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AELP Association of Employers & Learning Providers

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the national association representing employers and providers involved in skills and employment delivery. AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme.

Contact Sally Garbett if you are a hospice interested in membership of AELP. Sally has reached an agreement with the organisation for preferable rates for hospices.


City & Guilds

City & Guilds are a global Awarding Organisation providing qualifications and apprenticeships to employers across the world across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.


Education and Skills Funding Agency

The ESFA is the Government Funding Body for Apprenticeships and other vocational programmes.


Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.


Hospice UK

The national charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. Collectively hospices in the UK care for around 360,000 people every year, and Hospice UK works closely with them to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care. Hospice UK also supports the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.


Readon Publications Ltd

Read On Publications

Read On Publications promotes good practice in vocational teaching, assessment and quality assurance. Hilary Read has been training teachers, assessors, IQAs and EQAs for over twenty years and all her products are based on practical experience and common sense.

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Skills for Health

Skills for Health is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health.


Skills for Health Apprenticeships – Health care Apprenticeship Standards online (HASO)

A tool that stores and sorts all of the English Apprenticeship Standards that are commonly used in health so that you can easily see their status or download the standards and assessment plans you need.

Use Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO) from Skills for Health to:

  • Search for standards
  • Respond to consultations
  • Keep up to date with news


Standards for nurses

Documents comprising:

1. Learning culture

We’ll only approve programmes where the learning culture is ethical, open and honest, and is conducive to safe and effective learning that respects the principles of equality and diversity. Innovation, inter-professional learning and team working should be embedded in the learning culture.

2. Educational governance and quality

We expect education providers to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.

3. Student empowerment

We want students to be empowered and provided with the learning opportunities they need to achieve the desired proficiencies and programme outcomes.

4. Educators and assessors

We’ll seek assurance that those who support, supervise and assess students are suitably qualified, prepared and skilled, and receive the necessary support for their role.

5. Curricula and assessment

We set standards for curricula and assessment that enable students to achieve the outcomes required to practise safely and effectively in their chosen area.

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