CognAssist is pleased to announce that Intequal (formerly The IT Skills Management Company) has selected CognAssist as part of its strategy to identify and support apprentices with additional learning needs.

The adoption of CognAssist will support Intequal’s learners with a unique blend of assessment for hidden learning needs and the provision of online learning resources. This will add to Intequal’s ongoing drive for quality improvements in IT apprenticeships across England.

Intequal’s Rod Harris, Head of Operations said that Intequal was pleased to add to its comprehensive support to learners with neurodiverse needs and that it will not only benefit the learners but the organisations they work for too:

‘CognAssist will directly benefit our learners with a simple online assessment of those with hidden learning needs. It then supports them further with a range of engaging learning support resources. We deliver our apprenticeships through blended learning so were attracted to the support this ‘CognAssist service offers our learners.’ 

Chris Quickfall, CEO of CognAssist commented, ‘We are delighted that Intequal has chosen CognAssist. They join over 60 other customers as CognAssist users, delivering support to over 20,000 learners with additional learning needs. We look forward to working with them, to support their continued success.’

Intequal is a Microsoft Learning Partner (Silver) which has been delivering apprenticeships since Oct 2013 and the new apprenticeship standards since March 2016. Their IT apprenticeships include Infrastructure Technician (with Azure and other specialisms offered), Network Engineer, Software Developer, Digital Marketing, Technical Sales and the new Software Tester. All apprenticeships are delivered through interactive instructor-led online learning session with a fully qualified trainer, workplace visits and 1-to-1 reviews via Skype for Business. Intequal is an active Microsoft Learning Partner.

About CognAssistA unique education solutions business focused on helping neurodiverse apprentices and their education providers succeed. We create opportunities for learners by assessing their additional learning needs and providing them with easy-to-access learning materials to support them in their off-the-job training.

We create opportunities for apprenticeship and work-based learning providers by enabling them to identify, support and fund learners with additional learning needs. Our unique combination of analysis and expertise delivered through innovative technology is designed to help providers and their learners achieve more. To date, over 50 training providers have trusted us to profile and support over 20,000 learners. Together, we help them both succeed.

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