A spokesperson for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers said:
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has welcomed Government plans to ask employe
A spokesperson for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers said:
BIS has published a consultation paper on a proposed measure in the Enterprise Bill which will ban the misuse of the term ‘Apprenticeship’
'Area reviews need to take account of all types of providers involved in FE and skills delivery’
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is hosting at the kind invitation of John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw, a networking event for representatives from the world of education and training and the public sector, particularly local authorities, on Monday 13 July at the House of Commons.
The Budget statement yesterday contained an extensive number of changes which will affect the employment and skills sector and the clients that the sector supports.
The government has announced that it is changing its policy on GCSE requirements for childcare apprenticeships.
Immediately following the AELP National Conference, Professor (Baroness) Alison Wolf of Kings College London published a report called ‘Heading for the Precipice’ on the future of the FE and skills sector in the face of the major funding challenges
The government has announced that apprenticeships are to be given ‘equal legal treatment’ as degrees, the enshrinement in law that 3 million apprenticeships will be created by 2020 and public sector bodies will be set apprenticeship recruitment targets.
The Skills Funding Agency has written to training providers informing them that the Agency cannot meet any skills programme growth requests until after the Budget on 8 July.
Association of Employment and Learning Providers CEO Stewart Segal’s comments on the election results, saying:
Association of Employment and Learning Providers CEO Stewart Segal reacts to the Conservative manifesto
Stewart Segal, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has commented on the Labour Party's manifesto launch
Commenting on Ed Miliband’s apprenticeship announcement today, Stewart Segal, CEO of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers which represents the training providers who deliver the great majority of apprenticeships in England, said:
The government has today confirmed that the Apprenticeship funding consultation (The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Funding Reform Technical Consultation, March 2014), shows strong evidence that employers do not support the methodology of funding employers directly.
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt MP set out Labour’s plans for education today in a speech at Microsoft, including proposals for Further Education and skills. On Apprenticeships, Mr Hunt signalled his party’s determination to ‘drive up’ the programme’s quality by making Apprenticeships all Level 3 and for them to last a minimum of two years.
The latest CBI/Pearson skills survey, as it has regularly done in the past, has confirmed a very high employer satisfaction rating (93% in 2014) with private training providers which are used by 88% of the firms surveyed. In the survey report’s words, the rating is ‘far ahead’ of universities and colleges.
‘More integration needed between skills and jobs programmes and no more separate initiatives’, says AELP
With all of the main political parties going into the general election committed to growth in the Apprenticeship programme, training providers have warned that proposed government reforms are likely to lead to a decrease in Apprenticeship opportunities for young people during the next Parliament.
‘Changes needed if Apprenticeship reforms are to be successful’, say training providers.
The Government has announced a new £170m Youth Employment Initiative to fund employment and skills support for young people aged 15 to 24. It will be run by LEPs in five eligible areas and four other smaller regions or cities will receive funding allocations.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers is clear that the government’s latest proposals for funding Apprenticeships will act as a barrier to young people finding jobs and to smaller businesses looking to offer them apprenticeship opportunities.
The Government’s Skills Funding Statement 2013 – 2016 was released yesterday and sets out the plans for Government funding for the next 2 financial years. The Adult Skills Budget reduces from £2.467bn in 2013/14 to £2.004bn in 2015-16, a reduction of 19%.
Up to £20 million will be made available to encourage more graduates to enter the further education sector to teach maths working with training providers and colleges.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has called for Jobcentre Plus to work much more closely with welfare-to-work and training providers on the initial assessment of jobseekers’ needs and at an earlier stage.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has issued a response to the UKCES Employer Skills Survey published on 30 January.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has expressed real concern over a significant reduction in the funding rate for 18 year olds on full-time 16-18 programmes funded by the Education Funding Agency, such as study programmes and the new traineeships.
‘Independent training providers rising to the challenge of higher standards’
In response to the Autumn Statement announcements on Apprenticeships, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers said:
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) supports the key objectives of the Apprenticeship reforms in terms of simplifying the system, giving employers more control over the content of Apprenticeships and more flexibility in the delivery of the training.
Training providers’ success in working with employers is the USP which makes them well placed to handle the considerable challenges now facing the FE and skills sector.
One of the key areas of activity within the delivery plan for the Education and Training Foundation is to review the current professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector, which were developed by LLUK and introduced in 2007. These standards were not updated when initial teacher training qualifications were reviewed by LSIS in 2012/13.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), which represents training providers that deliver around three-quarters of apprenticeships in England, has warned that the proposals set out in the recent government consultation on the funding reforms for apprenticeships will not deliver the improvements that everyone would like to see.
On 10 September, Ofsted published a report with the results of its thematic review on the quality of careers advice since September 2012 when schools were given the legal responsibility to provide this service impartially to students aged 14 – 16.
School leavers receiving their GCSE results are being urged to look at a new government programme that increases their chances of obtaining a place on an apprenticeship or finding a real job.
The body representing providers who train around 75% of England's apprentices has welcomed the opportunity to consult its members and their employer customers on the future of apprenticeship funding.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has released the following statement on the BIS release of application data for 24+ Advanced learning Loans covering the period 8 April to 30 June 2013
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is recognised as the voice of independent employment and training providers throughout England.