With approximately one in seven apprentices having a neuro-divergent profile, it is important for providers of all levels of apprenticeships to identify and address additional learning support (ALS) needs. Neurodiversity is not always obvious, and some learners may be unaware that targeted support could improve their chances of successful programme completion.
Hosted by Paul Tully, Aptem Account Manager, this concise session walked through:
- Key functionality of Aptem Assess.
- How Aptem Assess fits seamlessly into the onboarding journey.
- How the platform links assessment with Learning Plans and evidencing of learning support.
Q and A transcript
The following is a transcript of the questions asked during the webinar, along with the answers provided by product experts. For any further information, do contact your Implementation Consultant, Customer Success Manager or Aptem Support.
If a learner has already declared an SpLD would they still complete this as part of their onboarding?
This is optional - Some learners may have more than one ALN
Is this considered sufficient evidence for funding or will they still need a diagnostic assessment?
The test is sufficient - However you would need to evidence that ALS is being provided (done via a sub-programme).
If this can be used for funding evidence, what is there to reduce the risk of people intentionally getting things wrong?
This would be determined on a case-by-case basis - The majority engage as required, however if somebody is intentionally getting answers wrong, they'd likely trigger too many ALN areas. Two areas are rare, three areas would raise suspicion.
Can you explain where the reporting and evidence pack for ILR return sits.
Within the learner record - ALS evidence would be recorded via a sub-programme.
Is there an extra cost for Aptem Assess?