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Booth 1


For over 20 years, the PICS Learner Management System has been proven to meet the needs and changing requirements of the Skills and Employability Sectors. In addition to being the perfect system for tracking all SFA, EFA & DCELLS funded programmes, PICS also offers tracking of the latest DWP & ESF co-financed contracts for tackling unemployment. From applicant management and financial analyses to online assessor and electronic sign-up tools, PICS offers a complete and integrated solution.

PICS has many additional modules including a built-in CRM for all your employer engagement and job matching needs, can integrate with your own web site and provide tools for remote working on a variety of devices.

Visit us at stand 1 to find out more.

visit: www.pellcomp.co.uk email: info@pellcomp.co.uk call: 01603 215000 follow: @PellcompSoftware
Booth 2



Encourage learning anytime, anywhere and improve engagement and achievement rates in your organisation.

Perfect for apprenticeships, QCFs, NVQs, BTECs, Key Skills, short courses and all criteria-based qualifications.

Manage all of your assessment needs in one paperless system.

Developed by our team of former assessors, OneFile has created a user-friendly solution to make life easier for the education and training sector.

visit: www.onefile.co.uk email: sales@onefile.co.uk call: 0161 638 3876
Booth 3



iPEGS is an all-in-one form building solution designed to reduce paper usage and increase efficiency via electronic data collection. The system enables you to create and complete custom forms, surveys & attendance registers. For maximum security iPEGS enables you to add FaceStamp to the signature ensuring maximum authenticity. Create and complete your forms in minutes then upload to the cloud, email to the office or integrate with your internal software or database by exporting in a variety of formats.

Features:
  • Custom Form Builder
  • Electronic Signatures
  • FaceStamp Authentication
  • Date and Time Stamp
  • Feedback Forms
  • Attendance Registers 
  • Export All Forms (.csv /.pdf / .doc / .xls / .ipegs)
  • App Forms and now Web Forms
Benefits & Cost Savings
  • Immediate Reduction in Paper and Printing costs
  • Improve Data Accuracy / Reduce Errors
  • Improve Efficiency
  • Improved user experience
  • Reduce expenses
visit: www.ipegs.co.uk email: info@ipegs.co.uk call: 01244 560717 follow: @iPEGS
Booth 4



YEUK is the leading campaigning and membership organisation dedicated to tackling youth unemployment in the UK.

Youth Employment UK was set up to support all of those working in the youth employment space, including young people who we feel should be at the heart of the work taking place in this sector.

Our key objectives are:
• To provide a platform for young people to have a voice on youth employment issues that affect them.
• To empower young people to use the information and inspiration available to them and to develop their skills and networks to help them progress.
• To support organisations working in the youth employment space by providing an impartial platform for them to communicate, share best practice and network.
• To campaign and influence policy on the issues and barriers that affect our members.


visit:
www.yeuk.org.uk email: info@yeuk.org.uk call: 0844 4143101 
Booth 5



Hodder Education’s specialist vocational team publishes one of the UK’s largest portfolios for work-based learners, from the bestselling Practical Cookery series to CACHE-endorsed Early Years resources and professional childcare handbooks. Its innovative online learning platform, Dynamic Learning, is used in two thirds of colleges in the UK.

Inspection copies of print resources and free trials of Dynamic Learning resources are available to training providers.

Hodder Education’s flagship Functional Skills resource - The Hodder Functional Skills Solution – has been created specifically for the FS framework and is perfect for work-based learners. It starts with an accurate diagnostic and creates an individual learning plan which links to skills tutorials, computer-marked assessments and real past papers with model answers.

This summer, Hodder Education are launching Vocational Functional Skills, the first online teaching and learning service to offer vocationally specific coverage of all the Maths and English skills required in the Functional Skills exam.

visit: www.hoddereducation.co.uk email: barry.seddon@hodder.co.uk call: 0123 582 7720  
Booth 6



Emsi aims to connect the education, economic development and employment sectors together through the common language of labour market data. Through our granular market intelligence, we are partnering with over 100 organisations and institutions in Further Education, Higher Education, PTPs, LEPs, and Local Authorities, helping them better understand the needs of the labour market in which they operate, and providing solutions around issues such as productivity, employability, the skills gap, apprenticeships, and area reviews.

visit: www.economicmodelling.co.uk email: info@economicmodelling.co.uk call: 07720 641 651 follow: @EMSI_UK
Booth 7



itslearning is Europe’s largest provider of cloud-based learning platforms, used by millions of trainers and learners around the world. We provide much more than just a product; we create an integrated digital learning environment that enables training to be delivered whenever and wherever you need it.

Visit us at stand 7 to see how we can help your organisation to:
  • Increase apprentice time with employer 
  • Increase cost efficiencies 
  • Monitor learner progress
  • Increase retention rates 
  • Expand your business 
  • Meet learner expectations of technology
  • Reduce assessor visits 
  • Meet the requirements of the FELTAG report 

visit: www.itslearning.co.uk email: kate.kendall@itslearning.com call: 0800 977 5714
Booth 8



Tribal leads the way when it comes to management systems. Our joined-up approach to technology delivers real efficiencies in training administration, ensures improved outcomes for learners and employees, and gives providers the view of performance needed to drive better strategic decisions.

For learners and employees: A simple, intuitive system giving a live view of progress and encouraging both progression and self-directed learning, accessed from a single place.

For assessors and managers: A live view of every learner’s progress and their levels of engagement. This enables assessors to manage by exception and make the best use of their time with each learner. Mobile evidence capture tools mean the entire learner visit process can be conducted off-line, delivering efficiencies to workload management.

For the organisation: A live picture of performance at all levels from individual learner/employee, assessor/manager, team and business. Improve financial management and forecasting; tackle issues before they impact the bottom line; improve business efficiency; and better meet requirements of Ofsted.
visit: www.tribalgroup.com email: sales.technology@tribalgroup.com call: 0845 1333 151
Booths 9 & 10


Awarding Organisation NCFE is a registered educational charity with a legacy in learning that starts from 1848 and today offers over 500 nationally accredited qualifications to over 480,000 learners per academic session, across more than 1,600 active centres.

Dynamic and committed to changing lives through learning, NCFE believes that education can help every individual to achieve their full potential. It’s what NCFE stands for and it’s why it’s here.

NCFE offers a wide portfolio of qualifications including Apprenticeships, qualifications which support Study Programmes and Traineeships, fundable qualifications for adult learners, high quality distance learning models, V Certs for schools and much more. All qualifications are supported by NCFE’s exceptional customer service and unique, friendly approach.

In 2015, NCFE acquired the trade and assets of the Awarding Organisation CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education). CACHE is recognised as the leading childcare qualifications provider in the UK, and this acquisition makes NCFE a market leader in qualifications for the Health, Public Services and Care sectors.

visit: www.ncfe.org.uk email: businessdevelopment@ncfe.org.uk call: 0191 240 8833
Booth 11



e-Quality Learning was founded with the prime motivations of the business being developing the skills of, improving the productivity of, and increasing the opportunities available to disabled individuals.
The company supports over 10,000 disabled individuals per year, and delivers over 22,000 hours of training to students and employees to develop skills and improve productivity. We specialise in supporting those with learning difficulties to succeed in education and employment, and as a result of our innovative approach we see fantastic results, with 97% rating their experience as good or excellent. Our partners include Universities, charities, private companies and public sector.
Our ability to blend technology and neuropsychology has made us a leader in supporting disadvantaged learners and their peers, and through working partnerships we aim to help as many disadvantaged learners as possible to succeed in their careers.


visit: www.e-qualitylearning.com email: info@e-qualitylearning.com call: 0191 230 6688 / 07930 465 805
Booth 12



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 ALP 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: www.grosvenorvatconsultants.com email: mpayne@grosvenorgroup.biz call: 0845 130 6380
Booth 13



GMFJ- The Pro-active Solution to Your Learner Recruitment and Promotion Needs.

We are a social enterprise that work with young people, schools, colleges and providers as well as employers across the country to help open up opportunities for employment and education.

Candidates regularly visit our site to find out about careers information, use learning materials and then search and apply for Apprenticeships and other vocational learning opportunities. With over 5,000 new candidates each month and a candidate pool of over 250,000 we are ideally placed to help fill your vacancies quickly.

Our solution offers:
  • A unique pro-active recruitment system to help fill vacancies in days
  • Established youth marketing network with schools and advisers nationwide
  • Marketing services that deliver your message to a target audience
  • Outsourced learner recruitment services
  • Design and delivery of online learning and assessment materials
  • Website development, SEO and management
Contact us on 01273 782 100 or email our Head of Business Development, Prue Day, on prue.day@gmfj.co.uk for a consultation.

visit: www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk / www.gmfj.co.uk email: info@getmyfirstjob.co.uk call: 01273 782 100
Booth 14



Eden Network Development Ltd provides software that supports Quality Improvement, Learner Tracking and On-Line Reporting:
  • Teaching & Learning Observation and Appraisal Management
  • Learner Tracking and Monitoring with integrated e-ILP and e-Portfolio
  • Performance Dashboard and Management Reporting Tool
  • Surveys & Stakeholder Feedback
Curriculum Observer is our on-line solution for planning and managing graded and ungraded observations incorporating CPD action plans. Detailed strengths and areas for improvement are fully integrated. 

Appraisals and reviews are also supported by our Observer product allowing you to manage appraisals using your own custom on-line forms recording Objectives, Development Plans and Competencies.

Our Tracking and e-Portfolio solution tracks and monitors all e-Portfolio based evidence, traditional module & assessment grading, A-Level and markbook grading, ILP’s, action plans, risk assessments, internal verification and many other processes. Links to your MIS database, BKSB, Celcat, etc.

Our On-Line Performance Dashboard and Reporting tool allows you to develop flexible and comprehensive charts, reports and data views interfacing with any of your databases. Aggregate and Drill-Down features ensure you can access data at all levels.

Curriculum Surveyor is our on-line survey solution for managing feedback from learners, staff, employers, parents and the wider community with full integration with your MIS database.

visit: http://www.endsolutions.net email: info@endsolutions.net call: 01228 819100

Booth 15


Learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. For many people, it is the route to a job to support their family or the skills to help them progress in their career. That’s why Pearson is focused on helping learners at every stage of the journey discover a love of learning that helps provide opportunities throughout their lives. Because wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

visit: qualifications.pearson.com email: wblcustomerservices@pearson.com call: 0844 576 0045 twitter: @pearsonwbl

Booth 16



Specialising in software solutions, training and consultancy for the further education sector, we work with a wide range of organisations including all types of college, private training providers, local authorities, awarding bodies and audit companies.

Our innovative approach to delivering quality solutions is the foundation of our business. Whether it relates to our market leading software (used by more than 80% of English colleges) or our attention to the latest funding guidance and the impact it will have on our clients, we believe that only the best
will do and that is what we deliver.

For the best software solutions you need look no further:
4cast - Our market leading Curriculum Planning Solution
PRIME - The essential tool for planning provision and monitoring performance for all providers offering workplace based learning such as apprenticeships
SCORE - For organisations looking to improve and get the most from their funding and data returns
ADaM - The only product that will compare 2 in-year ILR’s to highlight outlawed or poor data management practices.

visit: www.drakelane.co.uk email: enquiries@drakelane.co.uk call: 01756 797211 twitter: @drake_lane

Booth 17



The Apprenticeship Guide is the leading resource within the apprenticeship market.

It is the most comprehensive source of information, providing detail on every apprenticeship available through the Government. We provide impartial careers information through our very well respected print publication and website.

Our partnership with the Skills Funding Agency ensures we can help organisations engage with every Secondary School in England and target over 900,000 potential school leavers, while also supporting the Government targets for 2020.

We work with a range of organisations including employers, colleges, training providers, awarding bodies and institutions. We are also proud to be supported by AELP, Prospects, Careers Development Institute and Youth Employment UK.
There is currently an exclusive discount of 30% in place for all AELP members for advertising and sponsorship packages.

Booth 18



The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading trade association for vocational learning and employment providers in Britain. The majority of its 770+ members are independent, private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations.

Membership is open to any provider committed to quality provision and it includes over 40 FE colleges involved in work-based learning. AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme. For more information, please visit the homepage.

visit: www.aelp.org.uk email: membership@aelp.org.uk call: 0117 947 2090 follow: @AELPUK LinkedIn: AELP

Booth 19

City & Guilds was established to ensure that the UK workforce was equipped with the necessary skills to drive the economy forward. Today our goal is the same.

Almost 140 years later we still set the standard for skills development, working with education providers and every FE college in the UK to provide the expert workforce that employers demand.

With our heritage comes quality, trust and expertise. Employing globally respected education specialists it's unsurprising we remain trusted advisers to both UK Government and the education industry.

We strive for excellence in the UK skills sector; encouraging innovation, overcoming challenges, working with industry to develop new programmes and services and supporting our customers to respond to changing employer needs.

But at the heart of our work, our focus remains the same; empowering people to unleash their talent and potential. No matter what age or stage they are at in their careers, we want to ensure they have the skills they need to succeed.

visit: www.cityandguilds.com email: customer_events@cityandguilds.com call: 01924 206777

Booth 20


Employability and Skills Recruitment Specialists

Stanger Kirkwood was formed in 2006 as one of the first recruitment consultancies to focus on the Employability and Skills arenas. Working alongside such an evolving industry, we have successfully adapted to mirror government agendas and the needs of service providers. Our consultants all have at least five years’ experience in this sector so the depth of their industry knowledge is invaluable to both candidates and hiring companies.

What makes us different to everyone else?

Knowledge, values and integrity

We are not a large corporate recruitment agency and that enables us to guarantee the quality of everything we do. We offer a truly personalised service. Our success rate is outstanding with candidates’ often becoming clients. The best accolade!

Our expertise is in understanding joint values and matching skills alongside aptitude and personalities.

High performance recruitment for the employability and skills arenas

visit: www.stangerkirkwood.co.uk email: grow@stangerkirkwood.co.uk call: 01322 668641 

Booth 21



The Education and Training Foundation works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers. We give them the professional development that helps them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training.
Priorities include maths and English, apprenticeship delivery, leadership and the sector Professional Standards.

visit: www.etfoundation.co.uk email: enquiries@etfoundation.co.uk call: 020 3740 8280 follow: @e_t_foundation
Booth 22




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.

visit: www.managers.org.uk email: CMIevents@managers.org.uk call: 01536 207360 
Booth 23



The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and training; we also assess and award qualifications throughout the UK.
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. We work with all sectors and business types offering a wide range of services tailored to their needs. Experts in assessment, we are renowned for our quality and customer service.

visit: www.sqa.org.uk/uk email: mycentre@sqa.org.uk call: 0303 333 0330 follow: @sqanews

Booth 24

Parkhouse Bell is an international executive search and recruitment business specialising in the Education, Skills, Employment Services and Healthcare sectors. Our mission is to provide world-class recruitment and consultancy solutions that enable employers to flourish, and our candidates to maximise their career potential.

Formed in the UK in 2006 with the aim of creating a recruitment business that delivered a personal, insight-led service to employers and candidates, the business has enjoyed ongoing growth and expansion into new markets and regions. We now operate across the UK, Middle East and Australia.
Parkhouse Bell provides executive search services for senior & board level appointments, and our operational recruitment division recruits staff from the front-line through to management board appointments. We provide permanent, temporary and interim staffing solutions.

We are a relationship-led business committed to ensuring we have a deep understanding of our markets, employers and candidates. The independent customer review sites Hire Scores and Review Centre consistently rank Parkhouse Bell as one of the best recruitment companies in the UK in terms of providing exceptional customer service to both clients and candidates.

visit: www.parkhousebell.com email: matt.wells@parkhousebell.com call: 020 7242 4890 follow: @parkhousebell
Booth 25


Skillsfirst Awards is an awarding organisation committed to designing, developing and certificating a diverse range of nationally recognised qualifications.

With over 75 years of collective experience in the adult education sector, Skillsfirst’s passionate and talented team have an in-depth understanding of the world of work-based learning. We use this knowledge every day to deliver simple, seamless service with the learner at its heart.

We are exceptionally proud to say that more than 250,000 learners in the UK have achieved a Skillsfirst qualification since the company first launched in 2010. If you are interested in moving your career forward, developing your business, or becoming an approved centre, don’t hesitate to contact us.

visit: www.skillsfirst.co.uk email: Workwithus@skillsfirst.co.uk call: 0121 270 5100
Booth 26


EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is the go-to site for anyone with a professional role in adult education, workplace and community learning including teachers, trainers, researchers, academics and policy makers. It is a space for users to come together to discuss the issues and topics that matter to them and exchange news, events and resources from across Europe. Being part of EPALE’s online community enables you to increase your professional practice and increase and share your knowledge and expertise. You can also find other organisations to partner with for funding. Over 10,000 users have registered on the EPALE platform so far and the community keeps growing.

visit: www.ec.europa.eu/epale email: epaleuk@ecorys.com call: 0121 212 8930
Booth 27


Global Learning Support partners with leading education providers to reduce dropout rates and boost learner success. Our technology, people and systems create personalised support environments which help students achieve their educational aspirations.

We believe that every learner who begins study has the right to finish. Our mission is to empower learners, assisting them to build habits of persistence and commitment so that they can successfully complete their studies.

For help to increase your learner retention, progression and completion rates, contact us at Success@GlobalLearningSupport.com or contact Stuart Hales on 07786 237233. 

visit: www.Globallearningsupport.co.uk email: Success@GlobalLearningSupport.com call: 07786 237233
Booth 28



Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for work-based learning, apprenticeships and compliance qualifications. We offer regulated qualifications across a range of subjects including health and social care, logistics, business services, security, retail and hospitality.

We support our customers to build efficient and effective training solutions, utilising our range of qualifications, units and learning resources. These are ideal for pre-employment training, traineeships and apprenticeships as well as other work-based learning models.

We are specialists in blended-learning solutions. HABC qualifications can be supported by Highfield training materials and electronic resources as well as a range of interactive courses from Highfield e-learning. For further information on HABC, visit www.highfieldabc.com. For Highfield’s e-learning solutions, visit www.highfieldelearning.com

visit: www.highfieldabc.com email: sales@highfieldabc.com call: 0845 226 0350
Booth 29



Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation inspired by our learners, committed to our customers and with a passion to create a place where everyone can thrive through learning. We offer qualifications from Entry Level to Level 6 covering a wide range of vocational subjects, employability skills, preparation for life, work and further learning, English and Maths, Functional Skills and Professional Development as well as Access to HE Diplomas and Apprenticeships, each designed to create empowering and life-fulfilling learning experiences.

visit: www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk email: enquiries@gatewayqualifications.org.uk 
call: 01206 911211 follow: @GatewayQuals

Booth 30



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: www.trainsure.com email: waynec@trainsure.com call: 01274 206500
Booth 31



Our YETI software is a flexible user friendly web-based system which enables organisations to effectively track, store and manage learner and client life cycles on any kind of funding stream. A true enterprise wide solution, YETI effectively supports roles across an organisation. This year we have further enhanced the product with new features including UJM Integration, E-Signatures, Online Enrolments and much more.

CogniSoft are industry experts in Learning and Skills with over 30 years' experience of helping skills providers cope with an ever-changing funding landscape. CogniSoft also work across Welfare-to-Work and Youth Support; as these sectors continue to move closer together and providers begin tapping into a blend of funding streams, CogniSoft are perfectly positioned to deliver the support and software required.

We are also offering a chance to WIN an Amazon Fire 7” Tablet. Come over to visit us on Stand 31 to find out more.


visit: www.cognisoft.co.uk email: sales@cognisoft.co.uk call: 0161 7772900

Booth 32



Innovate Awarding is a national awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, with a passion for doing things differently. We provide a range of vocational qualifications to FE colleges, training providers and employers, and we are working alongside them to revolutionise the way in which they are delivered and assessed. We offer a great range of qualifications in multiple sectors but we can also develop fully bespoke qualifications to a timescale that suits the customer. We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service and responsiveness to business needs.
Join Innovate Awarding and become innovators of the future. 

visit: www.innovateawarding.org email: contactus@innovateawarding.org call: 0117 314 2800 Twitter: @Innovate_Awards

Booth 33



Learning Curve Group provide a range of services that support the delivery of AEB, apprenticeship, traineeship and loan activity. These include:
  • high-quality, trusted subcontracted activity for AEB funded provision. In 14/15 Learning Curve Group:
    • had over 47 subcontracted partnerships with Primes
    • delivered over 49,000 qualifications
    • achieved a 95% for ASB success rate in 14/15
    • focused on local priorities
    • embedded English and maths activity into the core learning aim raising attainment and engagement in this key area
    • graded good with outstanding features by Ofsted
  • learning content and awarding body approved assessments for a number of popular AEB and loan funded qualifications
  • recruitment of assessors and verifiers for a range of apprenticeships
  • support with employer engagement strategies
  • an online tracking and reporting platform to monitor progression of adult learners and offer web-based learning

visit: www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk email: jon.cummins@learningcurvegroup.co.uk call: 01388 777129 follow: @_learningcurve

Booth 34



Global Vocational Skills is a digital publishing house specialising in the development of Managed Interactive Learning Content. The i-GVS® Solution is specifically aimed at the VET sector with virtual job activities, based on best blended-learning practices. We work closely with industry experts and professionals to deliver a learning solution that is at the cutting-edge of pedagogical methodology.

visit: www.i-GVS.com email: info@i-gvs.com call: 01923 431734 

Booth 35



The Network

The Cambridge Assessment Network provides professional development programmes and expert training for assessment professionals and organisations in the UK and internationally.

We can help you to develop your understanding of the key principles of assessment and build your skills in the design and delivery of successful, valid assessment.

Our work is: 
  • Driven by research so you benefit from evidence-based training
  • Practical to reflect the needs of education specialists today
  • Led by experts who understand the realities of educational assessment
  • Recognised internationally so your skills are trusted by employers around the globe
Come and see us at stand 35 to find out more about our range of specialist training events and courses, bespoke training, seminars, and online resources.

visit: www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk email: thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk call: 01223 553846 

Booth 36



bksb® is the UK’s most popular online GCSE and Functional Skills Solution and won ‘ICT Company of the Year’ at the Bett Awards 2016. Last year, over 1.4 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their skills in English, maths and ICT. Recent statistics show that our clients typically experience success rates for Functional Skills that are 17% higher than the national average.

The bksb eLearning platform provides learners with assessments and resources that offer thorough, ongoing support that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. It supports organisations with powerful reporting data to evidence learner progress in line with Ofsted and funding requirements.

bksb is trusted by around 84% of FE colleges, along with thousands of training providers, employers, schools and prisons. If you are interested in joining them, visit our stand at the AELP Conference, or get in touch for a free online trial.

               
visit: www.bksb.co.uk email: enquiries@bksb.co.uk call: 01623 413333 

Booth 37



BIIAB is now a broader based Awarding Organisation, and our aim is to be the AO of choice for Work Based Learning Providers, FE Colleges and Employers. We offer over 220 new qualifications, and Apprenticeship Frameworks, in twenty five ‘service’ sectors, including Health and Social Care, Business Skills and Hospitality. We support our Centres with advice, guidance and support for your quality assurance processes, personalised customer service and daily certificate print runs.
               
visit: www.biiab.org  email: gareth.phillips@bii.org james.wingerath@bii.org call: 01276 684449

Booth 38



Sage have collaborated with a number of Accounting and Bookkeeping Awarding Bodies to develop a series of nationally recognised qualifications in Computerised Accounting and Payroll.  The awarding bodies we partner enable our qualifications to gain QCF accreditation and access funding.

From empirical evidence we know that this certification makes the learners more employable because they have practical skills that are of immediate use to an employer who recognise the Sage brand.  Employers say that they know the learners will be able to ‘hit the ground running’.

The learning is undertaken via the Sage Qualifications interactive e-learning portal. We have also adapted the learning materials into hard copy format so that they can be used within the prison service, a project that has proved very popular and successful.  We include Sage UK Certification and a copy of Sage 50 Accounts Professional for every learner.

Visit us on stand 38.
               
visit: www.sagequalifications.com email: fiona.bradley@sagequalifications.com call: 01530 243426 
Booth 39



Smart Assessor is an electronic portfolio for all qualifications, including Maths and English, where classroom and work based learners upload rich evidence of competence using videos and photos.

Learners use their e-portfolio app to showcase their skills to employers.

Electronic forms and signatures eliminate paper. Teaching, learning and assessing become more enjoyable, professional and robust.

Improve timely completions with our dynamic management dashboard leaving no place for poor performance to hide.

visit: www.smartassessor.com  email: fiona@smartassessor.co.uk call: 01788834669 follow: @smartassessor