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Assessment Methodology Multiple assessment methodology including computer marked Alternative Response, Matching, Multiple Response and Short Answer. The ideal combination is mapped directly to each course or qualification ensuring every learner is guaranteed to meet all of the required learning outcomes with no gaps or grey areas.
Rigorous Computer Assessment Multi-choice- multi-answer randomised question bank improves the quality of our assessment and leads to robust results that both learners, employers and auditors can have confidence in.
Intelligent Assessments Following completion of an assessment, learners are provided with immediate detailed feedback and are required to only re-attempt any questions answered incorrectly. This approach saves a significant amount of time and effort.
Fast-Track Screening Assessments Diagnostic screening assessments to quickly assess the knowledge and understanding of new employees and let Care Academy automatically drive the required learning and assessment. Learners can save up to 50% of the time typically required to complete induction.
Quality Reviewed All of our assessments are written by subject matter experts and reviewed (where applicable) by National Awarding Organisations including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.
Higher Demand Assessments Skills for Care note that some learning outcomes within the Care Certificate are not easily achieved via traditional multiple choice questions. Care Academy has a range of ‘Higher Demand’ assessments designed to capture more detailed written responses from learners which are available for review and comment. This ensures clients can evidence achievement in line with best practice guidelines.
Bespoke Assessments Create bespoke online assessments that can be used to evaluate traditional classroom training or workbook based delivery. Integrate ‘digital assessment and evaluations’ to provide maximum flexibility with efficient recording and reporting.
Competency Observations Our Observation Toolkit is designed to support managers schedule, conduct and record ‘Competency Observations’ where required ie Care Certificate.
PIN Protected Assessments PIN Protected assessments allow clients the option to control time and location access to assessments, providing the ultimate compliance process and ensure you can confidently meet the requirements of any audit or inspection.
Administrator Dashboard Comprehensive manager dashboard providing real-time 24/7 data– track and report on many variables including enrolments, progress, assessments, sign-offs and completions. Allows you to quickly understand whether an individual, service, branch, division, region or business is compliant or at risk.
Full User Control Full user control, add/delete users, courses, policy documents and extra resources. Quickly respond to business needs or contract opportunities, no waiting for classroom courses to become available.
Employment Status Update employment status to ensure training and reporting are always accurate.
Training Matrix Automatically link ‘business roles’ with pre-defined training plans. Ensure consistent delivery across your organisation. And let Care Academy take the strain of delivering training when required.
Customise Training Delivery Use pre-assessments to assess knowledge and automatically configure bespoke ILP for each learner.
Auto Re-assign Training Care Academy can be configured to automatically re-assign training in line with organisational policies, ensuring compliance is never compromised.
Configure Training Completion Dates Configure ‘target’ completion dates for course’s and automatically manage learner Individual Learning Plans.
Email Alerts Auto email alerts sent to learners when new training is assigned or annual refresher training needs to be completed ensuring learners are always fully compliant.
Post-Training Evaluations Our in-built survey system enables you to receive learner feedback covering both online and classroom training. Identify and track the key KPI metrics that are important to your organisation and generate both qualitative and quantitative feedback.
User Interface Our learner interface has been designed to provide maximum ‘personalisation’ allowing the user to set the text, colours, audio and images. This ensures you are compliant with Disability Discrimination Act legislation (DDA).
Online Helpdesk We offer a fully supported online Helpdesk which provides technical support during business hours. This frees up your personnel so they don’t have to deal with day to day queries and keeps learners moving forward.
Interactive User Guide All learners have full access to our comprehensive online user guide designed to provide advice and guidance to many FAQ’s.
Communication Tracking Full communication tracking between user, support staff and assessors – quickly understand any issues and resolve without delay.
Tracking and Reporting
Real-Time Reports Access over 60 standardised real-time reports designed to help you identify and track the metrics most important to your organisation. Gain a real insight into business critical data and get the reports you need to help inform and guide strategic decision making.
Dedicated CQC reports Compliance is at the heart of Care Academy and our dedicated CQC reports will not only improve compliance, but will also enable you to evidence a commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement which is a key line of enquiry.
Contract Control System administrators can easily monitor your credit usage and allocation across the whole organisation. Auto-alert emails are automatically triggered at key milestones to ensure budgets are maximised and any unused training credits are automatically re-cycled into future contracts.
Comprehensive Tracking Report every user interaction including by date, time, IP address and browser to provide a comprehensive understanding of learner access.
Completion Times Report on individual and average completion times to help guide organisation policy on time allocations.
Individual Compliance Report View individual compliance reports for individual learners against key training such as Care Certificate. Easily assign further training where gaps identified.
Data Capture Capture the data you require and monitor and report on metrics important to your organisation.
Evidence Compliance Policy-Safe is particularly useful where evidence of regulatory or legislative compliance is required for either HR or training functions. It is designed to provide non-contentious evidence to support claims of non-compliance.
Classroom Course Integration
Classroom course management Manage classroom courses alongside online learning to create a fully integrated approach to scheduling, tracking and reporting training.
Classroom course training matrix Configure Care Academy to display available classroom courses and enable managers to nominate learners for enrolment. Geolocation parameters ensure only suitable (local) venues are available options.
Embed ‘third-party’ training into training matrix Care Academy enables clients to track and record face-to-face training provided via in-house or third-party training providers ensuring a single point of reference for every individual learner.
Embed e-learning into classroom course Care Academy automatically selects learners who have completed pre-requisite learning for enrolment onto classroom course.
Record classroom training Classroom course integration allows clients to schedule and record classroom based training within the learner digital ILP. This ensures all reports are centralised and available 24/7 with no requirement to archive paper based reports or complex excel spreadsheets.
Record attendance at classroom training Use Classroom course manager to mark attendance at important practical training sessions. Keep reports in a single digital ILP.
Record learner ‘no-shows’ Care Academy can record learners who fail to attend and make them available for re-selection. This ensures high levels of compliance is maintained.
Ensure compliance Policy-Safe is our policy management solution which ensures all key policy documents are uploaded, distributed, accepted and recorded to deliver a comprehensive compliance solution.
Link policy documents to training Link key policy documents directly to training and ensure they are read and accepted as part of the programme completion.
Evidence compliance Policy-Safe is particularly useful where evidence of regulatory or legislative compliance is required for either HR or training functions. It is designed to provide non-contentious evidence to support claims of non-compliance.
Flexible We offer access to a wide range of licence models some of which include offer either part or fully funded licence models.
Unused licences Unused licence credits are automatically returned to client allocation for re-use.
Access to Funding
Funding We are adept at accessing additional ESF and SFA funding on behalf of our clients. Over the past 2 years we have secured additional funding for our clients in excess of £250,000. Working closely as a true ‘Partner’ with our clients, many have recouped most of their investment in Care Academy. We continue to develop this ‘consultancy’ side of the business to offer real value-added benefits.
WDF funding management Our Workforce Development Funding (WDF) forms management feature will automatically generate pre-populated WDF forms ensuring you claim the full amount of funding available. Many of our clients have secured several thousand pounds of funding revenue using this feature, which effectively covers the cost of the system - that’s pretty price competitive!
RQF qualifications We offer access to a range of awards, certificates and diplomas using our unique qualification delivery technology. Unit learning and assessment is fully mapped against learning outcomes and designed to reduce duplication of effort and allowing for Accredited Prior Learning (APL). The cost of accessing these qualifications is designed to be extremely competitive against traditional classroom based delivery.
Online enrolment Once registered, learners can start their qualification at a time convenient to them and not have to schedule meetings with assessors and then wait for classroom courses to become available. Employers can take back control of their employee learning and development strategy.
Fully Supported IT
SAAS Solution Access to Care Academy is offered as a fully hosted solution, meaning clients can sign-up and start taking advantage of the system features and benefits without any additional IT investment.
Integration with existing HR/Training systems Integrate Care Academy with existing HR/Training systems to automatically streamline the recruitment, training and development of all employees.
Security Care Academy UK based servers include integrated hardware firewalls and anti-virus protection. All components are actively monitored and the latest security patches are applied as soon as they become available. User access is via encrypted 2018 bit industry standard SSL certificates. Users can be assured that sensitive information is encrypted and remains private.
General Data Protection Regulation Care Academy offers access to dedicated GDPR management reports designed to ensure organisations can continuously review, monitor and process personal data in line with GDPR requirements. We also offer learners access to our online Privacy Centre where they can access a range of tools covering consent and privacy settings.