FW Solutions deliver ESFA contracts with YETI

CogniSoft is delighted to announce FW Solutions has joined us in using YETI to deliver ESFA contracts including apprenticeships and adult skills programmes.

FW Solutions is an independent apprenticeship training provider based in Harrogate. They deliver programmes throughout Yorkshire and the North East across a wide range of sectors including Childcare, Hospitality, Business Administration and Management.

They will use YETI to administer all Apprenticeship programmes, both Levy and non-levy contracts, Advanced Learner Loan programmes and employer-funded courses.

YETI has ILR rules built in to the system, allowing data validation at the point of entry and pre-configured reports tailored exactly to the ESFA requirements. Rebecca Warden, Business Development Manager at FW Solutions commented, “It took time to update our bespoke system each time there was an ILR or contract change and this was proving costly.”

Rebecca continued, “As a sub-contractor, we have had little control over financial reports and lack the robust planning tools we need as a growing provider.  As we have grown significantly over the last five years, we needed a system that has excellent CRM capabilities, reporting and updates that reflect those is this fast-paced sector.  YETI has these abilities and is cloud-based, suiting our flexible working methods.”

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Community Training Portal join YETI client list

CogniSoft is proud to announce that Community Training Portal has begun using YETI to deliver ESFA and ESF workplace programmes to support employers and learners in employment.

Community Training Portal are a nationally recognised provider of flexible learning courses to adult learners.  Their fully funded programmes support adults in the labour market to raise their skill level in essential areas and increase motivation and confidence in the workplace.

YETI has been deployed to support CTP’s delivery of Adult Education Budget (AEB) and Advanced Learner Loans (ALL) contracts.  YETI is a sector specialist learner management system developed to support learning providers with tools built in to the system, such as session attendance and employer portals.

Standard forms and funding rules are built in to the database to provide data validation at the point of entry, streamlining data management and reducing the risk of FIS errors.

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YETI helps Interserve Learning and Employment

This week saw the launch of CogniSoft YETI within Interserve Learning and Employment’s skills-related business.  The new system will manage claims for all programmes including those funded by the European Social Investment Fund (ESIF), Apprenticeships, Adult Education Budget and Traineeships.

Interserve is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of the government’s Work Programme and one of the leading providers of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), helping up to 14,000 apprentices each year.  YETI was selected to support Interserve’s programmes and provide alignment between its diverse employment and skills provision. This is being achieved by using a shared application for all business types, all contracts and across all regions to enable a single, joined up and consistent journey for each customer.

Wayne Lord, Corporate Services Director at Interserve commented, ‘This paves the way for many of the planned innovations which we’re driving through our major change programmes in 2017 to enhance our service offer and ultimately our customer experience.  The new system provides a host of benefits over our previous approach, such as workflow and dashboard technology to drive real-time management of tasks, through the user-friendly web based interface.’

YETI seamlessly integrates with a number of Interserve’s existing applications through modern and secure integration technology and provides online facilities to remove or reduce paperwork, filing, postage, printing and travel costs, also contributing to the company’s sustainability agenda. The centralised reporting of all contract data provides full visibility of the end-to-end customer journey to help feed the business intelligence process.

CogniSoft’s Operations Director Emma Cook remarked, ‘We would like to congratulate everyone at Interserve and CogniSoft who has worked on this migration and deployment.  Interserve has been using YETI extensively for Employability programmes so it’s fantastic to now see them using our services for its Skills delivery as well.’

Interserve is using a wide range of YETI modules, including electronic signature capture and the new Apprenticeship Portal.

CogniSoft announces YETI integration with Ecordia e-portfolio

The YETI learner management system has been enhanced this month by an integration with Ecordia, a leading e-portfolio solution with over 10 years’ experience in supporting training and assessment centres and their learners.

CogniSoft worked closely with Ecordia to provide an integration for YETI / Ecordia customers seeking an efficient mechanism for the upload of learner records and coursework.

The Ecordia integration complements YETI’s existing integrations with OneFile and Smart Assessor, providing a range of options for customers seeking to benefit from e-portfolio and MIS integration.

CogniSoft Sales Manager Chris Harrison commented, ‘The team at Ecordia are extremely dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers and have worked hard to bring about the YETI integration to offer customers the additional benefits brought about by integrating two market leading systems.’

Founded in 2004, Ecordia has become one of the leading providers of e-portfolio, e-assessment and managed solutions for training centres, FE colleges and work-based learning providers in the UK and overseas. The Open University use Ecordia exclusively for their vocational assessment centre.

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