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MWS releases custom reviews through Aptem’s Enhanced Review Manager

We are delighted to announce the release of Aptem’s enhanced Review Manager, allowing providers to easily create custom reviews for all review types, including Initial, 121 and Tripartite, and even customise the sections within each review. This functionality is unavailable within any other delivery platform. The Review Manager ensures that tutors follow the provider’s required…

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MWS celebrates G-Cloud 10 Framework re-listing

MWS Technology (MWS), providers of the leading end-to-end software solution built to cover the lifecycle of the apprenticeship journey, is delighted to announce that their application to the government’s G-Cloud Digital Marketplace has been successful yet again. MWS’s solutions are listed as approved cloud software by the government’s Crown Commercial Service for another year. This…

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MWS Technology announces further investment and board member appointments

MWS Technology (MWS) is delighted to announce the investment of over £1m from the Guinness Asset Management EIS fund and the appointment of three new board members. The investment from Guinness Asset Management will enable MWS to further develop its sales and marketing team, invest in product development and create eLearning content. Commenting on the…

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Join the MWS team for prosecco and beer at the AELP National Conference

AELP National Conference 2018 Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 June Novotel London West, Hammersmith www.aelpnationalconference.org.uk Visit us at stand 19 to see how Aptem can make your apprenticeship delivery business more efficient, compliant and profitable. Please join us for prosecco and beer at 3:40pm on 25 June. Aptem has quickly gained momentum as the…

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AELP Colleges Summit May 2, 2018

We are excited to be exhibiting at the AELP Spring Conference at BMA House, London on Wednesday, 2 May 2018. As the leading sector trade association, AELP offers advice and help with the evolving challenges faced by its members. This AELP Colleges Spring Summit will focus on: Updates from DfE/IfA in regards policy development specifically of…

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AELP Universities Summit April 26, 2018

The AELP Spring Conference at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham on Thursday, 26 April 2018 is fast approaching. The number of HEIs in the market place has grown significantly and AELP offers support with the different challenges they face. The AELP Spring Summit provides updates on current apprenticeship funding, the wider reforms and what lies ahead…

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Partnership is the key to innovation

MWS places a high value on partnering with providers. Close working relationships give us a deep insight into current needs and help us to develop useful new features for Aptem, our easy-to-use apprenticeship delivery platform. Our latest partnership is with the Sussex Council of Training Providers. As a new Commercial Associate member, MWS Technology will…

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Episteme Group insists on delivery excellence

With a combined 45 years of experience in workforce solutions, the team at Episteme Group know exactly what it is looking for in apprenticeship delivery. The team members have pooled their expertise to found an innovative company which provides apprenticeship programme back office support and compliance to large employers. Quality, efficiency and compliance sit at the…

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World class training with Corndel

Since May this year, Corndel has used Aptem for the end-to-end delivery of its world-class training programmes. Alongside its Software Engineering Academy, Corndel has also focused on developing high-quality Leadership and Management training courses, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, which learners access online through Aptem’s eLearning functionality. The learners and Corndel staff have enjoyed…

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BlackRock Training goes live with Aptem

BlackRock Training works with Apprenticeship Levy paying employers and training providers to deliver Level 3 and Level 5 Leadership and Management training. To ensure the right quality for its delivery, BlackRock looked at many apprenticeship technology solutions. Ultimately the team concluded that Aptem’s end-to-end functionality met its strategic needs: to strengthen delivery, save costs and…

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Working with the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network

MWS Technology is excited to be sponsoring the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network meeting on Tuesday, September 26 in Evershot, near Dorchester. This collaborative network includes training providers, colleges, employers and stakeholder bodies working in the post-16 education and training sector. Members share ideas and work together to improve the experiences of the learners, employers…

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AELP Autumn Conference Autumn 2017

The AELP Autumn Conference, takes place on Wednesday November 1. Six months after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, it’s a good opportunity to review programme reforms, explore what improvements are still needed and look at what progress has been made in safeguarding of programme quality. Delegates will also focus on training issues and work…

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Driving down apprenticeship delivery costs using technology

With the changes to funding rules, profitable delivery of apprenticeships is a challenge facing every provider. A growing number have either gone out of business or have decided to wind down their organisation. At the same time, some providers are doing extremely well.

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Better the devil you know?

When we speak to providers about their apprenticeship delivery systems, we do sometimes encounter the phrase immortalised by that global pop sensation, Kylie Minogue: ‘Better the devil you know’.

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Introducing our new apprenticeship platform

MWS are thrilled to announce the launch of our new apprenticeship platform. As providers contemplate the increased opportunities – and competition – heralded by the Apprenticeship Levy, Aptem offers a transformative tech-first approach to delivery. With the Aptem Collaboration Centre at its centre, Aptem ensures that every participant can see what they need to do and…

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Newsletters

The Pulse, Winter 2021

Packed with valuable insight and useful updates, our Winter edition of The Pulse provides you with our view of the 2021 employability and skills landscape. Featuring, an interview with Dr Fiona Aldrige, Director of Policy and Research at the Learning and Work Institute, current news, upcoming events, and the latest exciting Aptem product and company developments.

The Pulse, Autumn 2020

In the Autumn 2020 edition of The Pulse, Richard Alberg, CEO of Aptem, talks about employability today and why the company decided to launch Aptem Employ, a cutting-edge platform to manage all aspects of a job seeker’s journey.

This edition also includes an op-ed by Christine Weddell, Chief Operating Officer at Aptem, asking whether tech is the new paradigm for skills and employability solutions.

Finally, we share an interview with David Kitchen, Managing Director of The Leadership Team, who talks about M&As in the training sector and how his company helps the industry keep in top of quality.

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.

Webinars

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What is to be done about the UK’s skills deficit?
With the pandemic creating sectoral crises and Brexit affecting skilled labour migration, the UK’s skills deficit and misalignment needs urgent attention. With presentations by Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy and Research at the Learning and Work Institute and Dr Deborah Talbot, Employment and Education Editor at Aptem, this webinar looked at just why skills are so essential to the economy and wellbeing, and what policies the UK needs to ensure economic competitiveness and a secure society.
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The future of learning delivery is blended
Trends towards blended learning and use of remote technologies have accelerated over the pandemic. Driven by pragmatics but also users who reap flexibility and access for hard to reach groups (parents, those with disabilities etc.). Post-pandemic expect a move to more use of blended learning. In this webinar Aptem's Head of eLearning, Steve Hargreaves, took a pedagogic look at what teaching might work best remotely and face-to-face, and visions for an ideal blended learning experience.
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Creating a digital literacy culture and using technology to enhance learning
The appetite for digital solutions has increased exponentially and there is huge opportunity to use technology to enhance learning. In addition, Ofsted’s focus on improving digital literacy further prompts the need for digital transformation within the education and skills sector. Watch our webinar with Georgina Burton, Aptem Implementation Consultant, sharing her experience of developing digital literacy within organisations and building a digital culture that supports the use of technology within our sector.
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Exploring alternative talent pools for recruiting employability professionals
Aptem has commissioned a piece of research in partnership with the IEP about the employability practitioner labour market, to help employability providers as they consider how they scale their workforce to meet growing demand. Catch up on the presentation of this research, including a Q&A section at the end where employability providers who were able to attend the session raised some important points.
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Changes, challenges and the role of digital in future employability programmes
Elizabeth Taylor from ERSA joined Tony Carr, 4Front Partners and Richard Alberg, Aptem, to discuss the changes, challenges and the role of digital in the future of employability and delivery of employability programmes.
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Big data in education and training
Why is Big Data important in the education and training sector? How will it shape the sector and delivery models in the future? How can you extract insightful information that can guide your organisational strategy? Host, Mark Abrahams, Head of Research at Aptem, explores these questions and more.
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State of the Art Tech for Employment programmes
Aptem’s CEO, Richard Alberg, presents a view of today’s employability challenges and demonstrates how technology platform Aptem Employ can help job seekers back into work quickly and for the long term.
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A demonstration of Aptem’s Intelligence Dashboard for Universities
Aptem’s Richard Alberg and Mandy Crawford-Lee from UVAC held a webinar for Universities to discuss and demonstrate how they can use Aptem’s free Intelligence Dashboard to view market positions, identify opportunities and make data-driven strategic decisions.
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Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for Apprenticeships
Watch our webinar with Aptem’s Chief Product Officer Mike Sims, Product Director Shaun Elliott and award-winning training provider Corndel’s Chief Operating Officer Mushall Khan, discussing today’s challenges and opportunities within the Apprenticeship marketplace.

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