Profiles

Martin Dunford, chair, Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Martin Dunford, chair and a co-founder of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, is retiring from the role....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

AELP chair stands down after 18 years

AELP's chief executive thanked Dunford for his “relentless commitment” to the organisation

Will Nott
Will Nott
News

IfA rejects level 2 business admin apprenticeship leaving employers ‘disappointed’ and ‘upset’

A proposal to create a level 2 business support apprenticeship has been rejected outright by the government, with officials...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

There is no point ignoring the looming overspend – employer apprenticeship levy usage needs to be restricted

At the AELP annual conference this week the skills minister, Anne Milton, outlined options being considered to restrict employer...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford
News

DfE’s double standards over level 2 business admin apprenticeship

The Department for Education has been accused of double standards after it launched a recruitment drive for level 2...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Universities and training providers clash on apprenticeship priorities

It is “entirely unacceptable” to expect public sector employers to subsidise low-level apprenticeships for chefs and hairdressers, a university...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Blow your own trumpet and shake off your victim mentality, providers told

FE providers have been urged to “blow their own trumpet more” after research found they have developed a “victim...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Employers having control over UK skills policy is ‘rhetoric, not reality’

The government should move away from its “unhelpful” mantra of “employers in the driving seat” in UK skills policy...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

AELP appoints a devolution director to represent independent training providers

The “real fear” that independent training providers wouldn’t get “representation around the table” in adult education budget devolution has...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke