Keeping children safe in education 2021

Keeping children safe in education 2021

As the Department for Education update their statutory guidance on Keeping children safe in education (1st September 2021), training provider’s will be updating their staff to make sure that they understand their obligations and legal duties, particularly those...

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Tracking and managing the 16-19 Covid Tuition Fund

Tracking and managing the 16-19 Covid Tuition Fund

For colleges that are eligible for the 16-19 tuition fund, the announcement that the eligibility for the fund was broadening in 2021/22 to include economic disadvantage, in addition to low prior attainment was warmly welcomed. Including these learners, allows...

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Using eSignUp and the “My Apprenticeship Service”

Using eSignUp and the “My Apprenticeship Service”

As the Dfe launched the “My Apprenticeship Service” on 9th September, we investigate how eSignUp complements this and where the two systems could benefit from coming together. For those already using eSignUp, you will know that it contains a wealth of features to...

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Governorship: the fourth dimension?

Governorship: the fourth dimension?

Mark Trinick, CEO of VLE Support Ltd, has now been a Governor in Further Education for 18 months, having just completed his first full academic year.  Here he reflects on his experiences so far. “Having once been a student and a teacher in FE, and being a supplier to...

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eSignUp Data Output Now Available!

eSignUp Data Output Now Available!

Following popular demand, you will now be able to export data from eSignUp in the latest release.  The data, available on-demand in an XML format, will allow your information services team to upload into your learner management systems including the ILR and ePortfolio...

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Free webinar: managing learning support for Apprentices

Free webinar: managing learning support for Apprentices

We are delighted to invite college and training provider staff to our webinar on 27th April at 1.30pm to explore the challenges – and solutions – of ensuring your apprentices are appropriately supported. Do you manage teams of apprentice trainers and assessors? Do you...

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Increased Incentives for Recruiting Apprentices

Increased Incentives for Recruiting Apprentices

The Government have demonstrated that they are serious about apprentices being an important part of the economic recovery and getting our young people into jobs which will lead to skilled employment.   From 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021, employers will receive...

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eSignUp; taking orders now for February roll-out

eSignUp; taking orders now for February roll-out

We are delighted to confirm that our eSignUp software will be available for installation from February 2021. The price begins at just £4,000, depending on the number of starts you have. As an incentive to place your order now, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount...

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How was it for you?  Taking stock of 2020.

How was it for you?  Taking stock of 2020.

2020 is a year that none of us is going to forget in a hurry. It might feel like the year passed in a bit of a blur, with little progress made, but it’s important to take stock and remember what you did achieve, both personally and professionally. Certainly in 2020,...

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New link with the Collab Group

New link with the Collab Group

VLE Support Ltd are delighted to confirm that we have been recognised as a trusted supplier by Collab Group. We hope this new relationship will not only add value for Collab Group members but provide an opportunity for us to further refine the capability of our...

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Why our loyal customers are so important to us

Why our loyal customers are so important to us

Reviewing some contracts recently, we uncovered a fascinating statistic – and one that makes us very proud.  Across our product range, over 62% of our customers have been with us for more than ten years. Ten years; that’s since we had the Coalition Government, before...

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eNotify tracking COVID cases for colleges

eNotify tracking COVID cases for colleges

Back in March, we spotted that some eNotify customers were being quick off the mark in customising the software to cope with COVID-19 related absences.  Seven months on, it’s great to see just how many have adopted this approach. eNotify is our web-based system which...

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The importance of evidencing teacher assessments

The importance of evidencing teacher assessments

No doubt, the reverberations of the exam results ‘fiasco’ we have all faced this summer will go rumbling on for months, if not years. Whilst we hope that our young people will not be affected in the long-term, we equally hope that the establishment will learn from it....

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The challenge of Attendance Monitoring

The challenge of Attendance Monitoring

Does your attendance process measure up to the expectations of the new EIF – and the expectations of your Gen Z students? Since the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF)1 was published in May 2019, over half of college inspection reports make a direct comment about...

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Meet The Team – Nicky Pettit

Meet The Team – Nicky Pettit

Nicky is our multi-talented Sales and Marketing Executive.  She tells us what she enjoys about her job so much – and where she applies her talents outside of work. I’ve worked with the VLE team since 2016 and love the variety of things I get to do.  I was originally...

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Article 3: The Completion and Attainment measure

Article 3: The Completion and Attainment measure

How the Completion and Attainment measure is used to determine the ‘progress’ of students on Tech Levels and Tech Certificates.   Following a break-out session we were pleased to run at the AoC Data, Performance and Accountability Conference in October, we’ve...

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Article 2: How do you calculate your Value-Added score?

Article 2: How do you calculate your Value-Added score?

Following our recent article on what the Value-Added performance measure is, (and why it’s important), we wanted to follow up with an explanation of how to calculate it. Put simply, by comparing an individual student’s Average Points Score (APS) at Key Stage 4, we can...

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Meet the team!

Meet the team!

Meet the Team: Moragh Pitt Moragh is part of VLE’s Customer Support team, alongside Danny.  She loves the variety that her role brings, and she enjoys raising her voice – just for fun, of course. I joined VLE in 2013 as, I think, the seventh member of staff!  I work...

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How do we improve attendance in English and Maths classes?

How do we improve attendance in English and Maths classes?

It has been some years now since students on Study Programmes who don’t already have GCSE English or maths at grade C/4 or higher were required to continue to study these subjects. Whilst we can all agree that we want to prepare our students for the best future they...

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Meet the Team!

Meet the Team!

Meet the team: Alison Woodin Alison has been Customer Service and Training Officer at VLE Support since 2017.  She tells us how she came to be working with the team - and why you shouldn’t be surprised if you hear her sneeze! I think my job title pretty much explains...

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