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Matthew Kelleher joins Cognassist as Chief Revenue Officer

New senior leadership appointment to drive transformation in the #apprenticeship sector Cognassist, the leading provider of data-driven assessment and learning support solutions transforming services in the apprenticeship sector, is pleased to announce that Matthew Kelleher has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer.

Reasonable adjustments: positive conversations show that awareness and support for learners with various needs is growing

Scrolling through FE News, you may have come across our adverts for The Reasonable Adjustments Series and I wanted to share some of the conversations I’ve been hosting with our brilliant industry experts.

Over a quarter of apprentices in the UK struggle with an unidentified learning difficulty, yet little is done to identify or support them. Why, asks Chris Quickfall?

Imagine driving a car that you couldn’t adjust for comfort or safety. The seating, the steering, the mirrors, the air con were fixed. No adjustment is possible for height or shape or gender. No deviation from a one-size-fits-all model is allowed.

Adults can't get better qualifications if we don't remove the barriers to education

It’s brilliant to hear Alex Stevenson (@LWalexs) from @LearnWorkUK talking about the importance of adult education, especially for essential skills like English and maths.

Neurodiversity: How to Facilitate Learner Progress through Evidence-Based Support

My introduction to neurodiversity was when I was diagnosed with dyslexia at university. The term “neurodiversity” is used to describe the cognitive diversity of the human brain. It acknowledges the fact that we all think differently. The human brain is really complicated, it is the most complex structure in the known universe. There are about one quadrillion synapses in the brain. This structure of synaptic connections is so specific to each person that no human who has existed, or will ever exist, will have that same structure.

How Will You Do Things Differently? Inspiring Adult Learners to Re-enter Education

I wanted to write a letter directly to adult learners because I believe all companies must put their focus on inclusivity and how to welcome people back to education. An “apprenticeship guarantee” for young people is a fantastic thing. We should absolutely be providing every opportunity we can to younger learners and new graduates to prevent scarring their future prospects. However, with 80% of the 2030 workforce already working today, reskilling our existing workforce will be essential to our recovery moving forward.

Cognassist wins the Global EdTech Startup Awards UK semi-final

@CognAssist -  the UK's leading cognitive assessment #EdTech platform, has been named winner of the UK semi-finals for the Global EdTech Startup Awards 2020 @gesawards (GESAwards) and is now through to the global finals. Led by a group of leading education innovation organisations from across the world, the GESAwards identifies, showcases and recognises the world’s most promising EdTech startups of the year. The awards are judged by an influential and respected panel of industry experts and set the standard for EdTech companies around the globe.

New study reveals alarming numbers of apprentices with hidden learning difficulties

Training providers and end-point assessment organisations failing to claim over £22 million in learning support funds to help apprentices 15% of apprentices are dropping out of courses because of lack of support Big regional and sector disparities, with apprentices in construction most overlooked One in three apprentices have learning difficulties or disabilities (LDD) and only a fraction have been diagnosed, according to one of the biggest ever studies of apprentices across the UK.

Removing barriers to adult education: supporting the recovery of our workforce and increasing personal development

“Education is seen as the key to boosting social mobility, but there are still persistent attainment gaps between those from disadvantaged and better-off backgrounds at all stages of schooling.” (Social Mobility Commission, 2020).  

Cognassist and Bud collaborate for greater efficiency and security for customers.

@CognAssist are proud to announce the launch of their new integration with @wearebud This is the first integration that we have implemented with a learner management system and it will greatly improve the efficiency and security around the exchange of learner data between Bud’s customers and Cognassist.

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