About the Association of Employment and Learning Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is an award winning, national membership body, proudly representing around 800 organisations that deliver training and vocational learning. Our members support thousands of businesses and millions of learners in England by delivering a wide range of training, vocational learning, and employability programmes. AELP members support skills provision to all ages, in every community, and at every level of post-16 study.

Formed in 1988, AELP’s priority has always been advocating for the training providers that we represent and offering a wide range of competitive member benefits.

For the benefit of our members, AELP provides:

  • Expert lobbying of decision-makers across Government departments, public bodies, and Combined Authorities, based on the issues that matter to learners, providers and employers
  • Up-to-date, relevant, and accessible policy information, analysis, and guidance
  • Specialist research, developed in collaboration with a range of sector experts
  • Live news and information pertinent to the sector
  • Events, roundtables, conferences, webinars, and workshops
  • Regional and sector-specific support, information, lobbying and engagement
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities

You can view the full list of benefits in more detail in our AELP Membership Booklet, AELP Benefits Handbook and the Membership Benefits Chart.

Want to hear what our members have to say about us from the AELP Autumn Conference ? Watch this short video!