Confirmed Exhibitors

Confirmed Exhibitors

Available Booked Reserved Headline Sponsor AELP

Skillwise UK


Training Qualifications UK










The Education and Training Foundation






e-learning WMB


National Union of Students


A New Spring




QDP Services


MWS Technology


The Highfield Group




Emsi UK




Quals Direct


The Chartered Institution For Further Education


Smart Apprentices




Stand 1

Do you need an e-portfolio that will show you with certainty when an Apprentice is ready for End Point Assessment? SkillWise’s VQManager e-portfolio has a number of key features that make it the perfect tool for delivering New Apprenticeship Standards. Whether it’s recording an Apprentice’s progress against the Standard and Assessment Plan, providing the Apprentice with a reflective diary or storing their work products for End Point Assessment, VQManager supports you all the way. Come and chat to us about how VQManager can work for you. email:

Stand 2

We’re TQUK, and we do things differently. We are an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation which delivers nimble, streamlined services with world class customer service. We have a portfolio of over 200 qualifications and our quality team has won awards for their meticulous implementation of standards. As of 2017, TQUK was approved by ESFA to be an Apprentice Assessment Organisation, and will be assessing the quality of apprentices all over the UK. Our performance and reputation has created growth and opportunity for ourselves and our centres and we are always looking to work with like-minded people. email: call: 03333 58 3344 

Stand 3

bksb® is the UK’s most popular Functional Skills and GCSE eLearning solution and won ‘ICT Company of the Year’ at the Bett Awards in both 2016 and 2017. Last year, around 1.5 million learners used our online assessments and learning resources to improve their skills in English, maths and ICT.

Our products are chosen by over 1500 education providers including FE colleges, training providers, schools and employers, and prove invaluable in supporting apprenticeship programmes.

The bksb eLearning platform identifies skill gaps specific to each learner, then offers tailored, engaging learning content that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. It supports organisations with powerful reporting data in line with Ofsted and funding requirements.

Visit stand 3 at the AELP Autumn Conference, or get in touch for a free online trial, visit or webinar. email: call: 01623 413333 follow: @bksbUK

Stand 4

OneFile is an all-in-one learning and development software, with more features than any other on the market. Trusted by 500,000 users worldwide, OneFile is a training eportfolio, virtual learning environment, CPD tracker, reporting suite – and winner of the 2017 Queen's Award for Innovation. email: call: 0161 638 3876

Stand 5

BIIAB are fast becoming the Awarding Organisation and Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) of choice for Work Based Learning Providers, FE Colleges and Employers.
We offer over 220 Qualifications and Apprenticeship Frameworks in 25 “Service” Sectors. We are an approved EPAO for the following standards:

Business and administration standards:
• Team Leader / Supervisor, Level 3
• Operations/Departmental Manager, Level 5
Catering and hospitality standards:
• Commis Chef, Level 2
• Hospitality Team Member, Level 2
• Hospitality Supervisor, Level 3
• Chef de Partie, Level 3
• Senior Chef Production Cooking, Level 3
Sales, marketing and procurement standards:
• Customer Service Practitioner, Level 2
• Retailer, Level 2
• Retail Team Leader, Level 3
• Retail Manager, Level 4

We are committed to providing End Point Assessments (EPA) for all of the sectors where we currently offer qualifications.
Our Quality Assured Delivery and Assessment Preparation (QADAP) Packs will support your ‘on-programme’ delivery for the new Apprenticeship Standards and help you to evidence that your learners are EPA ready.

For further advice, guidance and support, please contact:

visit: email: or call: 01276 684449 follow: @TheBIIAB

Stand 6

The Apprenticeship Reforms present an opportunity for many Training Providers and employers to directly access Government funds to support Apprentice training. 

At the same time the need to meet detailed Funding Rules, Audit requirements and Ofsted Inspection has never been greater.

This can present a serious reputational and financial risk to any organisation taking on this responsibility, and for many, it simply doesn’t justify the overheads of having your own in-house systems and dedicated staff to manage a contract.  

As a Lead Provider we have over fifteen years’ experience of successfully managing large ESFA contracts. In 2015/16, we managed over 6500 Apprenticeships, 1200 AEB Learners and 300 EFA learners on behalf of thirty five Providers. 

This experience, along with audit tested systems and processes means we are able to offer a complete Back Office Service that ensures compliance with SFA contract requirements. 

 For more details see our Managed Services at

visit: email: call: 0121 544 6455

Stand 7

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: email: call: 0203 740 8280

Stand 8

Through open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. As the most usable, customisable, adaptable, and reliable virtual learning environment (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other VLE. So, in the end, investing in 21st century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at email: call: 0800 358 4330

Stand 9

SkillsBuilder is the market leader for on-line assessment and diagnostic software for English and Maths in the post-16 vocational sector. SkillsPortfolio is a leading e-portfolio system best known for being extremely cost-effective in the sector.

Our customers are mainly training and apprenticeship providers, corporations with direct delivery of training and FE colleges. More than 7 in 10 learners at training providers use our products and services.

SkillsPortfolio is fully integrated with ForSkills Go, our mobile app for iOS and Android so tutors and assessors start saving time with no more dull paperwork, re-typing or filing. With SkillsPortfolio and ForSkills Go you can upload photos and videos, record discussions and collect observations as evidence for the full qualification spectrum anytime and anyplace using Android and Apple tablets and mobile.

ForSkills is part of the NCFE group of companies.

visit: email: call: 01623 709818

Stand 10

Tired of the same old apprenticeship delivery systems? Unimpressed by the approach taken by your supplier towards the new standards? We are too! That's why we created 'Apprentix'. A dynamic, tailored and bespoke 'all in one' e-solution for apprenticeship delivery.

The system uniquely features:

  1. User-friendly “Netflix-style” interface for learners
  2. A collaborative training management system for managers, coaches, mentors, trainers and quality assurers
  3. Standards ready off-the-shelf and tailored to company requirements
  4. Relevant, interactive & engaging e-learning course library
  5. e-learning authoring for creating bespoke courses
  6. Web, mobile and VR compliant
  7. Integration with existing systems
  8. A clear and simple audit trail to ensure that ‘20% off the job training’ delivery model is in place

Whether you are a provider, college or direct employer come and have a chat to see what the future of apprenticeship software looks like.

SPECIAL OFFER - 20% off for orders made at the conference.

visit: email: call: 01628 947 927


Stand 11

The NUS Apprentice extra discount card has been developed by the National Union of Students and offers apprentices many of the same discounts and benefits as other students. NUS Apprentice extra provides discounts and offers from more than 140 top high street and online brands. Discounts are available on travel, sport, music and technology, as well as fashion, beauty, eating out and entertainment. Money generated from sales of the card funds the National Society for Apprentices, who represent apprentices and offer them support during their vocational training. To find out how your apprentices can benefit from the Apprentice extra card, contact

visit: email:

Stand 12

A New Spring is a leading platform specifically for training providers. Over 400 clients already trained over 1,000,000 learners. These learners have completed over 50 million personalised lessons and already more than 10,000 companies have had training delivered through our platform. If you want to learn more go to

 We are confident that our solution will really create value for our clients and their learners, therefore it is free to start using a New Spring. After that we use a pay-per-use business model based on the success of our clients. Start a free trial now

visit: email: call: 07720402579

Stand 13

iPEGS is an all-in-one form building solution designed to reduce paper usage and increase efficiency via electronic data collection. The system enables you to create and complete custom forms, surveys & attendance registers. For maximum security iPEGS enables you to add FaceStamp to the signature ensuring maximum authenticity. Create and complete your forms in minutes then upload to the cloud, email to the office or integrate with your internal software or database by exporting in a variety of formats. 


  • Custom Form Builder
  • Electronic Signatures
  • FaceStamp Authentication
  • Date and Time Stamp
  • Feedback Forms
  • Attendance Registers 
  • Export All Forms (.csv /.pdf / .doc / .xls / .ipegs)
  • App Forms and now Web Forms
Benefits & Cost Savings:
  • Immediate Reduction in Paper and Printing costs
  • Improve Data Accuracy / Reduce Errors
  • Improve Efficiency Improved user experience
  • Reduce expenses


visit: email: call: 01244 560717follow: @iPEGS

Stand 14

QDP have been assisting the Education and Skills Sector to run learner, employer, staff and parent/carer surveys for over 20 years. QDP’s survey package helps demonstrate stakeholder engagement,, highlights strengths and areas for development to support self-assessment. 

  • Destination Surveys – gain the required data for the ILR and funding. We will also merge data collected by you to provide a full set of reports including course reports. 
  • Survey Manager – web based toolkit which allows you to create, run and analyse surveys. Easy to use, incorporates all QDP’s knowledge, unique external benchmarking and a full set of questionnaire models. 
  • Gold Service – QDP will act as your survey team and do everything for you!


visit: email: call: 01625 501917follow: @qdpservices

Stand 15

MWS Technology provide Aptem, a technology-first platform, carefully tailored to support apprenticeship and traineeship delivery. Aptem is an end-to-end platform that gives you paperless and seamless compliance. It provides the robust technology that allows you to grow your business, confident that your delivery is of high quality and your processes are robust.

Aptem’s functionality includes employer engagement CRM, Recruitment and candidate management, onboarding including eSignatures and ILR, eLearning delivery, virtual classrooms / webinars, blended learning plan mapped directly to Standards, ePortfolio evidence gathering integrated into learning delivery interface, evidence collated into a presentation format for end point assessment, reporting tools, communications, learner progression tracking and batchfile upload to the ESFA hub.

Aptem is the platform that drives quality whilst saving costs.

visit: email:

Stand 16

The Highfield Group is a global leader in regulated and work-based learning qualifications, end-point assessment, training materials and e-learning, and the winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. email: call: 01302 363277

Stand 17

NCFE is an Awarding Organisation with over 170 years’ experience in designing, developing and certificating high-quality technical qualifications. Our portfolio includes NCFE and CACHE branded qualifications, apprenticeships, Functional Skills and more, with over 500 nationally regulated qualifications in a variety of sector areas. All are supported by our exceptional customer service, streamlined systems and expertise. Last year, 340,000 learners from 2,000 educational institutions chose us to move their careers forward.

Over the last 170 years, we’ve been dynamic in our approach to the changing education sector, mostly recently launching our end-point assessment service in response to the recent apprenticeship reforms. As the sector changes, we ensure we’re ahead of the curve, to offer the best possible service for our customers and their learners. email: call: 0191 240 8833

Stand 18

Through our unparalleled Labour Market Insight, we are helping almost 100 education providers across the country as they deal with a whole range of issues including: T-Levels, curriculum alignment, a strategic approach to apprenticeships, employer engagement, and careers guidance. Come and see us on Stand 18 to find out how we can help you improve your strategic planning around these issues, and so develop your business to meet the many challenges that you currently face.

visit: email: call: 07701325453

Stand 19

A global leader in skills education, City & Guilds works with employers, colleges, training providers and governments to deliver work relevant qualifications, certification and assessment. It operates across five continents – from Johannesburg to Jamaica, Dublin to Dubai - reaching millions of people every year. City & Guilds is part of the City & Guilds Group, a collection of five businesses that are all focused around a stage of someone's skills journey.

visit: call: 0844 543 0000

Stand 20

Quals Direct is a powerful ePortfolio with the flexibility to improve your qualification delivery; providing an outstanding user experience when delivering effective eAssessment with built in learner management, evidence gathering and quality assurance.

Our ePortfolio has been developed to work with Apprenticeships, Trailblazers, BTECs, vocational and classroom qualifications. We actively embrace and encourage new ideas from our customers which has contributed to the growth, development and success of our ePortfolio.

With no setup or training costs Quals Direct ensures excellent ‘Value for money’.

visit: email: call: 0161 969 5231

Stand 21

The only Royal Chartered body for further education, we exist to develop the potential, reputation and standing of the sector. Our aim is to promote and highlight excellence in further education.

The Chartered Institution for Further Education is a Membership body for further education colleges and training providers who demonstrate commitment to maintaining and improving high standards.

Our Members are able to work together to share best practices and ideas, and to raise the status of this valuable educational sector. Chartered status is a clear mark of excellence in further education, demonstrating a commitment to quality in governance, leadership, professional development, teaching practice and community impact.

visit: email: call: 020 7976 0522

Stand 22

The software for Ofsted compliant apprenticeships - from £495.00 per month

Delivering GREAT Apprenticeships has never been easier.
Smart Apprentices is an award-winning cloud e-portfolio software, designed exclusively for employer providers and main training providers approved to deliver apprenticeships.
Combining an award winning electronic portfolio (Smart Assessor) with an innovative Maths and English virtual learning environment (Smart VLE) we provide everything you need ‘out of a box’ to make delivering apprenticeships paper free and Ofsted compliant.
Drop into stand 22 to find out how our 5 steps to Ofsted success can help you deliver great audit compliant apprenticeships from £495 per month

View the product videos on our web site

visit: email: call: 0845 460 4440 follow@smartassessor


The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is the leading trade association for vocational learning and employment providers in Britain. The majority of its 770+ members are independent, private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations.

Membership is open to any provider committed to quality provision and it includes over 40 FE colleges involved in work-based learning. AELP members deliver the majority of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, English and maths in the workplace and programmes for the unemployed including the Work Programme. For more information, please visit the homepage.

visit: email: call: 0117 947 2090 follow: @AELPUK linkedIn: AELP

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