The award-winning end-to-end apprenticeship delivery platform. Used by nearly 200 training providers, universities and colleges
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The industry as a whole is constantly evolving, as evidenced by the significant changes to the funding rules in August 2022. Layer that with our curriculum demands, client requirements and growth ambitions. We needed a system that is agile and a team behind it that can react quickly.
Director of Learning Technology
We were previously working with multiple systems that were used differently by departments. We wanted one system to create an excellent learner experience, make efficiencies administratively, and give us the ability scale. That’s why we chose Aptem
Group Director of Apprenticeships
We were impressed by the functionality that Aptem offered, as well as the robust plans for future development and its potential as a system that could grow with our organisation. In terms of the support you get from Aptem, you couldn’t fault it
Head of Operations
We believe that our experience, quality of teaching and learning combined with a national footprint and local approach, sets us apart. We are a growing training provider and need a system that can help us both where we are now, and also support us with our growth. We feel that Aptem is the system to do that.
Head of Quality & Curriculum
Aptem has been one of the key drivers behind Corndel’s growth, as it has increased our operational efficiencies and simplified many of our processes. We also save a lot of time by using Aptem, as we don’t need to enter the same data twice, and staff only have to learn one system that does everything. This has enabled us to spend more time focusing on quality, creating engaging learning journeys that meet the needs of our customers and their workforce.
Director of Learning Technology
At Lifetime we believe that everyone deserves to learn the skills they need to reach their full potential, and we want to make sure that our technology solutions support this vision for every learner. Having completed an in-depth review of the market, we know Aptem is a platform that will enhance our ability to provide an exceptional learning experience for our learners. We are excited to introduce Aptem to learners and employers in the coming months.
Chief Operations Officer
LSBU has gone from learners having to wait up to five months to start using an online apprenticeship management system, to having it available on day one of their programme. That makes a huge impact on their engagement and progress.
Group Director of Apprenticeships
Aptem’s end-to-end design has helped to streamline our processes and workflows, and removes complexity from our delivery. Without the need for multiple systems to manage our programmes, we’re able to improve administrative efficiency, refine our programmes, and provide a better learner experience.
Quality Assurance Coordinator
We chose to work with Aptem, after looking at several alternatives, as the entire learning journey (from sign up through to EPA) is embedded into the platform. This saved us money as we could consolidate a number of existing systems in one. Additionally, the investment required demonstrated exceptional value for money and the level of customer service is refreshingly ‘on it’.
With Aptem, all departments will be able to use a single platform, with consistent processes and structure of logging activities. We were particularly impressed by the enrolment functionality within Aptem, with its ease of use for both apprentices and trainers. We can now report on one platform on all areas of the apprenticeship provision, which has a huge impact on our ability to scale and make data-driven decisions.
Vice Principal, Funding, Data & Compliance
Standard features you can expect
Additional features that make Aptem unique
What makes Aptem Apprentice the best choice?
Built-in cognitive assessment
Aptem Assess is an integrated cognitive assessment tool that enables you to seamlessly identify and respond to learning needs.
- Integrate cognitive assessment into your onboarding process.
- Offer 87% of learners an experience that takes no more than 15 minutes.
- Complete assessments on your learners’ chosen device – mobile, tablet or desktop.
- Obtain guidance on reasonable adjustments for Learning Plans and End Point Assessments.
Yes, you can add in both yours and your employer’s logos.
Yes, you can change the terminology in many areas of the platform. For example, if your organisation refers to a learner as a student, or a coach as a trainer.
Yes you can make ad hoc changes throughout a programme and apply these at an individual, cohort or programme level. A just-in-time approach.
Yes, this information is available within the built in Power BI Funding Dashboard.
Yes, enabling you to manage elements such as multiple ILR returns, reflect your organisation’s delivery model inside Aptem using Group Structures, and make operational efficiencies by using Aptem to manage changes via workflows.
As an Aptem customer, you are supported throughout your journey, firstly by a dedicated Implementation Consultant, followed by a Customer Success Manager.
Regular product training sessions ensure you continually optimise your use of Aptem Apprentice. We publish a roadmap detailing how we are improving and enhancing our products.
Aptem’s in-person customer support is available at the end of the phone or via Aptem’s Support Ticket system, and the Aptem Help Centre enables self-service. We also publish a live status page for Aptem products.
Backed up by a team of over 60 developers, you can trust that we have the resources and expertise to deal with your queries.
Aptem customers are supported throughout their journey, firstly by a dedicated Implementation Consultant, followed by a Customer Success Manager.
Fortnightly product training sessions ensure you continually optimise your use of Aptem Apprentice.
Aptem’s in-person customer support is available at the end of the phone or via Aptem’s Support Ticket system, and the Aptem Help Centre enables self-service.
Backed up by a team of over 60 developers, you can trust that we have the resource and expertise to deal with your queries.
Find out how working with Aptem has enabled Ensis Solutions to put curriculum at the heart of the learner journey, by designing a ‘one-stop shop’ for apprentices to enrol, learn and engage throughout their apprenticeship.
‘The introduction of Aptem has brought about a change in the way that the Ensis team views their curriculum. As they see what is possible with Aptem, Skills Coaches have become more ambitious and creative, actively sharing content to be added to the system for stretch tasks and supplementary learning.’ Katie Thornton, Head of Quality and Curriculum, Ensis Solutions
See how Corndel approached its decision to renew with Aptem and why the system remains the appropriate choice for their next stage in business and apprenticeship delivery.
“The industry as a whole is constantly evolving, as evidenced by the significant changes to the funding rules in August 2022. Layer that with our curriculum demands, client requirements and growth ambitions. We needed a system that is agile and a team behind it that can react quickly.”
BMS Progress were searching for an end-to-end apprenticeship delivery system to help simplify the compliance aspects, customise programmes at scale and system that would ultimately support their growth ambitions.
“We were looking for a system that would support our delivery of apprenticeships from start to finish. At that point, we were new to apprenticeships and wanted a system that would manage the process for us, making sure we didn’t miss anything. Aptem was the obvious solution. We now just use one system to manage the full process, from onboarding through to reporting.” Emily Bowler, MIS and Data Manager, BMS Progress
How adopting an ROI and Critical Success Factors approach to selection and implementation has paid dividends for Aston University.
“In Aptem, we found a tool that is truly adding value to the service that we’re delivering. From what I see in the industry, those that have chosen Aptem are thriving in their apprenticeship delivery as a result.” Terry Hodgetts, Director of Corporate Client Solutions, Aston University
The importance of an end-to-end apprenticeship delivery approach for colleges.
“The flexibility of this system is invaluable to us and has helped us to improve our systems and processes. The support we’ve received from Aptem has been and continues to be fantastic.” Dominic Scott, CRM/LMS Manager, Bradford College
Increased employer engagement after implementing Aptem.
“We were impressed by the functionality that Aptem offered, as well as the robust plans for future development and its potential as a system that could grow with our organisation.” Natalie Hare, Head of Operations, Haddon Training
Efficiency and consistency through open-API standards
A single source of data that works across the entire delivery is essential to achieve accuracy and ‘one version of the truth’. Aptem offers a range of standard integrations that include Zoom, BKSB, Skills Forward, Learning Records Service and Cognassist.
Additionally we have open APIs for third-party systems. Our current customers have integrated the likes of Salesforce, SITS, Banner, Quercus, Tribal ebs, and customer websites.
Aptem supports Single Sign On, so once you are in a system you can access Aptem without additional log-ins.
Strategic decision-making using data
When you use Aptem your data is held centrally, allowing you to easily report and analyse. There are a number of built in reporting tools along with more detailed Power BI Dashboards within Aptem and we’re adding to these all the time.
Aptem Intelligence Dashboard
Synonymous with Aptem’s data-driven approach, the Aptem Intelligence Dashboard turns ESFA apprenticeship reporting data into useful, digestible reports, using Power BI.
It is a repository of sector expertise allowing Apprenticeship providers to view competitive market positions, identify opportunities, and make data-driven strategic decisions. It is available for everyone to use.
Aptem news and events - get involved
We regularly host events and training, publish articles, white papers and eBooks, and commission research. Have a browse and get involved:
Product demonstration webinars
Aptem Apprentice 20-minute showcase
Wednesday 6 December 2023 | 11am - 11.20am | Register here
Are you curious about what sets Aptem apart from other apprenticeship delivery systems? In this 20-minute overview, we’ll take you through the unique features in Aptem Apprentice that are designed to boost efficiency, support compliance and help you offer an exceptional learner and employer experience.
Upcoming thought leadership webinars
Foundations for profitability - with Vince Hannant from Melior Esse
Thursday 18 January 2024 | 11am - 12pm | Register here
Do you truly understand the profitability of your operating model and does your organisational structure reflect this? Vince will discuss principles that your business should have in its process and operations to ensure you are in control of key decisions that influence your profit margins.
North East Learning Providers (NELP) AGM
Wednesday 6 December
Aptem will be at the NELP Member Meeting & AGM taking place in Washington. NELP members can book a place here.
Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) 2024
Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 February 2024 | ICC Birmingham
Aptem will once again be exhibiting at the AAC, the leading conference for all those involved with the delivery of apprenticeships. Tickets are available here.
Upcoming Product Briefing webinars:
Changes to process automation trackers
Tuesday 5 December | 11am - 12pm
Customers are invited to these training sessions via email.
Training providers, universities, colleges, employers and employability providers tell us they value our industry expertise and insight.
Here are some recent articles that you might find of interest:
- How operations optimisation can benefit vocational training providers
- Webinar recap: Understanding the 2023/24 Apprenticeship Funding Rules, with David Lockhart-Hawkins
- Finding the best apprenticeship delivery platform
- Case study: the B-Skill & Aptem partnership
- Ofsted, data, and the role of your apprenticeship delivery system
- Scaling your commercial course provision: is your technology letting you down?
See all our articles here.
Using Aptem to inform your Self-Assessment Report (SAR)
Latest white paper:
How Independent Training Providers (ITPs) can survive and thrive in an inflationary market
Previous white paper:
Overcoming resistance to change: implementing new technology
Latest eBook: Using Aptem to inform your Self-Assessment Report (SAR)
Aptem offers a range of products to support skills and employability
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The best way to experience our platform is through a consultative chat with one of our friendly experts. They can take you through the system and show you the benefits of Aptem that are most relevant to your business.