We’re at the height of the summer, new sectors of the economy have opened up as lockdown eases, and providers are busy planning their next academic year.
This ‘slightly shorter than normal’ list of updates recognises that the introduction of new functionality for better management of bursary payments, is a major development. The development team is already making progress on a range of update items for release in August, to further improve user experience.
Better management of bursary payments
Traineeships for young people seems likely to feature strongly in the government’s pandemic recovery plans. To help providers better manage learners on traineeships and study programmes, we are adding a new section to the learner profile that supports the management of ESFA bursary payments. This includes a new interface for viewing and managing individual payments.
Increased privacy for learner address details
Concealing learner address details on the ‘contact details’ section of their profile page and reviews will now be the default option. This means colleagues who do not routinely need access to this information will not be able to view it, increasing privacy for learners.