By: MarkDawe

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Conservative manifesto pledge: Continue with the target of 3m apprenticeship starts by 2020 Mark Dawe argues FOR Fears over quality are misplaced: three million is a modest target,...
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Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, calls for immediate government action to alleviate the pending “horror story” facing providers of apprenticeships with...
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Statement to members, reproduced here with permission Although most of the feedback from members that I have received about yesterday’s ESFA announcement supports AELP’s initial response welcoming the paused...
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One thing an assessment regulator should definitely not have is double standards; it undermines the core of their existence. We’ve just emerged from a lively FE week Annual...
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Mark Dawe made his maiden speech as chief executive of AELP at last year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference. One year on, he tackles a familiar question: are FE institutions...
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IPPR are wrong – employers do want to give 16-18-year-olds apprenticeships. The real problem is that schools won’t promote them and government won’t fund them, says Mark Dawe....
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Funding isn’t the only big topic for debate in the apprenticeship reforms.  MPs on two Commons select committees have recently focused on the reform implications for the quality...
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With the sector reeling from proposed rate – cuts to 16-18 apprenticeships, the government needs to heed the findings of the consultation, says Mark Dawe. All the signals...
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With the sector reeling from proposed rate cuts to 16-18 apprenticeships, the government needs to heed the findings of the consultation, says Mark Dawe All the signals under...
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Three years in, it’s a critical time for traineeships. Mark Dawe argues that we need to leave them be to let them flourish. Traineeships last an average of...
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Mark Dawe explains warns against hasty decisions being made over subcontracting because of a new Skills Funding Agency (SFA) review on brokering. The SFA review of the use...