AELP Membership

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Who are AELP?

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) nationally represents the interests of 880+ organisations delivering apprenticeships, employability support and other vocational learning.

We lobby on behalf of our members to Government departments and agencies involved in funded skills and back to work programmes. Members of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) support employers in the delivery of over 75% of apprenticeships in England and they deliver other publicly funded skills and employment programmes. The majority of AELP’s 880+ members are independent private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations with employers, universities, FE colleges, schools and end point assessment organisations joining AELP in increasing numbers.

What do you get as an AELP Member?

  • Guaranteed up to date information about changes to the skills and employability agendas
  • Networking opportunities - promoting effective relationships between employers and providers
  • Model Contract for legal agreements with employers, complimentary to all full members
  • Support from Strategic Partners to help members strengthen their business
  • Participation in Trailblazer Projects
  • Complimentary receipt of AELP e-publications including Countdown and The Insider
  • Access to research and briefing papers
  • Access to AELP unique branded publications and online resources
  • 2 x complimentary Webinars to new members worth £400
  • AELP CEO Members Update Webinars - 10 per year
  • 1 x complimentary place at the annual AELP National Conference for full members only (T&C’s apply)
  • 1 x complimentary e-shot to the AELP membership list (circa 3,000 contacts) for Associate members only
  • Discounted rates for all members to attend AELP conferences, webinars and workshops
  • Complimentary access to Member Exclusive Meetings – Sector Forums and Sector Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Discounts and offers with FE Week, FE Careers, Trainsure, The Apprenticeship Guide, NUS Extra, Fellowship of Inspection Nominees and GetMyFirstJob Talent Portal
  • 10% discount on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at AELP events (T&C’s apply)

Annual Membership Rates 2018

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, ESFA, Loans, Study Programmes and Traineeships etc.

Full Membership

  • Up to 100 learners £350.00
  • 101 to 250 learners £550.00
  • 251 to 500 learners £850.00
  • 501 to 1000 learners £1,550.00
  • 1001 to 2,500 learners £2,400.00
  • 2,501 to 4,999 learners £4,000.00
  • 5000+ learners £8,100.00
  • Levy Paying Employer over £500k £1,000.00
  • Levy paying Employer under £500k £500.00
  • Non-Levy Employer £400.00

Associate Membership

From as little as £350.00 per annum, 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 £350.00 (i.e. provider networks, 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 £1,000.00
    • Annual achievements over 10,000 £2,000.00
  • Professional Bodies/Institutes/Societies & Federations £700.00
  • LEPs £550.00
  • *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.

    All rates are subject to VAT