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On-programme learning

On-programme, digital support and platforms

We offer unrivalled assessment preparation for you and your apprentices, as well as on-programme and digital support to ensure your apprentices have the right tools in the run up to their assessment. Our support aims to build their confidence - giving them the best chance of success.

Our assessment experts have carefully mapped the skills, knowledge and behaviours required and have developed a blend of teaching and learning resources to give your learners what they need.

Our package of on-programme and EPA support includes:

  • EPA packs
  • apprenticeship training manuals
  • maths and English diagnostic tool
  • Expert tutor resources via SmartScreen, including lessons plans, sample tests and schemes of work
  • exemplar materials
  • practice tests and assessments
  • Lead Independent End-Point Assessment (LIEPA) reports
  • Digital e-portfolio support with Learning Assistant
  • EPA Pro – our new EPA service delivery platform bringing the end-to-end EPA journey from registration to results, all into one place.

Learn more about our on-programme resources below. 

Assessment preparation resources - SmartScreen

Tutors can tap into our expert tutor resources and enhanced SmartScreen offer to make life easier and provide the learning that apprentices need.

Using SmartScreen allows tutors to save time and money as resources are readily available and content is standardised across a centre.

Showcasing best practice

Get the latest insight into best practice with our exemplar materials (available in written and video formats); sample tests; workbooks; Apprenticeship Training Manuals; and expert Technical Advisors.

All of our resources are specifically mapped to the standard and are designed to draw out the skills, knowledge, and behaviours that apprentices need so they feel confident for assessment.

LIEPA Reports

Our LIEPA (Lead Independent End-Point Assessor) reports pull out the key areas to focus on for EPA, sharing observations and lessons learned from previous assessments. They are a great resource to draw on that enable you to plan ahead and ensure your assessments run smoothly.

Learning Assistant

For more than 10 years, Learning Assistant has set the standard for e-portfolios – enhancing the learning experience without the need for paper and textbooks, whilst creating a fully inclusive and supporting learning environment fit for the modern learner.

Find out more about the benefits of Learning Assistant

Maths & English

We believe that all apprentices should be supported in order to improve their maths and English skills. Studying maths and English could be a requirement of an apprenticeship and is dependent on the level that has already been achieved, as well as the apprenticeship being taken.

Maths and English can be delivered through GCSE or Functional Skills. Details are in the apprenticeship standard, though generally:

  • Level 2 apprentices require maths and English at Level 1 and should attempt Level 2
  • Level 3 apprentices need maths and English at Level 2
  • there may be extra requirements for higher level apprenticeships or specific industry roles.

We offer a range of online and offline materials and packages for learners to succeed in maths and English, as well as CPD courses for tutors to help incorporate maths and English into the apprentice journey. This is particularly helpful for curriculum staff who are not used to delivering this.

Supporting Functional Skills success

Our Functional Skills qualifications help apprentices build their confidence and knowledge so they can gain the required level of maths and English for “gateway”.

We know that you want your learners to reach their full potential and we have the tools and resources to help.

With competitive success rates, our flexible on-demand delivery includes Remote Invigilation and swift turn-around times for results.

Our Technical Advisors are also available to guide your delivery, alongside digital resources to get your apprentices “test ready” with our Open Assess platform.

Speak to us about Functional Skills today – flexible, reliable and quality assessment support from a name you can trust.

Speak to us

The City & Guilds and ILM team are on hand to provide customer support, technical support, and to meet any other needs.

You can access front-line support by:

0192 4930 800 (option 5)


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