Skip to content

News & Events

Read latest Aptem and sector news and the Aptem Newsletter – The Pulse.

News & Articles

  • All
  • Apprentice Case Studies
  • Aptem News
  • Enrol Case Studies
  • Sector news
  • Skills Case Studies
  • Thought and Analysis
All
  • All
  • Apprentice Case Studies
  • Aptem News
  • Enrol Case Studies
  • Sector news
  • Skills Case Studies
  • Thought and Analysis
board-1647323_640
ArticlesSector news

Are apprenticeships facing an uncertain future?

The UK government has continued to assert its support for apprenticeships. But are the assurances wearing thin?

Read More
Article header
Aptem NewsArticles

Reducing the stress of Ofsted visits

Ofsted visits are notoriously stressful – if you’re caught off guard, staff can end up in a panic trying to reconcile all the data and information to present to Ofsted. Aptem instils a sense of calm with a selection of features that drive, and effectively demonstrate to Ofsted, progression and development.

Read More
update-post-thumbnail
Aptem NewsNews

Aptem updates – Summer 2019

We are pleased to share the details of the most significant Aptem updates that went live this summer. If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact us at info@aptem.co.uk.

Read More
london-530055_1920
ArticlesSector news

Education Select Committee says FE Colleges need Funding Boost

The Parliamentary Select Committee for Education has published a damning report into education funding for the FE sector.
Calling for a ten-year plan to “fix the broken school and college funding system,” the report refers to a “troubling lack of a long-term vision” and “winner takes all short-termism” driven by a “politically-driven spending review cycle.”

Read More
FE-News-Logo
Aptem NewsNewsSector news

Richard Alberg in FE Week

Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology, has been featured in FE Week. In an opinion piece on why FE colleges need to harness big data to survive and thrive.

Read More
Report
ArticlesSector newsThought and Analysis

Where should the axe fall? The apprenticeship funding crisis revisited

Apprenticeship policy is a victim of its success, say government ministers, as the options for funding have once again become a subject for controversy. Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology, looks at the options.

Read More
Compliance eBook article
ArticlesThought and Analysis

MWS Publishes New eBook on Apprenticeship Compliance

Most apprenticeship providers grapple daily with the demands of regulatory compliance. Our new eBook, Demystifying Apprenticeship Compliance, interviews industry experts about the regulation governing apprenticeships.

Read More
Aptem Apprenticeship Data Tool
Aptem NewsArticles

MWS launches Aptem Area Analysis Tool

Looking to bring the benefits of big data to the apprenticeships sector, MWS has taken Department for Education data and transformed it into an interactive map designed to help providers plan their offering.

Read More
employer-providers
ArticlesSector newsThought and Analysis

The public/private dilemma in apprenticeship training

The UK government has consistently pushed the benefits of opening up education to the private sector. But is the private sector any better than FE and HE institutions when it comes to delivering apprenticeship training? Deborah Talbot weighs the benefits of each.

Read More
update-post-thumbnail
Aptem NewsNews

User profile update

We are pleased to share the details of our latest update to the user profile in Aptem. If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact us at info@aptem.co.uk.

Read More
Augar Report WIDE
ArticlesSector newsThought and Analysis

Augar report turns the tables on educational funding priorities

Deborah Talbot, Communications Officer at MWS, looks at the recently published Augar report and asks whether it really has the …

Read More
Gap
ArticlesSector news

Beating the skills gap with UVAC — Interview with Mandy Crawford-Lee

Apprenticeship policy is about addressing the skills and productivity gap. But is it working? Deborah Talbot talks to Mandy Crawford-Lee, Director of Policy and Operations at the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC).

Read More
Study
ArticlesThought and Analysis

What Degree and Master’s Apprenticeships Offer the Russell Group

Degree and master’s apprenticeships are a fast-growing area of apprenticeship training, rising from 7.4% of new starts in 2016-17 to 17.5% of new starts in 2018-19. But do apprenticeships work for the Russell Group?

Read More
Workplace training
Aptem NewsArticles

ESFA ‘off-the-job’ recording change shows benefit of Aptem

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have changed the off-the-job ILR data field from optional to mandatory. Providers will now be required to record planned hours to demonstrate ESFA compliance.

Read More
update-post-thumbnail
Aptem NewsNews

Recent Aptem Updates

We are pleased to share the details of the latest updates to Aptem. If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact us at info@aptem.co.uk. Functional skills initial assessment. Bksb functional skills initial assessments can now be configured as part of the Onboarding Wizard (provided bksb integration is enabled and configured)…

Read More
Money
ArticlesSector newsThought and Analysis

When the Levy Breaks — Interview with Mark Dawe

Is the government’s apprenticeship policy working? And why is there a fall in new apprenticeship starts but a potential levy overspend? MWS’s Deborah Talbot talks apprenticeship policy and funding with Mark Dawe, CEO of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP).

Read More
T-Levels article
ArticlesSector news

Three T Levels to be Launched in 2020

The government has announced that it is launching the first three T Levels in the Autumn of 2020. But what are T Levels, and will they help deliver the government’s skills strategy?

Read More
update-post-thumbnail
Aptem NewsNews

More Aptem Enhancements in March

As scheduled, our development team have pushed lived the second round of enhancements to Aptem this week. Allow provider to edit ILR Learner Reference Number Aptem generates a reference number for each learner which previously populated ILRs automatically. This update allows providers to overwrite the reference number field in the ILR with their own…

Read More

Newsletters

The Pulse, Winter 2020

In the Winter 2020 edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer our view of the 2020 apprenticeship landscape, an interview with Vikki Liogier, National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills at the Education and Training Foundation, and the latest exciting Aptem product and company developments.

The Pulse, Autumn 2019

In the Autumn 2019 edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer news and product updates, as well as an insightful interview with Chris Jones, Her Majesty’s Inspector – Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships.

The Pulse, Spring 2019

In the Spring 2019 edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer news and product updates, as well as an interesting interview with UVAC’s Mandy Crawford-Lee.

The Pulse, Winter 2019

In this edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer news updates, an analysis of the levy shortfall and a great interview with Mark Dawe of the AELP, as well as Aptem product and team developments.

The Pulse, Autumn 2018

We are pleased to share with you the first of our quarterly newsletters, where we will be keeping you informed on Aptem developments and sharing useful resources that will help you make the most of your chosen delivery platform.

Events