We understand the pressure to succeed in the classroom
The success of our products comes from our own experience in the teaching environment.
We are a dynamic and forward-thinking company, who specialise in developing and supporting computer software for educational institutes, particularly for Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges. We originally started by developing and supporting Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) but we are now best known for our innovative eILP product, eTrackrilp. The software is centred around the learner journey, and provides a central point for the tracking, monitoring, measuring and analysing of student performance. It is web-based giving it the advantage of being accessible from anywhere. eTrackrilp has been featured on the Excellence Gateway and in the Times Educational Supplement.
eConsole is our live and interactive data dashboard, which can either integrate with data from eTrackrilp, or stand alone and integrate with data from other systems.
eNotify is a brand new product and mobile phone application, which will revolutionise the way student absence information is reported and shared with staff.
We listen to our customers, and use their feedback to continually improve and refine our software. We strive to support teachers and managers to improve their learners’ journeys not only through our specialist software, but also through our training, consultancy and ongoing support.
VLE in numbers
combined teaching experience held by the VLE Support team
of colleges using eTrackrilp for more than one year improve or maintain their Ofsted inspection rating
(correct to March 2016)
27 THOUSAND QCF QUALIFICATIONS
can be pre-loaded into eTrackrilp to save time and money on data entry
bksb is the leading product in the UK for delivering and tracking Basic, Key and Functional Skills. bksb provides initial and diagnostic assessment tools in English, maths and IT and deliver a range of e-learning systems to support the development of these functional skills. eTrackrilp integrates with bksb to combine tracking, monitoring and analysing of the performance of students with their progress in English and maths. Read more >
VLE Support are working with Civica, a specialist ICT company to integrate eTrackrilp with their REMS Learner Management system. This collaboration will see student performance data complementing ILR data enabling full learner cycle management. Read more >
Meet the team!
Mark started his career at BAE Systems as a software developer with a degree in Engineering. Since then, Mark has lectured on software development in FE colleges, starting as a sessional lecturer and rising to course director. His time in the classroom gave him the idea of combining his experience of teaching with his knowledge of software development. This resulted in the formation of VLE Support Ltd and the launch of its innovative web-based electronic individual learning plan, eTrackrilp. Mark continues to work on development and forming strategic partnerships with complementary software vendors.
Director of Quality & Development
Tim has extensive experience across the FE Sector at Vice Principal level, with expertise in quality improvement, curriculum innovation, performance management and regeneration. In his role as Director of Quality & Development at VLE Support, Tim provides consultancy services to FE Colleges to support the implementation of eTrackrilp, in order to improve overall performance and success rates.
Tim takes the lead on the process of identifying the priorities for new software developments and facilitating the design and implementation of new functions and services.
Director of Sales, Training & Consultancy
Sarah has worked at management level in a number of FE colleges. Her roles involved learner support and development, and progression coaching. Sarah has experience of teaching courses including IT, Study Skills and Project Management. At VLE, Sarah supports the development and implementation of eTrackrilp. She provides training and consultancy on maximising the use of eTrackrilp both as an end user and also as a management tool. Sarah specialises in embedding it into College quality systems and advises on process mapping to ensure that eTrackrilp is fully integrated throughout the College.
Director of Project Management, Testing & Customer Support
As a telecommunications engineer, Danny was Laboratory Manager of ‘Teleprove’: the British Telecom independent, testing laboratory in London. He went on to gain experience in writing British and European Standards and Regulatory Specifications and represented British Telecom at international standards meetings. Since then, Danny has taught IT at FE Colleges, where he became closely involved with the development, testing and user training of eTrackrilp. Since joining VLE Support, he leads on testing and development of customer interfaces and customer support for eTrackrilp.
How eTrackrilp can save your college money
eTrackrilp improves the efficiency of many college processes, yielding
significant financial savings:
- Reduces financial burden of in-house software development or paper-based systems
- No need to pay for numerous separate software packages, due to the system’s broad capabilities
- No need to pay for outsourced target grade calculations as eTrackrilp does it automatically, by calculating Average Points Scores and Initial Target Grades based on Prior Qualifications
- Enables at-risk students to be easily identified and supported in order to improve student retention
- Enhances college reputation, therefore driving student recruitment and increasing funding
- Reduces demands on staff time by engaging students in the process of providing evidence (e.g of Work Experience) and creating their own Action Plans
- Can be used to communicate information with parents electronically, saving postage costs
- All-inclusive annual price for the software package, encompassing: support, installation, web-based access for all users, reporting, one day of training and one day of consultancy
- Our unique Pre-Loaded Qualifications Database dramatically reduces set-up time compared to other systems