Opinion

Let’s consider the “hard choices” that will need to be made as the money runs out

At the AELP conference, delegates were polled on the various proposals to deal with increased level 2 starts, reports...

Mark Dawe
MARK DAWE
Opinion

Ofsted figures reveal it is the new private providers letting the sector down

The drop in the percentage of training providers rate good by Ofsted is a direct consequence of the government’s...

Mark Dawe
MARK DAWE
Opinion

Functional skills is more relevant to the workplace than scraping a GCSE

It is vital that functional skills count towards the 20 per cent of time required to be learning off...

Mark Dawe
MARK DAWE
Opinion

Level 2 apprenticeships are vital for social justice

The boss of the AELP wants the education select committee to help him get rid of the 20-per-cent off-the-job...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

Reverse the 20% off-the-job apprentice training rule

The 20 per cent rule should be immediately reviewed as a universal requirement, suggests Mark Dawe AELP totally supports...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

Apprenticeship starts, not completions, are the correct target

Conservative manifesto pledge: Continue with the target of 3m apprenticeship starts by 2020 Mark Dawe argues FOR Fears over...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

The non-levy procurement pause will be “a slaughter of providers”

Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, calls for immediate government action to alleviate...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

I have made member feelings abundantly clear to the Agency’s leadership about the non-levy pause

Statement to members, reproduced here with permission Although most of the feedback from members that I have received about yesterday’s...

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe
Opinion

Ofqual should not have double standards

One thing an assessment regulator should definitely not have is double standards; it undermines the core of their existence....

Mark Dawe
Mark Dawe