EXHIBITORS 2018-02-19T16:54:51+00:00

The Skills Conference 2018: Exhibitors


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Supporting over 500,000 users worldwide, OneFile is the UK’s leading learning and development software – and winner of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Innovation.

We’re the only learning platform that brings training and assessment together – allowing users to track their entire learning journey from initial enrolment to end-point assessment.

OneFile was founded 12 years ago by a former assessor to tackle the growing inefficiencies across the vocational training sector. After over a decade of innovation and development, OneFile has grown to become a multi-faceted learning platform, with more features than any other on the market. OneFile is a training eportfolio, an assessment software, a CPD tracker, a dynamic reporting suite and a virtual learning environment  – so users can access all the training tools they need in one place.

OneFile is for everyone, everywhere. From apprenticeship training to professional development, OneFile can be used for all types of vocational training. And with a fully native app, learners can use OneFile anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Visit the Onefile website here. 


Ascentis is an Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency. We have an extensive portfolio of user-friendly qualifications, specialising in Access to Higher Education Diplomas,

Employability and Work Skills, Progression to Further Learning and Work, ESOL, English & Maths stepping stones and Functional skills. As a recognised charity, Ascentis is committed to the provision of clear progression routes to further learning or work.  Ascentis is regulated by Ofqual and the QAA and many of its qualifications are eligible for funding under the SFA and the EFA.

For more information visit the Ascentis website.

Learning Curve Group

Learning Curve Group specialises in education and training that supports the needs of three client groups; FE providers, employers and learners. Our combination of expertise and experience has created a sought-after model of success and a reputation for pioneering learning. For over a decade we have either directly delivered or provided services which support apprenticeships, diploma’s, literacy and numeracy qualifications and vocational certificate programmes which meet the needs of employers and individuals alike.

Our accredited programmes are designed to complement employers’ existing in-house training provision and improve each learner’s knowledge and skills by assessing their core competencies against national standards.

We are directly funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, and are also the largest sub-contractor partner to FE Colleges of our type, meaning we help deliver over £20m of skills funding per year. Coupled with our extensive portfolio of services that support FE providers to reach their targets allows us to help over 100,000 learners a year achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

For more information visit the Learning Curve Group site.

Daydream Education

Daydream Education is thrilled to be at the Skills Conference promoting its brand-new range of Maths and English learning resources, including its fantastic new Functional Skills Pocket Poster Revision Guides.

Designed to engage students, Pocket Posters simplify complex topics to improve students’ understanding and boost their confidence. The books reduce the ‘fear factor’ and are the perfect alternative to the larger text-heavy revision guides.

Complete with free digital books, which include over 1000 assessment questions, Pocket Posters provide students with a comprehensive independent learning, revision and study solution.

Pop over to our stand to find out how Pocket Posters can help your students, and to pick up your free sample!

For more information visit the Daydream Education site.

eLearning Marketplace Ltd

ELearning Marketplace Ltd, one of the UK’s largest providers of immediate access compliance and professional development online training, has a catalogue of over 1500 course titles from around 150 publishing partners, and offers a price match guarantee on advertised prices. Many courses are mapped to national or apprenticeship standards and we are working with training providers to map online content to their provision. All our customers have free private use of the Online Training Academy, our learning management system, to track, manage and evidence training, and free use of our Licence Manager app.

Visit the eLearning Marketplace site for more information.

ABC Awards

Founded in 1998, ABC Awards is a leading national awarding organisation with a long-established reputation for high quality support and services to the educational sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

ABC Awards is part of the Skills and Education Group a charitable organisation which unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives.

We work with over 600 Centres nationally and help tens of thousands of learners progress in their chosen careers. Our comprehensive portfolio covers 16 industry sectors and is designed for all ages and abilities post-14. All of our qualifications have been developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to make sure that they meet the needs and standards of industries across the UK. We are recognised by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales and all of our qualifications are regulated.

Partnering with ABC Awards can be a key strategy for moving your organisation forward. In addition to our qualifications portfolio, we work with employers nationally to deliver bespoke training that aligns with individual business strategies, cultures, and values. We offer support through unparalleled customer service standards, achievement awards, and marketing opportunities. We listen to the organisations we work with by keeping our processes as simple as possible, and ensuring that all of our learners receive a fantastic learning experience.

Visit the ABC Awards site for more information.

Education and Training Foundation

We are the government-backed, sector-owned national support body for the Further Education and Training sector. Our professional membership body is the Society for Education and Training.

Our role is to improve, drive and champion the quality of the sector’s leadership, teaching and training through:

  • Setting and promoting professional standards
  • Supporting sector change
  • Leading workforce development (leaders and practitioners) including English & maths, SEND and Prevent
  • Providing workforce data and research

Visit the Education and Training Foundation site here.

Advancement Training

Advancement Training provides high quality teacher training solutions
for all levels of operation within the Further and Adult education
sector. Our delivery is flexible and tailored to the specific needs of
our clients. We do not operate on a term time only basis and
candidates can start whenever they wish. Your staff can learn whenever
they want to via online or blended methods. Our qualifications
L3 Award in Education and Training
L4 Certificate in Education and Training
L5 Diploma in Education and Training
L5 Diploma in Education and Training for Teacher of English (including Literacy)
Level 4 Award in Observation of Teaching and Learning
Level 5 Certificate in Observing Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Level 3 IAG
Level 4 IAG
TAQA Level 3
TAQA Level 4

Visit the Advancement Training site for more details

Gateway Qualifications

Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation offering bite-sized English and Maths qualifications, Functional Skills and ESOL. As well as Apprenticeships, Vocational Qualifications and Access to HE Diplomas, all designed in collaboration with providers and employers to help your organisation and your learners achieve. Visit our stand to find out how we can support you and discover more about our on-demand and online assessment options.

Click here to visit the Gateway Qualification site for more information. 

VLE Support

VLE Support are a dynamic software company, who supply products to the Further Education sector.

eNotify is a software system which includes a mobile phone app that will revolutionise the way in which student absence information is reported and shared with staff.

At the beginning of each lesson, do your teachers know which students will be absent and which students are running late? Do attendance staff know which students are not in their lesson and have not notified the college? Is your college data sufficiently rich to be able to identify the causes of poor attendance? Does your organisation need to save money on its administrative costs? Come and visit us on our stand to discover the many benefits of eNotify and how it can support your college to improve attendance management and save money. Brand new for 2018 is our AWON feature – eNotify now automatically interrogates the notifications page and the register system to see if a learner that is marked as absent in a register, has raised a notification to that effect.  If not,  then the system will add that learner name to the AWON list to be followed up.

eTrackr is our eILP and student management system which works with all MIS systems.

eConsole is our live dashboard system.

Go to the VLE site for more information

Eden Network Development

Eden Network Development Ltd develops a software suite supporting Quality Improvement, Observation Management, Dashboards, Surveys and Learner Tracking.

Our innovative and cost effective suite of on-line Quality Improvement offer functionality that will enable you to quickly implement powerful tools and processes that can be used by everyone in your organisation including staff, learners, employers and parents.

  • Teaching & Learning Observation Management
  • Performance Dashboard and Management Reporting Tool
  • Learner Tracking and Monitoring
  • Surveys & Stakeholder Feedback

Go to the Eden Network Development site for more information

AIM Awards

AIM Awards is a national and international Awarding Organisation. We offer a large number of regulated qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and End Point Assessments.

Go to the AIM Awards site for more information

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