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Pellcomp Software




Mindful Education






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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 provides specialist support, advice, training and scrutiny of safeguarding arrangements in education settings.

We work with you to ensure the safety and welfare of the children and vulnerable adults using your services. This includes:
  • 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
  • support and challenge to improve quality
  • reassurance that children and vulnerable adults remain safe
  • the Leaders in Safeguarding quality mark

Our team of experts from the fields of education, health, social care and statutory inspection will help you provide a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

How effective are your safeguarding arrangements?

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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