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Learning Assistant

Learning Assistant – enhance the learning experience

A way to inspire, motivate and bring learning to life

For more than 10 years Learning Assistant has set the standard for e-portfolios; empowering learners on the path to success while enabling tutors and assessors.

City & Guilds and ILM’s market-leading digital learning solution supports all learning programmes, including apprenticeships. Through the easy-to-use online portal, it is easier than ever to monitor learner progress, plan interventions and remain compliant with the latest regulations.

Learning Assistant acts as a virtual assistant for your tutors and assessors, making delivery simple, reducing the administrative burden and ensuring compliance with regulatory and funding agencies requirements. A simple learner subscription model gives you the flexibility to scale up or down to suit your organisation’s needs.

Designed with learner progress in mind, Learning Assistant allows you to identify gaps, action plan, track development, communicate feedback and can even support embedded assessment.

For a paper-free alternative that will enhance your learning experience, move to Learning Assistant.

Motivate and engage learners

An engaging learning experience that motivates and inspires without the need for paper and textbooks. Use Learning Assistant to create a fully inclusive and supportive virtual learning environment fit for the modern learner.

Designed for better learner outcomes:

  • highly accessible and easy to use for learners of all abilities
  • tools that help learners to organise and prioritise their workload
  • track the completion of tasks, sets deadlines and provide feedback
  • progress is easily monitored and gaps can be identified quickly so assessors can plan, review and give feedback to help keep learners on track
  • compatible with all vocational learning
  • evidence can be uploaded on the go without the need for an internet connection using the LA Anywhere mobile app
  • on-demand – available anytime, anywhere
  • awarding organisation agnostic – ability to design and customise your own programs to meet each programme of learning

Learning Assistant for apprenticeships (England only)

Learning Assistant is the ideal accompaniment to apprenticeships, facilitating blended learning and end-point assessment (EPA). For centres in the UK, Learning Assistant makes it possible to track the 20% off the job learning required by ESFA.

Preparing for SASE switch off? Learning Assistant will support you as you move from frameworks to apprenticeship standards.

A clearly defined apprentice journey:

  • prove 20% off-the-job learning
  • user-friendly interface makes it easy for delivery staff and learners to track progress and see how activities link to programme of learning
  • track apprentice progression, engagement and on-programme assessment completion rates
  • guide learners through the EPA journey and make it easy to upload and showcase required evidence
  • schedule automated reports to employers, managers and teams (great to keep employers engaged)
  • create an audited contact trail with embedded electronic signatures
  • free access to a range of apprenticeship training manuals on-demand
  • mobile friendly with offline support through a dedicated app
  • schedule and track reviews within the platform - digital review forms can be embedded into Learning Assistant
  • awarding organisation agnostic to meet your delivery needs

By enrolling your apprentice in Learning Assistant you can:

  • register learners and apprentices on qualifications
  • book e-volve tests, including Functional Skills
  • upload results direct into Walled Garden, and depending on the results, this triggers the claim for certificates

Making tutors and assessors lives easier

Learning Assistant enables your staff to focus on the things that matter most by freeing up time and administrative burden. With easy programme management and learner success in mind.

Tutors and assessors are presented with an overview of all learner activity, making it simple to manage workloads and monitor individuals and cohorts.

It is easy to track learners and identify gaps so that early interventions can be made, preventing future remediation. Tutors can create action plans, track progress and can provide two-way feedback for better communication.

Audited records of all activity and learner-assessor contact makes it easy to provide reports for inspection.

Easy set-up, management and cost control

Forget lengthy software installs. Learning Assistant is fast and simple to set-up and integrates seamlessly with other key City & Guilds and ILM systems. It is designed to improve efficiencies and performance by lowering the administrative burden, cutting costs and support inspection requirements.

Integration with other systems:

  • fully documented software API integrates Learning Assistant with key MIS platforms
  • LA Connect allows you to connect to the Walled Garden for: registration, e-volve bookings and result entry

Auditing and reporting made simple:

  • shareable data ensures transparency and accountability with audited reporting, quality control and standardisation
  • a record of all learner-assessor contact makes it easy to prove learner engagement and reactive delivery
  • learners and assessors can log time spent off-the-job for regulated funding agency requirements

Reduce on-programme costs:

  • reduce qualification delivery time and assessor travel time through use of an easy-to-use online portal
  • no paperwork or textbook costs
  • learners have on-demand access to their assessor, reducing face-to-face meetings and lowering travel and assessment costs
  • simple learner subscription model giving you flexibility

Best in class support:

  • dedicated, named support contact
  • full implementation and training plan with your Digital Solutions Manager
  • digital telephone support available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00
  • regular CPD events ran by our Digital Solutions Manager throughout the UK
  • regular update and upgrades to the system
  • feedback and idea portals embedded within the product to ensure our roadmap meets your needs

Customer feedback

For over 10 years, Learning Assistant has been the e-portfolio of choice for centres as they move from paper-free delivery. Here’s what some of our customers have to say.

Gavin Lang, Quality Assurance Manager & SQA Co-Ordinator, Edinburgh College
“Since bringing Learning Assistant into the College 10 years ago it has continued to grow and the number of students registered has increased session to session. The support we receive is first class and we would have no hesitation recommending Learning Assistant to any other organisation interested in using e-Portfolios.”

Kevin Alder, Learning & Development, Durham Constabulary
“Learning Assistant has been extremely useful to us, easy to navigate your way around and a reasonably priced alternative to pen and paper. “

Nicola Wyman, Assistant Head of Faculty, Care and Science, New College Lanarkshire
“Feedback from assessors using the system on a regular basis is that they enjoy being paperless (no more folders to carry) and it is easy to identify gaps and track progress.”

Download the app

If you’re already signed up and are ready to go, you can download the app now.

Download on the app store.For iPad and iPhone


Get it on Google play. For Android