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Aptem Updates for August 2020

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Typically things would begin to slow down across the education sector as the summer holidays commence. This year, that’s not quite the case as providers are working hard to get back to a relative normality.


The Aptem development team is no exception. This month we are pleased to share with you our list of updates and upgrades to bring Aptem clients an enhanced user experience.


ILR functionality extended with employer incentive payments

We have extended Aptem’s ILR functionality with an additional option within the ILR to support the recording of employer incentive payments. If you have the permission to access the ILR you will automatically see these new fields as available for use.


Advanced Learner Loans (SLC)
We have introduced new functionality to support providers delivering courses funded through Advanced Learner Loans, including the ability to import and export files generated by the Student Loans Company (SLC). This greatly simplifies the management and administration of the statuses of learners funding their course via a loan.


To enable this feature for administrators, you must apply the ‘student loans’ role/permission against their account profile. This will then enable a new tile called ‘Student Loans’.


Apprenticeship Service (NAS) Job Board Integration
Creating a seamless user experience is at the centre of what we do. Alongside a comprehensive suite of functionality, APIs also help to achieve this.


Apprenticeship vacancies must be advertised on the Apprenticeship Service and applications processed. This update allows Aptem providers to both post jobs and obtain applicants, from employers previously registered in their Recruit an Apprentice account, through the API, reducing administration.

ILR 20/21 Schema changes
It is vital that providers stay up-to-date with ILR changes.


We have updated Aptem’s electronic ILRs to reflect the ESFA’s changes. A summary of the ILR 20/21 Schema changes is available here: https://guidance.submitlearnerdatabeta.fasst.org.uk/ilr/summaryofchanges

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