Wednesday, 28 February 2018  |  Holiday Inn M6, Coventry

Confirmed Sponsors

Workshop Sponsor

CognAssist is an innovative solution developed to enable apprenticeship and work-based learning providers to identify, support and fund learners with additional learning needs.

Our aim at CognAssist is to make the world a more inclusive place by identifying and supporting neurodiverse learners with innovative coping strategies.

We developed CognAssist in partnership with leading Neuropsychologists Dr Welch and Dr Skilbeck, Educational Psychologist Dr Wilkinson and neurodiversity expert Louise Karwowski. It is the sector’s most sophisticated digital assessment tool, identifying neurodiversity in under just 30 minutes.

By identifying and supporting neurodiversity, we will ensure that neurodiverse apprentices have the opportunity to achieve the same success as their peers.

visit: call: 0330 124 3779

Writing Pads Sponsor

The TRACKER MI System is our core product - a web-based system that is used by our 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. The monthly submission to the ESFA for this project has been entirely error free.


visit: call: 01794 525070


Conference Registration Sponsor

Smart Apprentices is an award-winning, innovative suite of technologies purposely designed for approved training providers delivering apprenticeships and end point assessment organisations. Visit our stand to see our new product SmartVLE, software which comes “out of the box” with English and Mathematics knowledge tests and resources. Visit for more information. 

Writing Pens Sponsor

SkillWise has been helping organisations to deliver competency-based qualifications with increasingly greater ease and better visibility for well over 10 years.

We believe that as well as being really easy to use, an e-portfolio should turn the wealth of data it accumulates into accurate and up to date management information. We believe that learners should be able to use their smartphones to gather evidence as it occurs. We believe that assessors should be offered an off-line option, enabling them to assess from a tablet when ‘in the field’ - and we believe that the e-portfolio should be able to integrate with an organisation’s own learner management system.

VQManager provides centres delivering NAS with all the new functionality they need, giving each centre certainty of their learners’ readiness for end point assessment. Come and chat to us today about how we can help your organisation.

visit: email: call: 0845 519 4634

Media Sponsor

FE Week ~ the FE and skills sector’s weekly newspaper

FE Week has fast become the primary source of news for professionals working within the further education and skills sector. FE Week has been serving the FE and skills sector for five years, and proudly remains the only newspaper dedicated to the FE and skills sector. You can rely on FE Week to always be first to report on the news that matters and provide the analysis that’s needed.
In the space of five years, FE Week has become part of the sector’s daily routine — whether that be checking for the latest breaking news stories, reading through the weekly newspaper on a Monday morning, or scouring through the job ads (plus the online jobs board) for the latest career opportunities.
We are continuously expanding our editorial team to ensure we continue to provide you with the same brand of trusted, challenging and award-winning journalism that we’ve become known for.
Subscription is from just £50 per year, and you can find out more at

visit: email: call: 020 8123 4778 follow: @FEWeek


Conference App Sponsor

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the industry body for the digital profession, we are committed to shaping tomorrow’s leaders and building a stronger digital future for all.

At this year’s AELP spring conference, we will bring our digital apprenticeship expertise in our role as an End Point Assessment (EPA) organisation for the new digital IT apprenticeship Standards. As the first to deliver EPA for the new digital Standards in England, we will share our ‘first 100 EPA’s lessons learnt’ in a dedicated BCS workshop.

Talk to us on our stand on how your organisation can benefit from the new apprenticeship levy, what you need to do and how it can be used to grow your future digital capability – let us help you succeed in a rapidly changing market.

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