In this release, we are excited to announce the all-new employer dashboard — a powerful tool in providing insights for employers on the progress of their learners.
The employer dashboard provides the ability for an employer to easily view the progress of their direct reports who are in learning or, at a more senior level, learners that they have access to view.
In addition to showing learner progress, the dashboard highlights actions that are required by the employer. For example, where they need to sign compliance documents or contribute towards progress reviews.
For more senior employer contacts and larger employers, the dashboard acts as an insight into the performance of learner progress across the organisation, allowing the ability to drilldown to by brand, region, branch, sector, programme, or team.
The performance dashboard will continue to be developed over the coming months to offer more detailed information and data drilldowns.
For further information, see: Employer Dashboard.
Aptem has an in-application calendar from which tutors and work coaches can schedule meetings and reviews with jobseekers, learners, and their line managers.
Following customer feedback, we are introducing a two-way calendar integration that will help tutors and work coaches with their scheduling activities. Aptem will allow for integration with multiple calendar sources including Exchange, Office365, Outlook.com, Apple calendar and Google calendar.
Please note that there are additional fees to use this feature.
For further information, see: Calendar integration.
The integration will offer the following functionality:
- Enable a work coach/tutor to view their 3rd party calendar from within Aptem.
- Enable a work coach/tutor to view the availability of a jobseeker/learner where they have connected their own third-party calendar.
- Enable a work coach/tutor to send a meeting request from the system directly to their third-party calendar and that of the jobseeker/learner.
- A work coach/tutor to track the response (accepted, declined, no response) of the invitees.
- The ability for a work coach/tutor to cancel or amend the meeting from within Aptem or their third-party calendar and automatically update the other system and notify the invitees.
Please note that this new feature will be optional and will incur an additional charge. For more information, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
Improvements to reviews
Following customer feedback, we have carrying out a series of improvements to our review functionality. In this release, we will be introducing the ability for learners to contribute to the reviews in advance of a meeting.
End Point Assessment
We are excited to announce that in this month's release we are increasing the functionality of the platform to help you more easily manage the End Point Assessment process for apprenticeship learners. This functionality includes both an integration with EPAPro and the ability to manually registering learners where EPAPro is not used by the EPAO.
The integration with EPAPro will provide a seamless exchange of learning and EPAO information. EPAPro is an End-point Assessment management tool developed to support End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAO).
Aptem will register the learner with EPAPro and ensure that the learner information is kept up-to-date including all change of circumstances.
In a future phase of development EPAO specific information from EPAPro will be returned to Aptem and presented within the learner record to avoid the need to login to multiple systems.
Recording an EPAO registration manually
Where an End Point Assessment organisation (EPAO) is not using EPAPro we will provide the ability for you to record the learner's EPAO registration number and the registration date.
Recording assessment results for qualifications
Following feedback from our customers, we are developing a new feature that will allow for improved management and tracking of exam bookings and assessment results.
This functionality will support the following:
- Ability to record when an assessment/exam is due to take place.
- Record when an assessment is cancelled, rescheduled or missed.
- Record the outcome - passed or failed.
- Capture the grade, where appropriate.
- Provide the ability to create and update assessment results in bulk using a CSV import.
Further process automation
Process automation helps you reduce the amount of administrative effort in managing learners and helps you ensure compliance. This release will include automating the administration associated with a change of learner's employer.
Change of employer
The "change of employer" automation process will automate the tasks associated with changing the employer of a learner. The process will help to eliminate the possibility of errors in re-keying and will reduce the associated administrative effort in updating the relevant areas of the system.
The automation will involve an approval process which can include one or two stages of review depending upon your standard business process. This ensures that you have complete control over changes made to your learners' data.
Minor updates and bug fixes