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Improving your apprenticeship delivery with an eportfolio

As we move forward to the last quarter of 2020, it’s hard to imagine life as a #trainingprovider or #college without using an #eportfolio. The ability to remotely teach and assess, record sessions, track #apprentices progress and more wouldn’t be possible without an online platform.

@SmartAssessor are proud to work with almost 200 training providers and colleges across the UK to support their strategic delivery of apprenticeships. We work with Outstanding providers such as Newcastle and Staffordshire Colleges Group, large employers such as a TUI and Busy Bees and continue to grow our client base year on year. 

Learner Engagement

Let’s start with learners, especially during the pandemic, where face-to-face check-ins have been forced to become non-existent, ensuring your learners are engaged hits the top 3 challenges for most organisations. Whilst remote delivery has become the norm for now, and perhaps the foreseeable future, giving learners a simple to use system is a priority to prevent disengagement.

Smart Assessor’s dashboard looks the same whether you are an assessor, learner or employer, making it easy to assist learners in understanding a system should they need help. The progress bars are visible, and colour coded as soon as you log in, providing complete clarity for all as to what point in their apprenticeship the learner is currently sat.


Nothing puts off users engaging with a system more than poor functionality, software should enhance a user experience, not hinder it. A streamlined process across technology platforms providers a positive experience for the user, with single sign-on logins and easy to access resources and information.

Smart Assessor integrates with several MIS systems to transfer learner data from a single import method. Combine this with our Smart VLE for initial diagnostics and assessments to discover your learners Functional Skills learning level, the learning style best suited to them, available directly from your Smart Assessor dashboard.

Value for Money

Return on investment is what all businesses are looking for when they move forward with a purchase. 

Smart Assessor’s business development team work with organisations to ensure return on investment is high. Our User Engagement Academy is designed for users to network and learn how to use the entire system to it’s best; no feature is left un-utilised.

Employer Engagement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently revealed a big push for businesses to hire apprentices in the form of a cash incentive, which means now is the best time to boost your organisation’s employer engagement. Employers should be interested in how their learner is progressing and be involved in meetings with you – the training provider, to understand how they can assist in the delivery.

Smart Assessor allows employers to have their own login to track their apprentice from enrolment through to end point assessment. They can monitor learners progress, sign off evidence or meet remotely though Smart Rooms if needed. Assessors can also use Smart Rooms to meet with the employer for a professional discussion or share with them relevant information or resources.

Training and Support

There’s nothing worse than implementing a new software and then having little to no understanding of how to use it best or how to get your colleagues on board. Finding champions who are quick to pick up new systems and can share their knowledge with others is a great way to encourage engagement. With any system, there are going to be hiccups along the way, which is why knowing support is there when you need it provides the reassurance, you’re in safe hands.

New customers to the Smart Assessor eportfolio have access to training days hosted by their Account Manager, normally on-site, however, this can also be done remotely, via Smart Room. We have a complete onboarding process to ensure you are supported from purchase through to go live. Once live, customers have ongoing access to our support portal where our support team will answer tickets raised and upload user guides.

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