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e-Learning WMB








Nat. Centre for Diversity






MWS - Aptem






Bud Systems




Mindful Education




FE Week








fin & LiS




Learning Curve

















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Smart Apprentices

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Booth 1 - RSM UK

RSM is the seventh largest provider of business advisory services in the UK. We have 3,500 staff working across a range of disciplines including internal and external audit, tax and consultancy services.

RSM have been providing audit and assurance services to the further education and training provider sectors for more than 20 years and in that time our client base has grown significantly to over 200 colleges, as well as many training providers. Our training provider clients include not only charities and third sector bodies but also commercial organisations of many sizes.

Where appropriate, we work with sector regulators, funders and advocacy bodies to help shape sector policy and guidance. This allows us to provide you with the latest information and advice on emerging issues and provide a full range of compliance and advisory services.
visit: email: call: 0203 201 8000 follow: @RSMUK linkedin: 
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Booth 2 - Pellcomp Software

Pellcomp’ s PICS Learner Management System is used by over 450 organisations to track all aspects of apprenticeships & other ESFA delivery. PICS offers paper free onboarding, robust ILR management, tracking, ePortfolio & more. The system is covered by a detailed and flexible reporting suite with options including single click Ofsted reporting, real-time achievement rates, financial forecasting & more.

visit: email: call: 01603 215000 
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Booth 3 - e-Learning WMB

Apprentix by e-Learning WMB

Imagine an ‘all in one’ learning solution...

... which is as easy to use as Netflix but stores and manages every apprentice’s learning activity throughout their education journey with you; a system which in addition has interfaces for Coaches, Trainers, Learners, Curriculum Leads, Content Creators, Administrators, Quality Assurers, Heads of Finance and Senior Management to manage every aspect of learning.

‘Apprentix’ is that solution
We recently came out on top of a comparative study by a leading UK university on the most comprehensive and education focused Learning Management Systems available on the market. This is because we have created a unique solution which enables educators to provide world class learning whilst saving both time and cost.

Visit our stand today to find out how we can help your company move forward with your blended learning needs and how we can help you manage the entire Apprenticeship process.

visit: email: call: 0203 929 2051 
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Booth 4 - Trainsure

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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Booth 5 - LearnBox

We are positive disruptors. We are pioneers. We are LearnBox.

LearnBox is reinventing education and training through the creation and delivery of high quality video content.

We believe the best ideas are born outside of the classroom. As fearless leaders in the sector, we hold our learners at the heart of our business and provide an alternative method of learning. One that’s not confined by classroom walls or time restraints. We strive to make the learner experience engaging, enjoyable and beneficial, which is reflected through outstanding results (Our pass-rates are well above the national average!)

Our content is hosted on our multi-functional and flexible Learner Management System (LMS), which has a range of advanced features and abilities including unlimited storage, to allow for a full and unrestrained learning experience.

We are actively investing in the skills of the future, supplying learners with the support they need to love learning.

visit: call: 0161 4136204 follow: @LearningBoxed 
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Booth 6 - CogniSoft

Delivering Management Information Software for 35 Years

With the ever-changing landscape of the apprenticeship sector, moving from frameworks to standards, End Point Assessment and the introduction of the Levy, it's comforting to know that YETI will be always be there to roll with the punches.
  • Funding rule changes? Already locked in.
  • Frameworks or Standards? We've got you covered.
  • Paperless & offline record entry, real-time ILR validation rules, electronic signatures, CRM, bespoke reports? Check, check, check, check and check!
Accurate data collection, management, funding and reporting functionality are critical elements to any training provider's delivery. YETI is a best-in-class Management Information System developed specifically for the skills sector; it's the only MIS with real-time ILR data validation that seamlessly integrates with leading ePortfolio and VLE systems to ensure accuracy and consistency across all of your data sources.

Find out how your own YETI system could help you.

visit: email: call: 0161 777 2900 
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Booth 7 - National Centre for Diversity

The National Centre for Diversity aims to advance opportunity for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best Fairness, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE) practices. We want organisations to do more than just tick boxes; we want them to transform the workplace environment to one which is equitable and inclusive. We do this through the Investors in Diversity Award, e-learning programmes, face-to-face training, consultancy and FREDIE events.

visit: email: call: 0800 288 4717 
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Booth 8 - Tribal

Tribal's vision is to empower the world of education. We provide the expertise, software and services required by Further Education and Skills providers to underpin apprenticeship success. Our market-leading solutions support employers, training providers, universities and hundreds of colleges in setting up, tracking, managing and delivering their apprenticeship programmes. Our funding, audit and quality management experts help ensure our customers remain efficient and ready for inspection so they can focus on the learner experience and outcomes. We know the challenges you face and have the expertise and solutions to help you overcome them.

visit: email: call: 0330 016 4000 follow: @tribalgroup 
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Booth 9 - AELP

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) nationally represents the interests of 900 organisations delivering apprenticeships, employability support and other vocational learning.

We lobby on behalf of our members to Government departments and agencies involved in funded skills and back to work programmes. Members of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) support employers in the delivery of over 75% of apprenticeships in England and they deliver other publicly funded skills and employment programmes. The majority of AELP’s 900 members are independent private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations with employers, universities, FE colleges, schools and end point assessment organisations joining AELP in increasing numbers.

visit: email: call: 0117 986 5389 follow: @AELPUK

Booth 10 - MWS Technology - Aptem

The only training delivery platform you'll ever need.

MWS Technology develop Aptem, the complete solution to enhance every aspect of apprenticeship and vocational training delivery.

Aptem is the only delivery software you will ever need. From employer engagement CRM and recruitment, through to administration, learning, funding and reporting, Aptem addresses it all in one, easy-to-use interface.

Aptem does more than help you work smarter and faster – it uses powerful analytics to guide you as you improve delivery and make positive changes throughout your apprenticeship delivery.

Whether you’re a training provider, university, college or employer provider, you can learn more about how Aptem enhances your apprenticeship and vocational training delivery by clicking here.

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visit: email: call: 020 7870 1000 
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Booth 11 - bksb

bksb is the UK’s most popular Functional Skills and GCSE eLearning Solution, is an AELP Patron 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 colleges, training and apprenticeship providers with powerful reporting data in line with Ofsted and funding requirements. We are launching all-new assessments and resources to meet the upcoming functional skills reforms.

Visit our stand at the AELP Annual Conference, or get in touch for a free online trial, visit or webinar.

visit: email: call: 01623 413333 
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Booth 12 - Onefile

Supporting over 900,000 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 mission, 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 – giving people the tools to shape their own future.

visit: email: follow: @OneFileUK 
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Booth 13 - Bud Systems

Bud - the complete solution for apprenticeship management and delivery

Bud is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform. Bud brings together paperless enrolment, VLE, eportfolio, built in compliance checking, funding management and reporting into a single seamless, joined-up process that eliminates the need for any other system.

Bud has been designed by industry experts who have hands-on experience of the challenges, pitfalls and best practise needed in successfully and compliantly delivering apprenticeships. It’s built on a foundation of simplicity, compliance and consistency and the knowledge gained from real life experience of managing large scale delivery.

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visit: email: call: 0117 440 0300 
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Booth 14 - Cognassist

Cognassist is a unique education solutions business focused on helping neurodiverse learners and their education providers succeed. Together with neurodiversity experts, we’ve created the sector’s most sophisticated digital assessment tool - identifying neurodiversity in under 30 minutes. Our online courses then provide appropriate training, unlocking additional funding, and improving learner outcomes.

We create opportunity for learners by assessing their additional learning needs and providing them with targeted learning materials to support them in their learning.

We create opportunity for apprenticeship and work-based learning providers by enabling them to identify, support and fund those with additional learning needs.

Our unique combination of analysis and expertise delivered through innovative technology is designed to help providers and their learners achieve more.

visit: email: call: 0330 124 3779 
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Booth 15 - Mindful Education

Mindful Education specialises in creating media-rich professional courses and apprenticeships in accounting, management, law and human resources.

In partnership with colleges and providers across the UK, our award-winning courses are delivered through a blended learning approach, allowing learners to fit their studies into and around their work and life commitments.

Online lessons can be accessed at any time using a mobile, tablet or desktop. Video lectures are supported with bespoke motion graphics, animations and exercise to bring the content to life. Detailed analytics show tutors and employers how learners are progressing on their course, ensuring that students are supported every step of the way.

On campus, learners benefit from face-to-face classes with experienced tutors. A combination of classroom-based lessons, group exercises and peer-to-peer discussions help students to apply theory to real-life workplace situations.

This modern, flexible delivery model also supports apprenticeship training, allowing organisations to run apprenticeship programmes more efficiently.

visit: email: call: 02036060365 follow: @Mindful_Edu_UK 
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Booth 16 - Highfield

At Highfield we’re passionate about supporting learners to achieve their ambitions through education. We are the Federation of Awarding Bodies’ Awarding Organisation of the Year 2018, and one of the UK’s leading providers of end-point assessment services.

We are supporting some of the most recognisable companies in the UK with the end-point assessment of their apprentices on a range of standards.

We can also support the delivery of apprenticeships through our regulated qualifications, training resources (including Apprenti-kits) and e-learning, across an ever-expanding range of sectors.

visit: email: call: 0845 2260350 
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Booth 17 - FE Week

FE Week is the premier news service for the FE sector in England. Since its founding in September 2011, FE Week has firmly cemented itself as the go-to news source for FE. We are proud of our reputation for breaking news, investigations and expert analysis, which is second to none in the sector.

visit: follow: @feweek 
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Booth 18 - FETL

The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) aims to foster and support the leadership of thinking in further education and skills. FETL offers opportunities to colleagues in and around the further education and skills system. We do this through our programme for the exploration of future possibilities, the events we offer and the resources we produce. We support sector colleagues to undertake research and development activities in areas which are of interest to them and which are relevant to the leadership of thinking, in pursuit of intelligent sector development. Their thinking in turn informs the creation of new, collaborative spaces of possibility, encouraging generative engagement with relevant partners.

visit: email: call: 0203 637 0977
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Booth 20 - SQA

SQA is an Ofqual recognised awarding body with a global reputation for quality and service.

With over 100 years’ experience, we offer a diverse portfolio of nationally recognised qualifications. Our products include a growing construction portfolio, as well as diplomas and apprenticeships in property law. We also design and develop bespoke qualifications and assessments.

Throughout the UK, training providers, colleges and businesses put their trust in us to deliver value and service with a personal touch. From the outset, you will have a dedicated contact from our expert team who will help you to select and deliver the best qualifications to suit you and your learners’ needs.

Visit our stand to find out more about the benefits of working with SQA.

visit: email: call: 0303 333 0330 
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Booth 22 - fin & Leaders in Safeguarding

The Fellowship of Inspection Nominees (fin) is a unique organisation that focuses solely on the role of the nominee in preparation for, and during, the Ofsted inspection process. At fin we believe quality is the best inspection preparation. Offering remote support, providing useful and meaningful resources designed by our team of highly experienced former inspectors, along with regular networking events, we help our members achieve maximum outcomes and minimum risk at inspection. With many years’ experience, and critical insight into developments in learning and skills, we focus on looking forward to future development within the new education inspection framework.


Providing specialist advice, training and support to help organisations ensure that their safeguarding arrangements reach the highest standards. Our highly qualified and experienced safeguarding experts conduct thorough audits of the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements. This includes, safer recruitment, relevant policies and procedures and making sure that day to day practices keep learners safe. All of our work is overseen by the Leaders in Safeguarding Scrutiny and Validation panel. The panel consists of expert professionals from health, education, social care and regulatory bodies. Organisations who reach the Leaders in Safeguarding Standards are approved to use our quality mark.

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Booth 23 - BIIAB

BIIAB are the Awarding Organisation and EPAO of choice for Work-Based Learning Providers, 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. This includes:
  • a structured programme to underpin delivery for each Standard
  • independent external quality assurance of your training
  • an evidence track for Ofsted inspection, ESFA audit
  • preparation of apprentices for End-Point Assessment
We offer over 220 Qualifications and Apprenticeships, including:
  • Health and Social Care and Childcare
  • Business Skills and Customer Service
  • Retail, Sales and Marketing
  • Hospitality and Catering
visit: email: call: 01276 684449 follow: @TheBIIAB
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Booth 24 - Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group is a national training and education specialist. We work with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success.

Since 2004, Learning Curve Group (LCG) has grown both organically and through acquisition to become one of the largest and most diverse providers in the country.

We have strong values which are all centred around our learners – and that's how we believe it should be, as we impact on over 100,000 of them every year.

Our ‘Purple People’, the dedicated and passionate people of LCG, help us to deliver success no matter what, to achieve our vision to ‘transform lives through learning’.
visit: email: call: 01388777129
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Booth 27 - ETF

We are the government-backed, sector-owned workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. Our professional membership body is the Society for Education and Training.
visit: email: call: 0203 740 8280 follow: @E_T_Foundation
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Booth 30 - BCS

About BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
We’re the professional body for computing and IT, supporting the industry since 1957.

Building a bright digital future
Our 68,000-strong membership spans 150 countries, dedicated to raising the levels of competence, conduct and ethical practice in IT.

Our wider partner community consists of providers and educators who are committed to shaping a future workforce which is inclusive and digitally skilled.

Over 2000 BCS digital EPAs completed

Digital apprenticeships and tech education are going someway to support the skills required now and in the future.

Credibility and commitment

Professionals benchmark their skills and knowledge by achieving professional registration and appearing on public registers of competence, RITTech and CITP (Chartered IT Professional).

Beyond end-point assessment

Regardless of the assessment route, digital apprentices on completion, can apply to appear on the RITTech public register - evidencing their technical knowledge, skills and professional competence.

*73% of employers said it is important to their organisation that digital apprentices appear on a ‘register of technical competence’ after completion.

*BCS Employer digital apprenticeship survey 2019 – 200 employer respondents, April 2019

visit: call: 01793 417417 follow: @bcs #beyondepa 
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Headline Sponsor - NCFE

NCFE is a registered charity and provider of a range of quality educational services. With a strong heritage going back over 170 years, NCFE is at the forefront of technical education, committed to changing lives through learning.

NCFE designs, develops and certificates diverse, nationally recognised NCFE and CACHE branded vocational qualifications and resources, which have supported millions of UK learners into employment.

NCFE is also a registered end-point assessment (EPA) organisation offering a portfolio of apprenticeship services.

Skills Forward (formerly ForSkills) one of the UK’s leading eLearning assessment solutions for Functional Skills and GCSE is also part of the NCFE group.

If you’d like to arrange a meeting during the conference with one of our team please email
visit: email: call: 0191 239 8000 follow: @ncfe
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Conference Sponsor - NOCN Group

Established in 1987, NOCN Group is an educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.

visit: email: call: 0300 999 1177 follow: @nocn1
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Conference Sponsor - Smart Apprentices

Smart Apprentices flagship e-portfolio Smart Assessor has just won the prestigious Global Business Insight Awards: Winner of the Most Innovative E-Portfolio Software Developer Company 2018 UK and welcome you to pop by our stand to say hello at the AELP Annual Conference, to discuss how we can help you to delivery outstanding apprenticeships from recruitment through to end point assessment.

Does your technology measure up?

The opportunities presented by the increased apprenticeship funding from the employer levy are exciting for providers who are able to differentiate themselves and deliver what employers want.
Technology is key to delivering apprenticeships that meet the needs of employers, Ofsted regulators, apprentices and your own team with a modern cost-effective delivery model.

2019 continues an era of change for apprenticeships, Smart Apprentices can help you on your digital learner journey.

call: 0845 460 4440
twitter: @smartassessor

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