. We conducted a first survey of AAOs in April to test this emerging market on criteria including readiness to…

Apprenticeship Pay Survey exposes myth of exploitation

The latest Apprenticeship Pay Survey for 2016 has a wealth of information surrounding apprentice pay rates at all levels, by gender and by region. Of particular note is the finding that amongst Level 2 and Level…

Non-levy procurement latest​

As announced by Skills Minister Anne Milton at the recent AELP National Conference, the ESFA have confirmed this week that a new procurement round for non-levy apprenticeship delivery will launch at the end of July and…

AELP present employer evidence on off-the-job training to DfE

Following a meeting with the Skills Minister on 17 July, AELP has submitted a paper to the Department for Education with substantial evidence from named employers calling for the universally applied 20% off-the-job training rule for…

Sector unites to export FE and make UK a ‘global leader’

The UK Skills Partnership has been created to boost the export of technical and vocational education and training, thanks to the Department for International Trade, the AoC, AELP, the British Council and the Federation of Awarding…

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