OneFile was the winner of a Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2017. The Queen’s Award is the most prestigious accolade for UK businesses, and recognises OneFile’s outstanding achievement in innovation – the OneFile eportfolio app. The app was the first of its kind to be introduced to the apprenticeship market, and has completely revolutionised how apprenticeships are delivered, monitored and assessed. In a short timeframe, OneFile has overcome reluctance to adopt technology across the sector, and their software is now used by 500,000 people across the globe. Press Release Link: https://www.onefile.co.uk/explore/education/innovation-for-apprenticeships/index.html
LCAS uses OneFile’s cloud-based eportfolio management and assessment software to monitor apprentices across the country.
OneFile is a leading learning and development platform that brings training and assessment together – allowing users to track their entire learning journey from initial enrolment to end-point assessment. OneFile was the first to pioneer online portfolios for apprentices, and in 2012 were the first to launch an offline eportfolio app. Today they’re an 80-strong leader in the educational software sector based in Central Park, Manchester
OneFile’s eportfolio system enables the recording of the apprentices’ work and its’ inspection by employers, trainers, mentors, assessors and trade liaisons as appropriate. The cloud-based monitoring with the assessment process allows for the inspection of many apprentices by one assessor on the same occasion.
The OneFile system enables us to identify lack of apprentices’ progression and we were also able to track any lack of activity and weaker areas. Through our EPortfolio Consultant we are then able to target apprentices quickly with very specific actions and support sessions.
OneFile Link: http://www.onefile.co.uk
OneFile used LCAS as a case study featuring one of the LCAS apprentices, Kirsty Thomson, who completed her Coachmakers’ and Coach Harness Makers’ apprenticeship with a Distinction at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.