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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers is recognised as the voice of independent employment and training providers throughout England. The majority of its 600+ members are private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector organisations who deliver government-funded education, skills and welfare-to-work programmes. In particular, AELP’s members deliver over 70% of the Apprenticeship in England and they are strongly represented among the prime and sub-contractors for the Work Programme. Membership is open to any provider committed to quality work based learning (WBL) or sustainable employability and it includes over 60 Further Education colleges involved in WBL.
We work closely with policy makers such as Government departments, Members of Parliament and agencies, such as the Skills Funding Agency, Jobcentre Plus, and the Young People’s Learning Agency. We are involved in the development of government employment and skills strategy with the relevant Whitehall departments and other national bodies. The Association is a subscription organisation, details of which can be found in the membership section. It is run by an elected Board of Directors who give their time voluntarily.
AELP’s principal remit is to:
-influence the further development of integrating government employment and skills policy
-ensure a fully open market for publicly funded skills development, based on funding going to the provider best able to deliver the specified service to the learner
-work closely with government and funding agencies to develop effective procurement policies and appropriate funding rates to support the growth of Apprenticeships and a sustainable Work Programme
-advocate a 14-19 learning curriculum giving equal weight to the vocational and academic routes
-secure opportunities for lifelong learning and sustainable employment for all.
For more information on the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, visit: www.aelp.org.uk.
To download a copy of ALP first annual review ‘A report of ALP’s early years’ documenting how the Association of Learning Providers came into existence and its operations up to 2007, please click here.
To download a copy of ALP's annual review of 2008/09 click here.
Please view an ePolitix.com article on the Association of Employment and Learning Providers' annual conference, where Chris Grayling was keynote speaker.