Student Monitoring is Essential if Apprenticeships are Going to Deliver their Full Potential, According to Perspective

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Attendance and progression are key to learning success

Keeping up-to-date student records is essential with all types of learning but especially when the students are taught at different sites. Should the records continue to be effectively out-of-date and problems areas aren't red flagged and dealt with, then the likelihood is that more students are going to fail, or even drop out of, apprenticeship schemes.

Student Monitoring is essential if Apprenticeships are going to deliver to their full potential, according to Perspective, a leading authority in apprenticeship training and distributed learning.

Apprenticeship schemes have already attracted thousands from all around the UK but, with learning throughout the course taking place both on site (in work) and off site (at college), keeping accurate and up-to-date records of their attendance and progress has never been so important.

Indeed, the multiple site learning also requires more parties to be involved in the delivery of the scheme and as a result Learning Management can very quickly become out of date if the records are faxed or posted to and from the locations.

Traditionally, all student monitoring was completed manually by filling in numerous pieces of paperwork and completing various spreadsheets - a process that can be extremely time consuming, not to mention inaccurate. Furthermore, problem areas, such as unauthorised absences, are often picked up too late to be able to take the appropriate action or, missed all together.

Gary Harlock, Director at Perspective, commented: "Keeping up-to-date student records is essential with all types of learning but especially when the students are taught at different sites. Should the records continue to be effectively out-of-date and problems areas aren't red flagged and dealt with, then the likelihood is that more students are going to fail, or even drop out of, apprenticeship schemes."

However, Perspective has created an effective means of measuring apprenticeship progression and attendance. Sunesis is an intuitive, web based management tool which enables key stake holders involved in the delivery of apprenticeship schemes to track individuals and their progression throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

This is done with a simple click of a button enabling training providers to manage apprentices through effective learner-centric tracking of progression against qualifications, frameworks and milestones, as well as managing funding, recruitment and statistical reporting.

Sunesis uses unique access controls giving real time, secure views of a learner's progress to all key operators, i.e. managers, trainers, assessors, verifiers, employers and the apprentices themselves, providing appropriate levels of visability to all of the critical phases of each apprenticeses progress.

Perspective has also recently joined the Systems Interoperability Framework (SIF) Association, a non-profit membership organisation that makes it possible for systems to communicate and share data, without any additional programming - meaning that the integration of any of Perspective's solutions is a quick and simple process.

The system enables new and existing clients, with one or more independent management systems, to input data into one with it then automatically transferred to the other. This therefore, with the systems effectively able to talk to each other, will avoid the time consuming process of duplicating data entry.

For more information about Perspective, please visit perspective-uk.com or call 0121 506 9540

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