The Next Generation Laser

The Next Generation Laser e-portfolio has been designed for learners of all ages and abilities, and we’ve given careful consideration to the fact that everyone learns differently and some people have additional needs or require additional support.

First and foremost, the Laser is designed to be user friendly, intuitive, and simple. You can expect:

  • Large, clear icons
  • Your establishment logo on your Laser so learners and staff know they are in the right place
  • Easy navigation from home page to all other parts of the Laser
  • Obvious percentage increase when work is completed to encourage learners
  • RAG (red, amber, green) coding system so learners and trainers know whether they are on track
  • Easy upload of work with emphasis on holistic uploading and assessment
  • Communication through Laser Mail and track all communication via the Laser for audit purposes
Book Your Demo

Learn more about the Next Generation Laser e-portfolio and virtual learning environment (VLE), in this video presented by BBC The One Show’s Kevin Duala. Alternatively, we can arrange a one-to-one session with you and answer any questions at a time that suits you.

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    Cost Overview
    • Is it cost effective?

      Very. Moving to online learning and assessment will save you resources, time, and money.

    • How much does a paper portfolio cost?

      A paper portfolio will include the cost of (for each learner):


    • How much does the Laser cost?

      The Laser itself is FREE, however, there is a minimum initial purchase order of £1,200 worth of licences, which you can allocate for your learners. There are: 

      NO set-up fees
      NO monthly fees
      FREE initial training sessions and ongoing support for your staff

      Click here to find out more about licenses and costs.

    E-Portfolio Benefits
    • End paper-based portfolios

      No more carrying around paper portfolios or misplacing paperwork. All start-up paperwork and coursework can be stored on the Laser and accessed at any time. Each portfolio can be downloaded for the learner to keep once they have completed their course.

    • Fewer visits

      The theory that online learning and assessment means more visits is false. Blended learning means assessors have more contact time with their learners via the Laser, phone and video call. Visits are still necessary, and we can’t stop learners from neglecting to attend visits, but it means the learner doesn’t have to fall behind as they still have access to their learning, even if they miss a visit from their assessor. Assessors can talk to learners via the Laser and set work easily and instantly, meaning the cost of assessment is cheaper.

    • Auditing

      In line with funding provider rules, a learner’s Laser remains accessible for 10 years after they complete their course, meaning you can access all their paperwork, coursework, assessment and IQA information at the click of a button, saving time and human resources when it comes to auditing.

    • Reporting

      The Laser allows you to track each learner’s progress and collates reports at the click of a button, saving time and human resources.

    • Fully Compatible

      The Laser e-Portfolio is fully compatible with core qualifications and apprenticeships, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you switch over.

    • EQA visits

      EQAs don’t need to come to you to conduct a routine audit, as you can supply a secure login to your Laser which gives them access to the learner portfolios they want to audit.

    • FREE training

      Our customer service team will deliver an initial training session for all staff users for free, and are available by phone, email and video call.

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