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EXHIBITORS 2020-03-16T09:43:25+00:00

An essential event for all those involved in the delivery or management of Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths

Tuesday 10th March, 2020

King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL


Find out more about our industry leading exhibitors below. As new exhibitors are confirmed, they will be added to this page.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or an sponsor at The Skills Conference 2020, visit our exhibitors and sponsors page.


bksb is the UK’s most popular Functional Skills and GCSE EdTech Solution, and won ‘Company of the Year’ at the prestigious Bett Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Last year, around 2.4 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their skills in English and maths.

Our assessments use artificial intelligence and complex algorithms to identify an accurate ability level for each learner. They identify skill gaps specific to each learner, then offer engaging learning content that can be accessed anywhere, at any time.  Powerful reporting data for Ofsted and funding requirements is included as standard.

bksb support education providers across a diverse range of settings including FE, apprenticeships, secondary and adult education.

Visit our stand at The Skills Conference, or get in touch for a free online trial, visit or webinar.


OneFile is the UK’s most trusted apprenticeship software. Why? Because OneFile is a leader in the sector, trusted by hundreds of colleges, training providers, universities and employer-providers to support their apprenticeship delivery.

OneFile has a built-in eportfolio, course builder, reporting suite, learning journal and evaluation scorecard – ideal for all kinds of apprenticeships. It has everything you need to deliver impactful, individualised learning – and improve quality, save money and increase efficiency at the same time.

Forward with Phonics

Forward with Phonics specialises in creating structured, age appropriate, phonic resources for older learners.

The teaching of phonics is now included in the new Functional Skills curriculum for Entry Level learners. The EFT has published the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit, which is a comprehensive guide to the teaching of phonics. A chart showing how our resources can be used to support the learning in each section of the Toolkit can be found on our website.

The resources are suitable for the 14-19 sector, Functional Skills and ESOL learners, who are working at a Pre Entry – Entry 2 Level.

Resources include two books of photocopiable stories and activities and a set of 54 reading books, called The Drop-In Series, with accompanying support materials. The stories in The Drop-In Series are based around a community café and offer reading support from CVC words to words with a more complex structure and more than one syllable.

All can be purchased as printed books or downloads via our website.

Education and Training Foundation

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

Eden Network Development Ltd

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

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

Curriculum Observer is an on-line and off-line solution for managing your teaching and learning observations, learning walks, peer observations and other processes where staff may be observed.

Supports the Ofsted “Deep Dive” by presenting information about your learners, tutors, organisation and trends.

Live integration with your MIS database auto-populates observation documents with register, qualification, staff and other custom data. Integrates with EBS, Unit-e, ProSolution, PICS, TERMS and Unit4.

On-Line Evaluation


Ascentis is an Awarding Organisation with a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications, specialising in ESOL, English & Maths, Teacher Training, Employability, Progression, Digital skills, Short Online qualifications and as the leading AVA providing Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Ascentis is regulated by Ofqual and the QAA and many of its qualifications are eligible for funding under the ESFA.


We have been a leading recruitment consultancy for the skills, training and education sector for 25 years. Our passionate, helpful and friendly team provide an unparalleled level of sector expertise, complete with professionalism and integrity.

We respect our candidates and clients: they trust us and rely on our expertise. We pride ourselves on being professional, enthusiastic and honest – yet we’re results-focused problem solvers. Our team can make a real difference to any recruitment challenge.

We work with a whole host of organisations across the sector including colleges, universities, training providers and end-point assessment organisations – so whatever the situation, and whatever the needs; we can help you find the perfect recruitment fit.

Skills & Education Group 

With more than one hundred years of collective experience, we offer high-quality services, support, and representation to the education and skills sector. Through our partnerships, we work to create local, national and international education opportunities.

Our experience in further education and skills, and the stories of our member organisations, learners, teachers and support staff, has shown us the impact of further education on individuals, communities and organisations. We want to emphasise this impact and help it go further. As a result, we have formed the Skills and Education Group Foundation which will:

  • Become a voice for and raising the profile of social mobility
  • Engage in project-based activity and research
  • Provide grants to learners
  • Recognise organisations, staff and learners for their work in improving social mobility.

Find out more about the work we do at #GrowYourPotential


As an education and training specialist, AIM offers four distinct services across the UK and overseas:

  1. Provides apprenticeship end-point assessments for employers in the creative and cultural industries.
  2. Develops accredited and regulated vocational qualifications for delivery by colleges, universities, training providers and in the workplace.
  3. Develops eLearning packages tailored to AIM centres to support the delivery of AIM Qualifications.
  4. Provides international language support through ‘STEP TO’ practice books which are specifically designed to prepare students sitting Anglia English as a Second Language (ESOL) examinations.

Further information can be found at:


Daydream Education’s range of study guides provides learners with a different approach to Maths and English.

The colourful and engaging resources break down barriers to learning to encourage independent study and improve mastery. The books introduce learners to key concepts, methods and skills in small steps to build their confidence and nurture a desire to learn.

Whether your learners are studying Functional Skills or GCSEs, we have the right resources to get them on track. Our guides have been updated to the latest reforms and come with a range of features that will help strengthen learners’ understanding, knowledge and confidence.


eNotify is a Student Absence Management System brought to you by VLE Support, the makers of eTrackrILP. It is an easy-to-use web-based system which collates all your student absence data on one convenient dashboard. eNotify enables you to efficiently monitor and follow up absences, to analyse statistics and trends and can also be used with our app which allows students to notify the college and relevant staff members of absence at the push of a button.

For more information and to view a copy of our brochure, click  here.


CGP sold over 11 million products in 2018, making us the UK’s No. 1 educational publisher. Recommended by teachers and loved students, we’re THE revision experts. Our range of over 1,000 bestselling titles covers all key stages, including brand new Functional Skills books for the latest courses and GCSE Maths & English resources for pupils of all abilities.

Gateway Qualifications

Gateway Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation offering Access to HE Diplomas, Apprenticeships, ESOL, English and Maths, and Vocational Qualifications, alongside CPD qualifications for your staff.

Our suite of English and maths qualifications makes challenging subjects learner friendly with an approach that allows you to identify the specific needs of your leaners and reward success at each stage of the journey.

Our digital qualifications are designed to help providers meet learners’ needs across the spectrum, from developing the basic digital skills needed for life and work, through to more advanced qualifications in coding and digital media.