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Confirmed Sponsors

Confirmed Sponsors

Headline Sponsor - City & Guilds

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

Media Partner - FE Week

FE Week ~ the FE and skills sector’s weekly newspaper

FE Week has fast become the primary source of news for professionals working within the further education and skills sector. FE Week has been serving the FE and skills sector for five years, and proudly remains the only newspaper dedicated to the FE and skills sector. You can rely on FE Week to always be first to report on the news that matters and provide the analysis that’s needed.

In the space of five years, FE Week has become part of the sector’s daily routine — whether that be checking for the latest breaking news stories, reading through the weekly newspaper on a Monday morning, or scouring through the job ads (plus the online jobs board) for the latest career opportunities.

We are continuously expanding our editorial team to ensure we continue to provide you with the same brand of trusted, challenging and award-winning journalism that we’ve become known for.

Subscription is from just £50 per year, and you can find out more at

visit: email: call: 020 8123 4778 follow: @FEWeek

Conference Registration Sponsor - Smart Apprentices

Smart Apprentices flagship e-portfolio Smart Assessor has just won the prestigious Global Excellence Awards: Most Outstanding E-Portfolio Tracking Software 2017 and welcome you to join us on Stand 19 at the AELP Autumn Conference, to discuss how we can help you to deliver outstanding apprenticeships from recruitment through to end point assessment.

The opportunities presented by the increased apprenticeship funding from the employer levy are exciting for providers who are able to differentiate themselves and deliver what employers want.

Technology is key to delivering apprenticeships that meet the needs of employers, Ofsted regulators, apprentices and your own team with a modern cost-effective delivery model.

With all the changes to apprenticeships in 2018, does your current e-portfolio technology measure up?

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

Conference Writing Pads Sponsor - The Data Group

The TRACKER MI System is used by customers to manage Government funded learning programmes, including:

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • ESF projects (both Prime Contractors and sub-contractors)
  • Classroom, Workplace and Community Learning
  • 16 to 19 funded learning
  • ESiF and The Big Lottery funded projects
Our customers include Learning Providers, large levy-paying Employers and Colleges.

Tracker is used by several of the UK’s largest and most successful Apprenticeships programmes, many of whom have achieved recent Ofsted GRADE 1 - OUTSTANDING results, and we are incredibly proud to have delivered these contracts to such a high standard.

One of England’s largest ESF projects is also currently being delivered using a single Tracker system, involving over 200 sub contractors, impacting over 3,000 small employers and delivering more than 50,000 learning aims to 20,000 learners. The monthly submission to the ESFA for this project has been entirely error free.


visit: call: 0179 452 5070

Conference Writing Pens Sponsor - Bud Systems

Welcome to Bud

Bud is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more. Bud is designed to be a true end-to-end solution for the management and delivery of apprenticeship programmes and to help our customers focus upon the delivery of exceptional training.

visit: email: call: 0117 440 0300

Leaflet 'Chair Drop' Sponsor - MWS Technology - Aptem

MWS Technology develop Aptem, a complete solution to enhance every aspect of apprenticeship and vocational training delivery.

From employer engagement CRM and recruitment, through to administration, learning, funding and reporting, Aptem addresses it all in one, easy-to-use interface.
Aptem does more than help you work smarter and faster – it uses powerful analytics to guide you as you improve delivery and make positive changes throughout your apprenticeship delivery.

Click here to watch our explainer video.

visit: email: call: 0207 870 1000

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