Updated 22 April

Keep learning live –
digital resources

Supporting delivery and your learners' progression through digital resources

Although the doors of colleges and training providers may be closed, we remain committed to unlocking the potential of learners through digital resources and distance learning.

Over the last few weeks you have asked us for support to keep learning live in light of the disruption Covid-19 has caused, with so many individuals now working remotely.

To support you and your learners, we have put together a range of digital resources and made them easy to access and share - no matter where or when.

From e-learning support via our SmartScreen platform to our EPA prep tool and ILM eWorkbooks, we have a range of distance learning resources to ensure your learners and apprentices keep on track.

We will update our offer with additional resources over the coming weeks, including e-Functional Skills Reloaded, Workplace Skills and maths and English tutor online networks.

E-learning resources on SmartScreen

We are committed to supporting you, your staff and your learners in coming to terms with home working. To support our customers during these difficult times, we've made some of our most popular SmartScreen packages available to access free of charge for a limited time. These include:

  • enhanced content to support distance learning, including interactive e-learning, videos, quizzes, and activity sheets
  • packages available in hair, beauty, building services engineering, professional cookery, carpentry & joinery, bricklaying, ESOL and business
  • e-learning materials to support you in the management of COVID-19

A selection of engaging FREE e-learning content on SmartScreen supports learner development and can be accessed remotely. Just register to enrol learners to offer effective distance learning.

  • Free of charge for a limited time
  • Access through a browser – nothing to install
  • Available 24/7 from anywhere in the world
  • Access at your convenience
  • Support learner development
  • Get your learners ready for when restrictions lift.

Management of Covid-19 – e-learning

Kineo, our sister organisation who are e-learning specialists, has developed e-learning courses to support your people with the management of Covid-19 as they come to terms with new ways of working. Along with ILM modules to support business continuity and remote working we’ve made these available FREE through SmartScreen.

There are short modules on each of the following:

  • Understanding Covid-19
  • Encouraging innovation
  • Implementing and maintaining business continuity plans and processes
  • Implementing change
  • Supporting remote or virtual teams

How can I access the SmartScreen packages?

Please bear with us while we work through a large number of requests. If you already have a SmartScreen account you will be able to place your order through your walled garden account on Monday 23 March.

Alternatively, fill out the form below and our digital sales team will be in touch.

ILM Leadership and Management eWorkbooks

Our eWorkbooks cover a range of leadership and management topics. Whether you’re looking for leadership training resources to deliver a new programme or you want to make better use of your time, ILM eWorkbooks will help you to get started quickly and easily.

Each eWorkbook is an interactive PDF suitable for desktop editing and tablet viewing. Choose from 15 leadership and management topics to support the delivery of great development programmes.

Our eWorkbooks include managing topics such as:

  • Managing risk
  • Managing change
  • Managing inclusively
  • Managing collaboration

How can I access the eWorkbooks?

For access to our eWorkbook resources to support you and your learners while homeworking, please provide us with contact details and select the topics you are interested in.

Please fill out the form below and our digital sales team will be in touch.

EPA preparation tool

Customers with apprentices doing end-point assessment with City & Guilds can now have FREE access to our web-based system that boosts an apprentice’s chance of first-time success. It suggests e-learning support targeting presentation and interview skills, reflection and analysis, to build confidence going into the assessment.

User-friendly technology takes the apprentice through a series of questions, to suggest material personalised to their apprenticeship standard and their confidence levels. The content is curated from across the web and covers areas like revision and exam skills, multiple choice test strategies, professional discussion and interview skills.

Watch our short video to learn more

How can I access the EPA preparation tool?

Access our EPA Preparation Tool over the next three months

E-portfolios – Get to Gateway and Learning Assistant

Now is a good time to focus on off-the-job learning with our end-to-end solution designed for home-based development. You can access this with no set up fee. User fees apply.

With content fully mapped to apprenticeship standards and created by experts at City & Guilds, you can be confident that on-programme learning is covered. Videos, case studies and quizzes continually challenge apprentices and, when they’re back in the workplace they can apply new-found knowledge:

  • Complete key tasks and online assessment
  • Access through a browser – nothing to install
  • Available 24/7 from anywhere in the world
  • Access to content fully mapped to standards
  • Track apprentice progress and offer support
  • Keep your programme moving – don’t lose funding
  • No minimum user numbers
  • No set up fee

How can I access Get-to-Gateway?

Visit the Get-to-Gateway pages to request a remote demonstration.

Find out more about Get-to-Gateway

Learning Assistant

Learning Assistant is City & Guilds and ILM’s digital learning solution supports all learning programmes, including apprenticeships.

Learning Assistant provides the programme structure with embedded assessment and quality assurance tools to support and improve the standardisation and allow teams and learners to work remotely, but stay connected in real time.

Here are six ways Learning Assistant can help during this time;

Standardisation – standardisation among delivery teams can be managed, by having a single point to access documentation and resources relating to qualification or standards

Reporting – management teams can customise and schedule reports from learner progress to team interactions. These can be exported and emailed to stakeholders such as employers

Programme builds – we provide the standards and qualifications which can then be enhanced upon to tailor the delivery including adding resources for delivery teams and/or learners. City & Guilds Apprenticeship Training Manuals are included where available free of charge.

Communication – tools to support the communication between the delivery teams, the learner and the employer supporting the apprentice through the on-programme journey. These include Planning, Review and Feedback as well as the recording of the 20% Off the Job requirements

Digital Forms – a new feature that allows administrators to create standardised forms that can be used as part of a review process, or a feedback form that is embedded within Learning Assistant creating an audit history.

Mobile Friendly and app – users can access LA on most mobile devices. Learners and Assessor can access LA through the LA Anywhere app

Learning Assistant is available worldwide and is a way to inspire, motivate and bring learning to life.

For queries on our digital platforms please contact directsales@cityandguilds.com.

From e-learning support via our SmartScreen platform to our EPA prep tool and ILM eWorkbooks, we have a range of distance learning resources to ensure your learners and apprentices keep on track.

New Workplace Skills and maths and English resources coming soon

Keep maths and English skills live (Launching in May)

eFunctional Skills takes maths and English learning online, supporting immersive learning from entry level 1 through to level 3.

To boost benefits, we will be adding free training sessions twice a week so you can be sure your teaching staff don’t struggle to come to terms with a new system. Our expert support team is on hand to answer any questions.

Virtual networking - there’s strength in numbers, so why not drop into Teach Meet. Unlike our established webinars and face-to-face meetings, these new online sessions are part of an informal community of practice. Share ideas, experiences and talk about what this new world of learning means for you. Book a slot in advance or on the day or simply log in and listen to invited customer experts and City & Guilds/ILM team members sharing government advice.

Keep Workplace Skills live (Launching in May)

Now is the time to keep skills live and encourage employees to track best practice in the workplace. With much of the remote focus on gaining new skills, why not take a chance to build on or refresh existing skills, preparing for when restrictions change.

We’ve listened to what our customers told us and bundled a range of engaging interactive employability eLearning – especially useful as more of us work from home.

As a bonus, much of what we’ve put together maps to apprenticeship behaviours.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Independent learning
  • Self-motivation
  • Using feedback
  • Communicating digitally
  • Using online resources
  • Writing for impact
  • Listening to understand
  • Speaking to influence
  • Understanding customers
  • Working in teams
  • Problem analysis
  • Designing solutions
  • Professionalism

Are you looking at ways to adapt to remote delivery, or facing challenges with recruiting learners? We can offer a range of support and guidance via the City & Guilds Group businesses of Oxford Group, Kineo and ILM, and other partners.

Adapting to virtual delivery

Looking at adapting your programs to virtual delivery? City & Guilds and our Group businesses, can help you explore new ways of working as well as tips and guidance on all things virtual delivery.

Kineo resources

Designing effective digital-first learning programmes

Learn how you can convert your face to face programs into virtual classrooms that improve your learner's experience.

Find out more

Your guide to interactive videos for workplace learning

Interactive videos are an extremely effective training medium. Learn how to make your own and change the way you deliver your programmes.

Download the guide

A quick guide to designing, developing and delivering both internal and external webinars.

Download the guide

ILM (The Institute of Leadership and Managment) resources

Flipping your training room – quickly!

Listen to this 10-minute podcast from The institute of Leadership and Management on how you can flip your training room - quickly.

Listen now

Upcoming webinars

City & Guilds and our Group businesses bring you a range of support, guidance and tips that can support you and your business at this time.

Dealing with Ambiguity

Wednesday 20 May

Register now

Past webinars

Missed a webinar? No problem, catch up here.

Virtual learning - best practice delivery and design

Wednesday 23 April

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Learning to work virtually

Shifting from face to face working is not always as easy as it seems. Find out new tips and guidance on virtual working that can help you and your staff thrive in a digital world.

The new normal - leading in virtual teams

Making the shift from office to a remote location isn't easy. Our virtual teams toolkit helps you lead your teams and manage yourself more efficiently from home.

Find out more

Virtual working - getting comfortable

The most effective virtual teams don’t just rely on technology. Up your online working game and find out how the experts do it.

Download the guide

Recruitment and candidate management solutions

For colleges and providers – Get My First Job

If you are a college or provider looking to continue enrolling learners during this time, you can use the online platform Get My First Job and take advantage of virtual interviewing.

Get My First Job is the market leading recruitment solution for employers and providers for apprenticeships and early talent. It can be used to set up interview between Candidate, Recruiter and Employer, or any combination of the three.

Their new video interviewing service ensures interviews can take place virtually, through their platform. No video software is needed from either party, it operates via a browser on a laptop or mobile.This service is free of charge to all users of the Talent Portal and new customers during the need for social distancing.

To find out more:

For employers – Connectr from My Kinda Future

If you are an employer looking to manage new hires virtually during a period of lockdown, you can access Connectr from My Kinda Future.

Connectr is an online platform to support new candidate acquisitions and pre-boarding virtually, the employee engagement platform gives new candidates a sense of belonging from the start, and delivers highly engaged and diverse hires for your business. With access to digital learning modules, plus mentoring tools and a chat function to engage with current employees, candidates will feel confident at every step of the journey.

Find out more at the dedicated website or to book a demo email team@mykindafuture.com.

Sign up to our resources

For access to our enhanced SmartScreen or eWorkbook resources to support you and your learners while homeworking, please provide us with contact details and select the items you are interested in.