About AAL

The alternative pathway for education and training

Founded in 2017, AAL is the alternative pathway for education and training. Our services are diverse and inclusive, with a focus on increasing access to learning and recognising achievements.

AAL Approved Training Providers include grass-root organisations and service-providers.  We have worked with them to develop bespoke qualifications such as an Award in Community Food Working and Award in Gambling Peer Support.  Contact us to find out how to accredit your training provision.

In 2021 we were proud to launch AAL Schools, offering regulated qualifications, varying in duration, level and subjects – an alternative to traditional GCSEs.  We operate in partnership with OCN London.

AAL’s Endorsed Resources and CPD Certification is aimed at employers; recognising in-house training and career progression.  It is also beneficial for training providers who offer short workshops, seeking external validation.

AAL hosts a range of networks and committees; the FE Innovation Committee engages with a wide audience of FE providers to explore and steer innovation, creativity and best practice within the field of teaching and learning. We are delighted to have managed the Education and Training Foundation’s Professional Exchange Network (East of England), now offered via zoom nationally.  We independently moderated the Mayor’s Skills Academies: Quality Mark Providers for the GLA.

The People, Culture and Wellbeing Quality Mark is a framework to support organisations to implement person-centred initiatives. Successful organisations include the Science Council, ACL Essex, Weston College and HMHC.

We are a team of experts within the field of education and process improvement.  We are always happy to meet to discuss who are services can benefit your organisation, employees, learners and clients.

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