Thursday, 30 March 2017
Holiday Inn, Coventry M6

 

Confirmed Exhibitors

Stand 1



bksb is the UK’s No.1 eLearning solution for Functional Skills and GCSE. We were awarded ‘ICT Company of the Year’ at the 2016 and 2017 Bett Awards. Last year, over 1.5 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their English, maths and ICT skills. Recent statistics show that our clients typically experience success rates for Functional Skills that are 18% higher than the national average.

Our new, innovative apprenticeship management system, AIMS, helps organisations to recruit the right apprentice first time, providing a deep insight into a candidate’s suitability. It features aptitude tests, candidate filtering, reporting, and integrates seamlessly with the NAS ‘Recruit an Apprentice’ service.

bksb is trusted by 88% of FE colleges, along with thousands of training providers, employers, schools and prisons. If you’re interested in joining them, visit our stand or get in touch for a free trial. 

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

 





Stand 2

Headline Sponsor



NCFE designs, develops and certificates NCFE and CACHE branded qualifications, including a range of full and part apprenticeships. With over 170 years of experience, NCFE offers over 500 nationally accredited qualifications to more than 2,000 educational institutions across the UK and globally – all of which are supported by award-winning customer service. 

A leading provider of quality apprenticeship solutions, NCFE can guide providers and employers through the changing apprenticeship standards as well as finding the best end point assessment model for your organisation. NCFE’s high quality apprenticeships – available across a variety of sectors – provide you with everything you’ll need to help your learners develop the essential skills and experience to get on in the workplace. 

visit: www.ncfe.org.uk call: 0191 240 8833





Stand 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





Stand 4



As a provider of granular Labour Market Intelligence, Emsi’s aim is to equip Independent Training Providers and Colleges with the insight they need to make good strategic business development decisions. We are currently partnering with around 100 education providers in the UK, helping them better understand the needs of the labour market in which they operate, and providing them with the data they need to find real solutions to the challenges they face…

From a more competitive market to the need to grow apprenticeships; from the need to better understand the needs of the business community, to the need for more effective employer engagement; from the need of better alignment with LEP priorities, to the need to win business through effective funding bids. Rising to these challenges will require making better business development decisions, which in turn will require better insight.

visit: www.economicmodelling.co.uk email: doug.heckman@economicmodelling.co.uk





Stand 5



CogniSoft is an industry specialist software company and a leader in technology. Since the company was first established in 1984, our dynamic approach has attracted customers who value being heard.

Our product development has been steered by customer input so our systems are led by front end usability and built around powerful, limitless reporting capabilities.

We have always specialised in learning and skills so our team has a wealth of product and industry knowledge that is available for customers to call upon and our experience is reflected in our market leading products.

visit: www.cognisoft.co.uk email: sales@cognisoft.co.uk call: 0161 777 2900





Stand 6



Are you looking for an integrated, intuitive and functionally rich e-portfolio? At SkillWise, we understand the importance of choosing the right e-portfolio for your organisation.

VQManager, is an easy to use web delivered system which significantly assists organisations in their delivery of work-based learning and Apprenticeships.

We believe that it's not so much what you put into an e-portfolio, as what it can show you in the form of reports that is most important. We believe that an e-portfolio should not operate as an isolated system, but should integrate and share data with your other management systems. The e-portfolio should be easy and intuitive to use, and it should make people's jobs easier and more fulfilling

Whether you are maybe just thinking about adopting an e-portfolio for your organisation or looking for a change, we can provide you with all the information you need.
visit: www.skillwise.net email: uksales@skillwise.net call: 0845 519 4634





Stand 7



The Highfield Group is a global leader in, regulated, international, endorsed and work-based learning qualifications, end-point assessment, training materials and e-learning, and the winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Highfield Group is made up of several organisations, with the most recently formed being Highfield Assessment – our approved Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO).

With the addition of our AAO, Highfield now provides a range of resources to support the new apprenticeship standards including e-learning, mapping services, new qualifications that meet the criteria established by employers, and authoritative support for tutors and assessors. We can work with your organisation to develop the resources that best meet your requirements.
visit: www.highfieldabc.com email: info@highfieldabc.com call:  0845 2260350 / 01302 363277 follow: @Highfieldabc





Stand 8


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: 0203 740 8280 follow: @E_T_Foundation





Stand 9

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 students.

NUS Apprentice extra are in partnership with a number of leading apprenticeships organisations such as City & Guilds, National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and Not Going To Uni. We have also sponsored The Apprenticeship Guide for the last 2 years.

NUS Apprentice extra provide discounts on a variety of essentials from more than 140 top high street and online retail partners. Discounts are available on travel, sport, music and technology, as well as fashion, beauty, eating out and entertainment.

Learn more about the Apprentice extra card

National Society for Apprentices

Money generated from sales of the card funds the National Society for Apprentices, who represent the needs of apprentices and offer them support during their vocational training. Find out more about the work the National Society of Apprentices go here.

visit: www.nus.org.uk/nusextra email: naomi.davey@nus.org.uk call: 07557 433143





Stand 10


Parkhouse Bell is an international executive search and interim management organisation.
We specialise in the Skills, Further Education, Employment Services and Healthcare sectors, enabling organisations to unlock the potential of the commercial sector by brokering access to new talent and skills.
We provide executive search services for senior and board level appointments, tailored recruitment for permanent and interim professional and managerial roles and are the market-leading head hunter of senior talent for the Apprenticeship Levy.
We are a relationship-led business committed to ensuring we have a deep understanding of our markets, employers and candidates. The independent customer review site Review Centre consistently ranks Parkhouse Bell as one of the UK’s best recruitment organisations.
Our mission is to provide world-class recruitment and consultancy solutions that enable employers to flourish, and our candidates to maximise their career potential.
We operate in the UK, Middle East and Australia.
 
visit: www.parkhousebell.com email: matt.wells@parkhousebell.com call: 020 7242 4890 follow: @parkhousebell





Stand 11


CognAssist was founded on the principle of making the world of learning more inclusive for neurodiverse learners. Developed in partnership with leading neuropsychologists, CognAssist is an identification and support tool for neurodiverse learners with additional learning needs. In addition to supporting the learner directly, CognAssist provides training on neurodiversity to help your team broaden their knowledge of how to optimise their teaching for neurodiverse learners with additional learning needs.

CognAssist is a product by e-Quality Learning, an organisation which 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. e-Quality Learning specialises in supporting those with learning difficulties to succeed in education and employment, and as a result of their innovative approach they see fantastic results, with 97% rating their experience as good or excellent.


visit: www.cognassist.com email: info@cognassist.com call: 0191 230 6688 / 07930 465 805




Stand 12



ForSkills is the market leader for on-line assessment and diagnostic software for English and Maths in the vocational sector. Our customers are mainly training and apprenticeship providers and FE colleges. More than 7 in 10 learners at training providers use our products and services.

We are best known for English and maths in the post-16 sector, providing a complete on-line solution covering screening, initial assessment, diagnostics and e-learning. For those occasions where on-line access and use is impractical, we support our solution with superb paper based and app based assessment options.

The fastest growing part of our business is driven by SkillsPortfolio, a competitively priced, full service e-portfolio system that integrates app and web-based tutor and learner journey activities specifically designed to meet the needs of assessors, tutors and learners in the post-16 sector and is always supplied with your own branding and pre-loaded with all your qualifications.
visit: www.forskills.co.uk email: sales@forskills.co.uk call: 01623 709818





Stand 13



BIIAB are fast becoming the Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation of choice for Work Based Learning Providers, FE Colleges and Employers.
We offer over 220 Qualifications and Apprenticeship Frameworks in 25 “Service” Sectors, including:
  • Health and Social Care and Childcare 
  • Business Skills and Customer Service
  • Retail, Sales and Marketing
  • Hospitality and Catering 
We are an approved End Point Assessments Organisation, committed to providing EPAs for all of the sectors where we currently offer qualifications.
Our Quality Assured Delivery (QAD) Packs will support your ‘on-programme’ delivery for the new Apprenticeship Standards and help you to evidence that your learners are EPA ready.

For further advice, guidance and support, please contact:

visit:
www.biiab.org email: gareth.phillips@bii.org or james.wingerath@bii.org call: 01276 684449





Stand 14




QDP have been assisting the Education and Skills Sector to run learner, employer, staff and parent/carer surveys for 20 years. QDP’s survey package helps demonstrate stakeholder engagement, provides evidence for inspections, highlights strengths and areas for development to support self-assessment.
  • Destination Surveys – QDP’s Telephone Unit can contact those hard to reach learners to gain the required data for the ILR and funding. We will also merge the data collected by you to provide a full set of reports including course reports.
  • Survey Manager – our web based toolkit which allows you to create, run and analyse surveys. Very 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: www.qdpservices.co.uk email: sarah.martin@qdpservices.co.uk call: 01625 501917 follow: @qdpservices

 





AELP

 

AELP membership starts from as little as £323+vat per annum or just 88p a day. In return, your organisation will receive weekly updates, monthly member newsletters, attend exclusive complimentary events for members only, reduced delegate fees to attend branded AELP events, the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ in policy development and consultations and to engage with policy makers, plus a range of other benefits.

Come and visit us to talk about becoming a member of the leading trade association representing skills and employment providers in Britain. Any non-member delegate who joins within 30 days of attending the event, we will refund the difference of your delegate fee as part of our AELP Member Pledge. 


visit: www.aelp.org.uk email: membership@aelp.org.uk call: 0117 947 2090