Client’s viewpoint

“We selected Aptem after an in-depth market review and see it as a great solution for the modern college. Its clever technology allows us to better manage business development throughout the organisation so our pursuit of apprenticeships, traineeships and study programme work placements is coordinated.

Aptem also manages essential workflows such as recruitment, talent pooling and work placements. We use the employability content and tracking to help us deliver the Bromley Advantage employability study programme.

We have worked closely with the Aptem development team to customise the platform to our specific needs and are pleased to have contributed to the creation of the Aptem apprenticeship tools.

Dave Warnes
Bromley College

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Clients include:

Bromley College

Cardiff and Vale College

Central Bedfordshire College

Central Sussex College

City College Brighton and Hove

Cornwall College

East Surrey College

Hadlow College

Hull College

North Nottinghamshire College

South Essex College

The Manchester College

Technology for study programmes, traineeships, apprenticeships and student services

Aptem can simplify and make more effective a wide range of college programmes.

Using Aptem:

  • You take control of your delivery.
  • You have real time reporting constantly available.
  • There is nothing for you to install or maintain. Everything is delivered online. You simply need an internet connected computer or tablet.


Study Programmes and Traineeships

Study Programmes and Traineeships both need blended employability Planned Learning Hours, evidence of learning, skills assessment, CV creation, work related activities and / or work placements. You must ensure that every student receives a relevant, personalised programme and you need to be able to evidence the quality of your delivery.

Work placements create particular challenges. You may have thousands of placements to arrange each year and this means checking every employer, ensuring proper safeguarding, and then scheduling and verifying each placement. The administrative challenges of this are immense. Watch the video below to see how Aptem can significantly reduce the complexity for you.

How can Aptem help?

  • The contact management module helps you manage and track your relationships with employers and the work experience placements they make available.
  • The recruitment module can be used to place students into relevant placements.
  • The assessment and CV building helps students understand and communicate what they bring to an employer.
  • Aptem employability eLearning can be undertaken online or blended and evidence of learning is captured within the ePortfolio.
  • Goals can be set and tracked and each student’s activities and progression reported on.
  • As required, Aptem can exchange data with your other systems.

Aptem keeps everything in one place so you can plan, deliver, monitor and report – ensuring you deliver outstanding Study Programmes and Traineeships.



Aptem is equally suited to delivering Apprenticeships. Study Programmes and Traineeships can flow directly into Apprenticeships or you can run standalone programmes.

  • Using the end-to-end system functionality you take advantage of the contact management module to promote your services to employers and secure apprenticeships. Without the need for re-keying or transferring data, these vacancies are immediately available for use by our Aptem recruitment module.
  • The applicant tracking module is used to process candidates as you ascertain their suitability.
  • Previous candidates are retained, providing you with a talent pool that can be searched and matched to opportunities as they arise.
  • Successful candidates can complete their ILRs on the platform and the system will error check and validate with full audit trail.
  • Having been enrolled as an apprentice, all the relevant data is ready within the ILP and delivery can commence.
  • You can upload eLearning, create courses and add assessment.
  • You can track delivery, schedule activities and goals and log all learner / assessor interactions.
  • System reporting helps you ensure that targets are being met and using just one system simplifies delivery, reduces required staff training and makes reporting far easier.


One system, lower costs

Whichever programme you use Aptem for, you receive the benefits of end-to-end functionality with the ease of a single system and the consequent cost benefits. The Software as a Service models means we remain responsible for maintenance, ongoing development and support. As a single system you get the benefit of accurate, real time reporting that means you know exactly how your programmes are operating and the revenue you can rely upon.

Call 020 7870 1000 or book a demonstration so you can see how Aptem can help you.