News: January 2020

FastFutures Launches

A ground-breaking digital skills programme, backed by leading global employers to prevent a lost generation FastFutures is a ground-breaking digital and personal skills programme, coaching education leavers on vital workplace skills, backed by leading global employers…

Apprenticeship Service error messages

The Apprenticeships Service are aware of an issue whereby some employers are unable to access their ‘My Training Providers’ section of their Apprenticeship Service account. When attempting to click into it they are presented with an…

16-19 Tuition Fund clarification

Last week the ESFA announced additional funding for one-year for all 16-to-19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19. We have now managed to ascertain that as part of this, the ESFA will…

Incentive Grant Payments for redundant apprentices

A number of members have asked whether employers taking on disaplced redundant apprentices can receive the new hire incentive grants. We have done some digging and can confirm that employers who take on redundant apprentices who…

60% fall in apprenticeship starts in May

DfE data released yesterday shows a 60% year-on-year drop in apprenticeship starts for the month of May, with 22,300 starts in May 2019 dropping to 9,000 in 2020. Young people appear to be the hardest hit as…

AELP Editorial – 30 July

By Jane Hickie | Managing Director | AELP : Welcome to this week’s Countdown! Even under normal circumstances, July and August are a strange time for our sector, with the holidays starting just as many young…

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