AELP Membership

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What do you get as an AELP Member?

  • Guaranteed up to date information about changes to the skills and employability agendas
  • Networking - promoting effective relationships between employers and providers
  • Model Contract for legal agreements with employers (T&C’s apply)
  • Support from Strategic Partners to help members strengthen their business
  • Participation in Trailblazer Projects
  • AELP publications including Countdown, Briefing Papers and The Insider
  • Access to AELP unique branded publications and online resources
  • 2 x Complimentary Webinars to new members worth £530
  • AELP CEO Members Update Webinar Sessions - 10 updates per year
  • 1 x Complimentary place at the annual AELP Annual Conference (T&C’s apply)
  • Discounted rates for all members to attend AELP conferences, webinars and workshops
  • Exclusive complimentary member meetings – Sector Forums and Sector Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Discounts and offers with Trainsure, Istead, FE Careers, CarpeDeeM, NUS Apprentice Extra, FE Week, fin, GetMyFirstJob
  • 10% Discount to exhibit at AELP events (T&C’s apply)
  • 1 x complimentary e-shot to the AELP membership list (T&C’s apply)
  • Complimentary A4 Full Page advert in The Insider (T&C’s apply)

Annual Membership Rates

AELP Full Membership is for all independent training providers, employer providers, HEIs, universities, local authorities and FE Colleges with apprentices/learners and or jobseeker clients on any government funded skills and or employability programmes.

The annual membership rate is calculated on the contracted number of learners or clients on government funded programme(s) – AEB, DWP, ESF, Loans, Study Programmes and Traineeships etc.

Full Membership

  • Up to 100 learners - £700.00
  • 101 to 250 learners - £825.00
  • 251 to 500 learners - £1,275.00
  • 501 to 1,000 learners - £2,325.00
  • 1,001 to 2,500 learners - £3,600.00
  • 2,501 to 4,999 learners - £6,000.00
  • 5,000+ learners - £12,150.00
  • EPAO Membership
    Annual achievements up to 10,000 - £1,500.00
    Annual achievements over 10,000 - £3,000.00
  • Employer Membership*
    Levy Paying Employer over £500k - £1,500.00**
    Levy Paying Employer under £500k - £750.00**
    Non-Levy Employer - £700.00

Associate Membership

From as little as £700.00 per annum, AELP Associate Membership is open to all organisations who do not deliver any government funded contracts (i.e. no funded learners) but have an interest as a stakeholder in the vocational education, skills and employment sector.
  • General - £700.00
    i.e. government departments, international organisations, training providers and employers - no government funded delivery - sector led employer (no contract delivery), sole traders and consultants
  • Awarding Organisations***
    Annual achievements up to 10,000 - £1,500.00
    Annual achievements over 10,000 - £3,000.00
  • Professional Bodies/Institutes/Societies & Federations - £1,050.00
  • LEPs - £825.00
  • Provider networks - £350.00

*An ‘employer member’ is defined as an organisation that has no involvement in direct delivery of apprenticeship programme or any other government funded work or skills programme.

**The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a wage pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of the employer’s annual pay bill.

***If you are an Awarding Organisation that is also on the EPAO register Full Membership benefits apply.

All rates are subject to VAT

Sponsored by NCFE, the AELP Annual Conference 2019 will present an opportunity to debate whether all levels of post-16 learning are now truly open to all whatever a person’s background

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Many themes will be covered, from AELP Policy Priorities and Ministerial Address to Viewpoint from HM Opposition and Apprenticeships at all levels as well as many more

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Full AELP members receive one complimentary place for both days

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