Accurate data is vital to review key performance indicators and assess the current situation or predict future performance, but many learner systems don’t integrate fully with other data or financial systems, meaning it’s hard to transfer data between the two.
Tutors and managers struggle to manage learning with so many aspects to the process. Few systems can be used for a range of learners at different levels and a variety of courses. Few systems can meet the required standards in terms of data management, accessibility and streamlining the learner and employee experience. Teams need systems that streamline all related processes, and save time and effort.
There are few learner management systems that allow you to create tailored training, bespoke reporting and flexible learning programmes. If you're a larger provider with specific programmes it’s hard to find systems that support your provisions.
Teams too often find themselves losing days on compliance based admin, reports and checks, rather than achieving the full scope of their role. It can be a struggle to maintain a high-quality level of statutory compliance to generate funding and avoid penalties, including examination data and submission, ILR and Ofsted readiness.
For years DfE figures for apprenticeships show an achievement rate below 60%. Across the industry numerous learners are struggling to complete courses. Many non-completers said they were dissatisfied with their learning experience because of a lack of support from the training provider, college or tutor.
Developing accurate reports and supplying management information (from multiple systems) to stakeholders across the institution such as Head of Faculty, teaching staff, IT and Finance is not easily accomplished. Few software providers enable teams to focus on strategy and performance by consolidating multiple platforms in one place, reducing manual tasks, and producing real-time business insights automatically.
Functional Skills are the fundamental English, Maths and ICT skills that people need for their working and personal lives. Many learners entering into education don’t have these entry level skills. Many delivery platforms can’t support the variety of student needs to ensure they complete all key elements of their functional skills exams.
There are often no records or in-depth breakdowns of learner skills, which can make structuring and planning their learning difficult.
Educational organisations must be able to engage effectively with learners, staff and employers. It is important that your technology competently assesses learner ability and helps to facilitate and improve engagement and learning.
The sector struggles from an overwhelming amount of manual admin, staff often struggling with admin heavy responsibilities means teams are distracted from their core responsibilities. In addition, there are no tools to review workloads, making it easy to overburden staff.
The EPA sector is a new market, meaning the ways we are tackling and delivering EPA is constantly changing. There are few solutions flexible enough to manage these shifts and changing legislation.
Despite this the demand continues to increase. Scaling up is difficult to do amidst the needs of this quickly growing sector.
We provide organisations with the tools to significantly improve their learners’ English, Maths, functional and digital skills achievements with user friendly assessments and resources.
A next generation Cloud-based MIS, enabling you to access vital performance data with easy to use dashboards, when you need it: anytime, anywhere - from any device.
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Education management solutions
Of FE Colleges over 84 training providers
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Learners are supported
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— Hannah Badman, Assessor
— Ben Wyse, Director of Training Solutions,
SPS Training Solutions
— William Haining, Functional Skills Tutor