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Vocational qualification system goes digital

A ground-breaking “paperless” vocational qualification system, which could eliminate traditional paperwork qualifications, system has been launched.

Go Vocational Solutions launched GO Portfolio – which uses an electronic database, as opposed to the current paper based system – at this year’s Association of Learning Provider’s Annual Conference.

Tony Perks, chief executive of GO Vocational Solutions, said: “A significant amount of time and money has been invested to develop an innovative application that will give learning providers across all sectors, a cost effective, efficient and unrivalled solution to assessment management.”

In the past, vocational qualifications have been extremely labour intensive, with paper used to complete manual records, at a lengthy and costly process.

The software, which has been dubbed the “route to a paperless portfolio”, was launched in order “to transform the process of vocational qualifications”, has drawn praise from various work-based training companies.

Michelle Hyatt, head of work-based learning operations at Lifetime, said: “We have not looked back since using GO Portfolio. With the help of this extremely easy to use but powerful software, we have refined our business processes, operations and management.

“Our tutors regularly report of its ease of use and the benefits of using technology in their role. Learners are also benefiting from this unique software as they are able to track their progress 24/7.”

GO Portfolio was launched at this year’s Association of Learning Provider’s Annual Conference: The Forum for Employment and Skills.

Mark Astley

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