Should employers choose a training provider that uses an eportfolio?
Vocational training and eportfolios: a match made in heaven.
Like fish and chips or shampoo and conditioner, you can't really do one without the other – well, at least if you want your learners to succeed.
Choosing a training provider that uses an eportfolio is step one on the road to success. With an eportfolio, you'll have full access to your learners' portfolios, progress charts and reports, so you can take an active role and manage their training effectively.
But that's not the only benefit. How'd you like to hear another 5?
Here's our top 5 reasons you should choose a tech-savvy training provider:
You'll be working closely with your chosen training provider, so maintaining effective communication is key. Without an eportfolio, you'll have to hope they reply to emails or catch them on their mobile, which can be longwinded and really frustrating. But with an eportfolio, you can send instant messages and get a reply in seconds.
2. Track training standards
With an eportfolio, employers are always in the know. You can use real-time reports to monitor learner activity, progress and achievements. You can also assess the quality of training and support offered by the tutor, and offer extra support online when needed.
With an eportfolio, all information is completely transparent across the platform. This means you can access your learner's portfolio at any time to leave comments and feedback. You can also see feedback left by the training provider to gauge how your learner is getting on before they take their assessment.
4. Lower costs
Time is money – but eportfolios save time and money, so they're a win-win. With an eportfolio, you won't have to worry about paper, printing or storage costs – all work is completed and stored online.
Whether you're completing an apprenticeship or a first aid course, vocational training is always very varied. Learners need to prove a wide range of skills, so using an eportfolio will help them collect a variety of evidence types – like photos, videos and audio recordings. If the eportfolio has an offline app, learners can collect evidence in remote places using their smartphone – it's quick, flexible and convenient.
So there you have it: 5 big fat reasons to choose a training provider that uses an eportfolio.
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