Managed Services

Managed Services

In addition to the functionality available in our on-line system Apprenticeship Pro, Pearl Assess can provide a range of managed services to support your apprenticeship business. We have experts available to provide support to your management team for Quality Assurance, Funding and Management Information, English and Maths Delivery and Curriculum and Content Development. Among the services on offer, our specialists can provide mock audits in preparation for an Ofsted visit, advice on ILR violations or set up your own VLE and assessment system for your learners. If you are struggling with the curriculum and content for a new standard we can help you with the development of resources and give you advice on business viability for the introduction of new products.

Quality Assurance

PEARL Assess are able to provide expert support to your management team to support with the development and delivery of your organisation’s Quality Assurance procedures, including:

  • Creation of policies and procedures.
  • Development of Quality Improvement Strategy and Planning (self-assessment report etc).
  • Audit preparation: action plans and simulated inspection.
  • Ofsted inspection preparation: action plans and simulated inspection.
  • Development of ‘stretch and challenge’ strategies and resources.
  • Target-setting and tracking to demonstrate learner progression.
  • Development of KPIs for all staff.
  • Apprenticeship viability study through a quality process (case-loading etc).
  • Internal IQA systems development.
  • Simulated EQA process and production of action plan.
  • Simulated EPA process for learners.
  • Independent lesson audit.

    Price on Application

Funding and Management Information:

Pearl Assess can provide your organisation with a fully outsourced and managed Funding and MI Function, to include:

  • Monthly submission of ILR returns including support with any ‘double lock’ errors and warnings.
  • Weekly processing of your ILR and support with any ILR violations.
  • Help with forecasting of funding using trend analysis from your ILR.
  • Ongoing monitoring of QARs and analysis of performance against minimum standards.
  • Dissemination and advice on Funding Rule Monitoring Reports.

With our fully outsourced solution your organisation will not need to recruit a MIS and Funding Manager, who is typically paid £30k -£40k per annum.*

We charge a fixed fee per learner who is in learning and continuing on your ILR (you do not pay for learners who have achieved, been withdrawn or who may be on a break in learning).

Price:  
0 – 500 learners = £1.50 per learner per month
500-1000 learners = £1.00 per learner per month
1000+ learners = £0.50 per learner per month

*(Source: Indeed March 2018, search: MIS and Funding Manager).

Managed English-Maths Delivery:

PEARL Assess are able to provide expert support to your management team to support with the development and delivery of your organisation’s Quality Assurance procedures, including:

  • Access to experienced English and Maths specialists.
  • If desired our specialists will visit and deliver English and Maths in the workplace for you.
  • Supported by our entire English and Maths system, which includes:
  • Initial Assessments that identify the best level for a learner to start and the specific areas where we can help them to develop their skills.
  • These assessments are easy to use and do not take a long time to complete.
  • Hundreds of short, easy to use, learning resources: e-learning tutorials, quizzes, activities and fact sheets.
  • Our e-learning tutorials include a wide variety of interactions, challenges and media to maintain interest.
  • App Pro automatically and dynamically creates these learning resources to create structured English and Maths courses tailored to each learner’s specific requirements.
  • If a learner needs more support in a particular area, these extensive learning resources means that a tutor can add extra learning support at the click of a button.
  • The courses also include a range of resources specifically designed to help learners prepare for their tests/exams.
  • Regardless of the solution managers and tutors can easily monitor and review a learner’s progress.
  • When a learner is ready to progress – It’s a simple task for a tutor to release the next level of learning to create a seamless progression path.

    Price on Application

Curriculum and Content Development:

Our team of curriculum specialists and instructional designers work together to produce bespoke learning content solutions for our customers. Given an understanding of your requirements there are a number of different ways in which we can help:

  • Creation of bespoke interactive learning content in any format desired including SCORM.
  • Mapping of learning content to the underlying standards.
  • Creation of both formative and summative assessments.
  • Provision of an integrated VLE and assessment system that allows customers to track activity and learner progression in real-time.
  • Give customers ongoing ability and total control to edit and curate their own content and assignments via our rapid authoring tool.
  • Provide access to learner progression and engagement tools so customers can track learner satisfaction and confidence against the underlying components of the standard.
  • Ongoing support and access to our specialists who can share best practice and experience of what is working for other providers.
  • Through our VLE learners can be given access to extra learning content to help them progress and succeed in the workplace.

    Price on Application