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Pellcomp Software




Mindful Education






Leaders in Safeguarding


Chartered Institution for Further Education


Chartered Management Institute




Pearl Assess



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NUS Apprentice Extra


Smart Apprentices


MWS Technology - Aptem





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Parkhouse Bell












Highfield Group


Active IQ


The Data Group



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Grosvenor VAT Consultants


e-learning WMB





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Bud Systems




The Education and Training Foundation






Booth 1

PICS is the market leader in Learner Management Systems, utilised by over 500 organisations across the country to deliver all ESFA, DWP, MoD, MoJ & Scottish Government training and employability programmes.

Our core offering provides robust ILR management, learner tracking and an in-depth reporting suite covering all your core needs. Recent improvements to PICS, designed to adapt to the apprenticeship reforms, include the ability to upload directly to the Apprenticeship Service, reconciliation of Levy funding reports, and management of co-investment payments. A host of optional modules provide fully-integrated paper-free contracting & signup solutions, employer engagement and ePortfolio through a range of innovative web & tablet applications.

Software updates are provided on a fortnightly basis and our dedicated team of experienced Support staff are on hand to assist you in your use of the system. PICS can either be installed on your own infrastructure or hosted on our own secure UK-based servers.

If you would like to find out more about how PICS can assist with your company’s data requirements, please visit us on stand 1.

visit: email: call: 01603 215000 follow: @PellcompSoftware

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iPEGS helps Colleges and Training Providers to Go Paperless. Learners, Employers, BDM’s, Assessors and Coaches can easily access, complete and submit any type of form via the iPEGS Apps or as Web Forms.
Create and send forms remotely or complete forms face-to-face. No Internet Connection – No Problem! The iPEGS Apps work offline. Forms can be submitted in real time meaning no more delays waiting for them to be scanned, driven or posted back to the office. Mandatory fields mean no more missing information and our electronic signatures with FaceStamp ensure authenticity.

Import data directly into forms to save time on form filling and even have forms automatically pre-populate fields via our Learner Profile feature.

iPEGS helps reduce paper usage, increase efficiency and save time meaning a better experience for the learner, employer, delivery and admin teams.
GDPR Compliant and fully secure.

visit: email: call: 01244 560717 follow: @iPEGS

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Mindful Education specialises in creating media-rich professional courses & apprenticeships.

In partnership with colleges and training providers across the UK, we provide award-winning blended learning courses & apprenticeships in Accounting, Management & Leadership, Law and HR.

We design courses that are highly flexible, allowing learners to choose how, when and where they want to study.

Our aim is to enable the delivery of high quality teaching that empowers learners, minimizes disruption to employers and delivers tangible results in the workplace.

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Supporting over 600,000 users worldwide, OneFile is the UK's leading eportfolio for learning and development – and winner of the 2017 Queen's Award for Innovation. But we do more than sell software. We believe people deserve to reach their full potential – that's why we've made it our mission to shape the futures of 1 million people by 2020.
To achieve this, we've developed OneFile into an all-in-one learning software ideal for all types of vocational training. It's a training eportfolio, assessment software, learning environment and CPD tracker – with more features than any other on the market.

visit: email: call: 0161 638 3876 follow: @OneFileUK

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bksb® is the UK’s most popular Functional Skills and GCSE eLearning Solution and won ‘Company of the Year’ at the Bett Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Last year, around 2.4 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their skills in English and maths.

The bksb eLearning platform identifies skill gaps specific to each learner, then offers tailored, engaging learning content that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. It supports organisations with powerful reporting data in line with Ofsted and funding requirements.

Visit our stand at the AELP Conference, or get in touch for a free online trial, visit or webinar.

visit: email: call: 01623 413333

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Leaders in Safeguarding & Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (fin)

Leaders in Safeguarding provides specialist support, advice, training and scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements in education settings to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and vulnerable adults using your services. Including:
  • independent scrutiny of your safeguarding systems and practice
  • policy development and practical advice
  • expert consultants and first class training
  • rigorous audits and detailed recommendations for improvement
  • reassurance that children and vulnerable adults remain safe
  • the Leaders in Safeguarding quality mark

Helping you provide a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (fin) a unique organisation dedicated to supporting the nominee. Introducing fin. Fin offers its members invaluable assistance, support and guidance from highly experienced former inspectors and nominees to help maximising inspection outcomes and minimise risk.

Access a wide range of resources that build a culture of high quality and ensure your provision is inspection ready.

Visit our stand to find out more about the essential services provided.

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The Chartered Institution for Further Education is the only Royal Chartered Body for Further Education. The Institution exists to promote and celebrate excellence in the sector. Gaining Chartered status is a clear marker of excellence, highlighting an education and training provider as a centre of supreme quality in governance, leadership, professional development, teaching practice and community impact.

Members of the Chartered Institution for Further Education have the opportunity to work together to share and develop best practices, influencing and raising the professional status of the sector.

visit: email: call: 020 7976 0522

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CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

With a member community of over 100,000, CMI has been providing forward-thinking advice and support for more than 60 years. We continue to give managers and leaders, and the organisations they work in, the tools they need to improve their performance and make an impact.

We are a UK awarding body for management and leadership qualifications, and the only body that awards Chartered Manager, the hallmark of any professional manager.

For more information, please visit

visit: email: follow: @CMI_Managers

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LearnBox has been founded with a rebellious spirit to revolutionise training and to engage, entertain and educate learners. Our platform is slick, intuitive and responsive, available on any device at any time in web and app form and uniquely showcases content made by experienced TV professionals, truly setting us apart.

We are market leaders in delivery of high quality video training including full functional skills Maths and English courses and a host of apprenticeships mapped to frameworks and standards. Our vision is to create national standardised ‘learning’ that is more streamlined and more cost effective across a broad spectrum of training solutions in all sectors. LEARNING BOXED!

visit: email: call: 0161 413 6204

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Pearl Assess provides on-line management systems to support apprenticeship delivery and end-point assessment. Powered by award winning Pearl technology, you can be assured of quality products.

ApprenticeshipPro provides a trouble-free route into the apprenticeship standards training environment. Designed to ensure learners are EPA ready at ‘Gateway’, it also supports regulatory compliance.

PearlEPA provides a flexible on-line system that can be customised to your specific requirements. Designed to manage all assessment activity from gateway to certification, the system provides a fully automated solution for EPA management.

Join our workshop! We, along with Innovate Awarding have collaborated with AELP to create a free, on-line course for those members involved in delivery and preparation for ‘Gateway’ or assessors who may wish to go onto further training with an EPAO.

Book now to see a demo of the platform, how it works, what it covers and what to do next to access the course.

visit: or: email: call: 07717 306301

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Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

For people in search of a passionate, approachable recruitment agency that can match the best people to the best positions, Protocol, the sector specialist for education, training and skills for over 20 years, offers the complete recruitment solution, leaving clients confident, reassured and excited about the future.

visit: email: call: 0115 911 1100

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VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) is a specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. VTCT has over 1,800 approved centres globally, offering smarter support for brighter futures, ensuring the learner is at the heart of our work.

VTCT’s qualifications span a range of sectors including hairdressing and barbering, beauty therapy, complementary therapy, sport, active health and fitness, hospitality, business and retail and learning and development.

VTCTs End Point Assessment status allows it to offer holistic assessments for standards including the Hair Professional and is awaiting approval in Beauty, Hospitality and Business.

Following the acquisition of the international examination board iTEC in 2016, VTCT’s presence continues to expand worldwide.

visit: email: follow: 023 8068 4500

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ForSkills do three things really well
  • SkillsBuilder, which is English and maths e-learning resources, assessments and diagnostics. That’s been our core business for more than 10 years.
  • BESTtest – a psychometric skills assessment that measures a learners employability. That’s our newest thing.
  • SkillsPortfolio – a fantastic, simple to use e-portfolio that is breaking down loads of barriers and is the subject of the ad you can see on the screens. That’s our fastest growing thing.
We’ll be showing all the latest developments in technology to support learners, tutors and assessors at the AELP National Conference.

visit: email: call: 01623 709818

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The NUS Apprentice extra discount card has been developed by the National Union of Students and offers apprentices many of the same discounts and benefits as other learners.

NUS Apprentice extra provides discounts and offers from more than 140 top high street and online brands. Discounts are available on travel, sport, music and technology, as well as fashion, beauty, eating out and entertainment.

Money generated from sales of the card funds the National Society for Apprentices, who represent apprentices and offer them support during their vocational training.

To find out how your apprentices can benefit from the Apprentice extra card, contact

visit: email: call: 01625 413277

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Smart Apprentices flagship e-portfolio Smart Assessor has just won the prestigious Global Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding E-Portfolio Tracking Software 2017 and welcome you to join us on Stand 18 at the AELP National Conference, to discuss how we can help you to deliver outstanding apprenticeships from recruitment through to end point assessment.

The opportunities presented by the increased apprenticeship funding from the employer levy are exciting for providers who are able to differentiate themselves and deliver what employers want.

Technology is key to delivering apprenticeships that meet the needs of employers, Ofsted regulators, apprentices and your own team with a modern cost-effective delivery model.

With all the changes to apprenticeships in 2018, does your current e-portfolio technology measure up?

p.s Don’t miss our thought provoking workshop on ‘How technology helps you win levy business with employers’ at the conference.

visit: email: call: 01788 834669 follow: @smartassessor

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Aptem is the only proven end-to-end technology platform for the apprenticeship sector. It transforms provider efficiency whilst also delivering the data insights that drive continuous performance. Aptem is a generation ahead of many of the systems currently in use. With sophisticated workflows, immersive eLearning, paperless compliance and machine learning, Aptem can be used across apprenticeships, traineeships, study programmes, AEB and T-Levels. UK hosted on Microsoft Azure, as a single database solution Aptem massively simplifies GDPR compliance. With Aptem, the days of double-keying data, reconciling spreadsheets and chasing documents are long gone – replaced with a single, easy-to-use system.

visit: email: call: 020 7870 1000

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Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America.

visit: email: call: 0191 681 0200

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Parkhouse Bell and 50 Degrees work in partnership to offer our clients an integrated business development package of recruitment and consultancy services.

Parkhouse Bell is an international executive search and recruitment business specialising in the Education and Skills, Employment Services and Healthcare sectors.

We provide permanent, temporary and interim staffing solutions, specialising in executive, supervisory, professional and management roles.
Our mission is to provide world-class solutions that enable employers to flourish and our candidates to maximise their career potential.
We operate across the UK, Middle East and Australia.

50 Degrees is a public service strategy and design company, established in 2010.

We bring insight, intellect and creativity to organisations commissioning, developing and providing public services.

We help organisations develop compelling strategy and make difficult choices in complex markets, through our range of specialist services:
  • Strategy and policy development
  • Transformation 
  • Business development
  • Service design
  • Commercial and performance insight
  • Communications and engagement
We enable organisations to think differently, tackle hard problems, and create better public services.

visit: email: follow: @parkhousebell
visit: email: follow: @50__degrees

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Celebrating 50 years in 2014, Trainsure has grown to become the UK’s leading provider of insurance to the Training Industry. As specialists in our field, we know that Insurance requirements for work based learning providers are unique and diverse, so we work with our clients to provide flexible, practical solutions to meet their needs. We currently look after over 600 clients nationwide including many members of AELP.

The insurance market has changed dramatically over the last few years with an ever increasing number of Insurer’s products. Trainsure is able to cater for all your insurance needs and many of our clients have found working in partnership with us of great value in these times of change, as having an in depth understanding of your industry is invaluable when arranging insurance.

Trainsure are proud to announce our continued working relationship with AELP having agreed an exclusive package of benefits for AELP Members!

So, if you wish to discuss this further or arrange a meeting to review your existing insurance policies, please contact Wayne Cowley on the details below.

visit: email: call: 01274 206500

Booth 24 is the UK’s leading online education recruitment service and No.1 job board for the further education sector. Combining extensive experience in education with exceptional technological expertise, it’s where colleges and training providers find the UK’s leading lecturers and support staff.

visit: email: call: 0845 456 4381 follow: FEjobs

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Canvas by Instructure

Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customisable, adaptable, and reliable virtual learning environment (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other VLE. So, in the end, investing in 21st century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at

visit: email: call: 07879 775232

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CognAssist identifies and supports neurodiverse learners, using the latest techniques in neuroscience and educational psychology. Our platform is used by 1000’s of non-typical learners to help them make the most of their potential. Learning providers across the UK use our 30 minute online test to rapidly unearth additional learning needs. Our online courses then provide the appropriate training, unlocking additional funding, and improving learner outcomes.

visit: email: call: 0330 124 3779

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Highfield is about making things happen.

We’re an award-winning and industry-leading education business that believes in helping others to achieve their ambitions through learning.

Highfield puts qualifications and apprenticeships together with award-winning materials and resources to provide one of the leading education services anywhere in the world, making our customers’ ambitions a reality.

Highfield is regulated by Ofqual, ESFA, SQA, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland, as well as the Home Office and Security Industry Authority (SIA) for our work in the security sector.

We are also recognised by and registered with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) as an end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) on the Register of End-Point Assessment Organisations (RoEPAO).

visit: email: call: 01302 363 277

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Active IQ is recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA and we design qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and strive to provide high-quality teaching and learning resources for our qualifications to enable providers to give a positive learning experience.

Active IQ is pleased to be able to offer End-point Assessments (EPAs) for the new apprenticeship standards as a registered apprenticeship assessment organisation (AAO) for the following standards approved for delivery:
  • Business Administrator
  • Community Activator Coach
  • Customer Service Practitioner
  • Leisure Duty Manager
  • Team Leader/Supervisor

We have developed high-quality and rigorous assessments for every level, plus wrap-around supporting resources for the entire apprenticeship journey, as you would expect from a leading awarding organisation. This includes resources to support on-programme training and assessment for both the apprentice themselves, and the training provider/employer, to ensure a rewarding experience, and the best possible preparation for a successful outcome of the EPA.


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The TRACKER MI System is our core product - a web-based system that is used by customers to manage Government funded learning programmes, including:
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
  • ESF projects Classroom, Workplace and Community Learning 
  • 16 to 19 funded learning 
  • ESiF and The Big Lottery funded projects 

Our customers include Learning Providers, large levy-paying Employers and Colleges.

Tracker is used by several of the UK’s largest and most successful Apprenticeships programmes, many of whom have achieved recent Ofsted GRADE 1 - OUTSTANDING results, and we are incredibly proud to have delivered these contracts to such a high standard.

One of England’s largest ESF projects is also currently being delivered using a single Tracker system, involving over 200 sub-contractors, impacting over 3,000 small employers and delivering more than 50,000 learning aims to 20,000 learners. The monthly submission to the ESFA for this project has been entirely error free.


visit: email:  call: 01794 525070

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Mike Payne - Grosvenor VAT Consultants

Mike has been involved in VAT for over 31 years. He was a VAT Inspector for 17 years, and then joined a national firm.

Mike now operates his own consultancy business from which he is able to provide more flexible and practical advice.

He advises the AELP on VAT matters regularly giving seminars, attending conferences and exhibiting, to provide a readily accessible source of VAT advice to Training Providers, who suffer severe complexities in the application of VAT.

His fee structures encourage providers to seek advice, where possible fees being tied to successful application of more cost effective and appropriate treatment.

visit: email: call: 0845 130 6380

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e-Learning WMB will be presenting a unique, tailored and bespoke e-solution for apprenticeship delivery for new hires and existing employees called ‘Apprentix’.

The system uniquely features:
  1. User-friendly “Netflix-style” interface for learners
  2. A collaborative training management system for managers, coaches, mentors, trainers and quality assurers
  3. Standards ready off the shelf and tailored to company requirements
  4. Relevant, interactive & engaging e-learning course library
  5. e-learning authoring for creating bespoke courses
  6. Web, mobile and VR compliant
  7. Integration with existing systems
  8. A clear and simple audit trail to ensure that ‘20% off the job training’ delivery model is in place

Whether you are a provider, college or direct employer come and have a chat to see what the future of apprenticeship software looks like.

visit: email: call: 01628 947 927

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QDP have been assisting the Education and Skills Sector to run student (including apprentices), employer, staff and parent/carer surveys for over 20 years. QDP’s survey package helps demonstrate stakeholder engagement,, highlights strengths and areas for development to support self-assessment.
  • Destination Surveys – gain the required data for the ILR and funding. We will also merge data collected by you to provide a full set of reports including course reports.
  • Survey Manager – web based toolkit which allows you to create, run and analyse surveys. Easy to use, incorporates all QDP’s knowledge, unique external benchmarking and a full set of questionnaire models.
  • Gold Service – QDP will act as your survey team and do everything for you!

visit: email: follow: @qdpservices

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BIIAB are fast becoming the Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) of choice for Work Based Learning Providers, FE Colleges and Employers.

BIIAB have developed a range of Quality Assured Delivery and Assessment Preparation (QADAP) Services and Packs to support your ‘on-programme’ delivery for the new Apprenticeship Standards. The service and product includes:
  • a structured, consistent programme to underpin delivery for each Standard
  • independent external quality assurance of your training
  • an evidence track for Ofsted inspection, ESFA audit and that your learners are EPA ready
  • preparation of apprentices for End Point Assessment

We offer over 220 Qualifications and Apprenticeships in 25 Service Sectors, including:
  • Health and Social Care and Childcare 
  • Business Skills and Customer Service
  • Retail, Sales and Marketing
  • Hospitality and Catering 
BIIAB are an approved EPAO for more than 15 Apprenticeship Standards and we are committed to providing EPAs for all of the sectors where we currently offer qualifications.

visit: email: or call: 01276 684449

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Welcome to Bud

Bud is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more.

We wanted to simplify the delivery of apprenticeships and bring the many processes together within a single, intuitive software platform. Across two decades in the training and development industry, we’ve witnessed first-hand the challenges that can affect apprenticeship management. We knew there had to be a better way. That’s when Bud was born.

Bud combines a wealth of industry expertise and experience to provide a straightforward, fully integrated software solution that effortlessly overcomes the many issues faced by apprenticeship training/employer providers. Bud is designed to be a true end-to-end solution for the management and delivery of apprenticeship programmes and to help our customers focus upon the delivery of exceptional training.

To learn more about the Bud platform, visit

visit: email: call: 01174400300

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SQA is an awarding organisation and international leader in education and skills. With over 100 years’ experience in developing qualifications, we help organisations to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions. We work closely with training providers, colleges and employers to develop and deliver qualifications and assessments. Our products include a growing construction portfolio and diplomas in property law. Come and meet our team on stand 39!

visit: email: call: 0303 333 0330

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the sector-owned, government-backed workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector.

Its mission is to support the continuing transformation of our country’s technical and vocational education system by ensuring the sector has world-class teachers, trainers, assessors and leaders. This leads to ever-improving learner outcomes, a better skilled workforce and a stronger economy, country and society.

It does this by improving, driving and championing the quality of the sector’s leadership, teaching and training through:

  • Setting and promoting professional standards, awarding QTLS and ATS, and, managing the Society for Education and Training, the professional membership body for the sector
  • Supporting the sector through reform and change 
  • Leading professional and workforce development for teachers, trainers, assessors, leaders and governors 
  • Being the home of independent, impartial and comprehensive workforce data and research
visit: email: call: 0203 740 8280 follow: @E_T_Foundation

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Dynistics produces graphical dashboard reporting tools that allow schools, colleges and training providers to measure KPIs, enrolment figures and targets to maintain the longevity and success of your organisation. Over 75 colleges across the UK already use Active Dashboards to optimise funding, increase applications and retention rates, monitor staff utilisation and drive performance.

This innovative data visualisation tool has achieved major cost savings and efficiencies for our clients, with some saving over 100 days per year in time spent manually entering data and creating reports. Active Dashboards sits on top of existing systems, extracting the data and presenting it in graphs and charts giving you both top line data and the ability to drill down into your data details. Our specialist implementation team have the experience and expertise to help you step "outside of the box" and find a new way of analysing existing data sources to reach your targets.

visit: email: call: 0800 612 0892

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Pearson make it easy to create, deliver and grow first-class apprenticeship programmes. Our apprenticeships provide outstanding assessment quality, reliability and flexibility across a wide range of sectors. Whether you are a business hoping to maximise your levy payments or a training centre delivering the new apprenticeship standards, work with us and we’ll be your partner on your apprenticeship development journey.

visit: email: call: 0844 576 0045