1 in 6 training providers warn they may go bust

According to TES, more than one in six apprenticeship training providers are facing going out of business as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has warned. 

In a survey of the association’s 279 members, more than half (55 per cent) said that they would have to downsize, almost 30 per cent said they will mothball operations, and 18 per cent said they might close altogether. AELP said that only a few were confident about their survival.

AELP chief executive Mark Dawe said that action on funding apprenticeships and other skills programmes is “needed right now if the government seriously wants this year’s school-leavers and unemployed adults who need retraining after the crisis to have apprenticeships available to them.”

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