Latest Developments

LA Connect

Learning Assistant connected to the City & Guilds Walled Garden and Evolve! By simply enrolling your candidate into Learning Assistant, they will be registered on to the City & Guilds Walled Garden. This new functionality will then let your assessors or registrars book the evolve test directly from Learning Assistant, and the results will be fed from evolve back to Learning Assistant once the candidate has completed the test. Finally, once your candidate has completed their course your IQAs can process a Result Entry by clicking Award VQ in Learning Assistant.

The benefits:

  • Avoid double entry – reducing time and errors
  • Saves the assessor from duplicating efforts and manual uploading of Evolve results
  • Standardising admin practices, less errors and time saving features

This feature is optional, so if you would like a demonstration on how it works please contact the Learning Assistant support team who can book on online demo with your Digital Solutions Manager.

Alternatively, you can download a PowerPoint presentation of the new features and workflow.


City & Guilds Amendment Tool

With the constant changes to standards and qualifications, we have worked with our City & Guilds colleagues to develop a tool where any updates to your City & Guilds courses can be automatically updated, ensuring that you are always have the most up to date assessment documents, forms etc.

 

LA Anywhere

We have updated our LA Apps for both iOS and Android. This will allows candidates and assessor to gather evidence on the go and offline! We have enhanced the App to allow a user to record a 20mins video and 30mins of audio through the App, which can then be uploaded directly to the Learning Assistant system.

We have enabled the LA Anywhere desktop application to all customers. This will allow Assessors to record, upload and cross reference evidence into a candidate’s portfolios offline.


New Apprenticeship Standards – England

Due to the changes to the Apprenticeship in England, we have released our first phase of features and functions to support the new standards. This includes:

On-programme – the new standards will be able to be built and added to Learning Assistant in the Course Manager. You will be able to customise and add resources to suit your own delivery style. As part of the City & Guilds offer, some Apprenticeships will have enhanced feature built in like a Learner Journal or Manual, and will work with LA Connect to integrate the evolve bookings and results into the candidates portfolios.

Packages – this is a feature to support the enhancement of LA Connect to work with the registration of candidates on the Packages in City & Guilds Walled Garden through a single enrolment

Grades and Marks - we have now enabled Grading and Marks to be added to Courses to support the new Apprenticeships

Employers - the new Apprenticeship standards require greater input from the Employer, so we have created a new label for the Assessor user called ‘Employer Assessor’ so that it can be clearly defined in the Contact Diary. We have created this feature as a generic feature, so that you can create a variety of labels that would suit your centre and terminology.

Showcase Evidence - we have released our Showcase Evidence feature which will easily allow users to mark any evidence they would like to highlight as part of their Showcase evidence to be used as part of their End Assessment.


Download on the app store. For iPad and iPhone 

The Learning Assistant App for iPad and iPhone provides users with a smart and intuitive interface to manage training, allowing assessors to monitor learner progress, create digital evidence and observations, cross reference across the course and communicate with others via the messaging service.

Get it on Google play. For Android handset 

The Learning Assistant App for Android handsets can support users in capturing picture evidence. Users can also access the contact diary and communicate with others via the messaging service. 

Get it on Google play. For Android tablet

The new Learning Assistant App for Android tablets supports users in capturing and storing picture evidence on the device remotely.


For support downloading the Learning Assistant App from the App Store and Google Play Store please contact the App Store and Google Play Store's help service.