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AELP Autumn Conference

Towards an Inclusive Skills Strategy

“When the AELP Autumn Conference takes place, the government’s consultations on the apprenticeship levy will have closed but debate on the latest proposals will still be raging. Providers will be applying to be on the new register for apprenticeship training providers and they will be bidding for a contract to deliver the apprenticeships of non-levy paying employers. Bids will be submitted without a provider knowing for certain whether it will be on the register. All providers may have only just learnt what the final funding rate will be for their standards and frameworks. This combined with the new Skills Plan and devolution of adult funding will provide us with plenty to disseminate and debate. Interesting times!

Our Autumn Conference will seek to make sense of all this, when providers have a big job of explaining the government’s reforms to employers. We will have government officials present to give us updates on the changes. Apprenticeships and Traineeships assume an even greater importance after the vote to leave the EU as there will be an imperative to train more home-grown talent to fill vacancies and tackle skills shortages. The event will debate whether the reforms will support this objective.”

For further information, please click here to go to the event website.

The Palace Hotel, Manchester, UK