Market Place

Throughout the Conference our Market Place will be open for delegates to visit, with stalls run by a range of organisations which support the work of Student Services

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CPOMS  - our main conference sponsor

CPOMS is the market leading software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare concerns. Using CPOMS, schools can ensure that students are safe and fully supported, whilst safeguarding leads and school staff can focus on teaching and providing support, instead of administration.

Initially brought to market in its’ infancy in 2011, CPOMS has since evolved into a 4th generation all-encompassing safeguarding solution. It is driven by a team of specialists with extensive experience in the Education Sector and feedback from our longstanding and loyal customer base.

We passionately believe and have seen in action how CPOMS has revolutionised recording processes within a wide range of settings from Nurseries and Schools to Diocese, Sports Clubs, Independent Schools and FE Colleges.

CPOMS has revolutionized safeguarding in schools. We’re always receptive to input from our customers and following extensive feedback, we’re delighted to announce the launch of CPOMS StaffSafe. Within CPOMS StaffSafe you can upload, keep, record and govern all information regarding adults working within your setting. From managing your SCR to creating a chronology of information for individuals, CPOMS StaffSafe is easy to use, easy to access and easy to manage.

Culture Shift - our Gala Dinner Sponsor

Culture Shift are an award winning organisation using technology to make the world of study safer and happier.  Trusted by over 70 of the UK’s Higher and Further Education providers, Culture Shift’s online reporting platform gives a voice to over 1.5million people to speak up about unacceptable behaviours and unsafe cultures.

They help to close the knowledge gap between what your staff are able to see and what is really impacting learner safety by empowering learners to come to you.  Through their reporting platform, case management system and consultation Culture Shift enables you to prevent and address unacceptable behaviour before you have a culture issue.

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust

Our social purpose is to inform, educate, safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms

The Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme was launched in 2020 and is the largest programme of it’s kind. Through a partnership between YGAM and GamCare, the programme aims to deliver education, training and support to young people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as collaborating with other organisations across Scotland.

Free CPD training and resources mapped to the PSHE curriculum. The programme is City & Guilds Assured, and delegates receive formal certification on completion of the training.


Grofar is the market leader in providing software platforms to colleges who need a digital solution for their staff and students. Grofar supports colleges in the following three areas

CRM – a fully customized CRM for colleges that provides a single source of employer information, applicant management and opportunity pipeline forecasts along with much more

WEX Platform - Accurate and up-to-date placement tracking through an intuitive portal which both students and staff access. Students can enter their hours, experiences and images on their mobile phones or any connected device. Staff can see placement status and easily access data for control and reporting purposes

Careers Platform - Leading platform for careers guidance, skills development, and Gatsby Benchmark tracking which allows both students and staff to log and report on activity, follow careers programmes and access careers resources.  


Navigate is the Most Comprehensive Work Placement, Enrichment, & Employer Engagement Platform.

Navigate is trusted by over 50 colleges across the country to assess, manage and evidence all work and industry placement, enrichment and employer engagement activity. The platform provides an engaging, easy-to-use learner site and a powerful, intuitive administration platform for staff.


Purlos is a cutting edge EdTech startup that helps Further Education Colleges and Universities increase revenue whilst decreasing student dropout during the admissions process.

Our human-supported digital assistant connects to students through WhatsApp rather than emails and phone to offer a more personalised and relevant experience. Furthermore, we use AI to highlight the most at-risk applicants so that you can improve conversion, retention and overall student experience.

Safeguarding Company

The Safeguarding Company provides the only total safeguarding approach available today and are trusted by colleges across the UK to help them protect the children and young people in their care. 

Our safeguarding solutions prevent, reduce and eliminate abuse, harm, and neglect and give leadership teams the data to spot patterns, enable early intervention, track trends, inform decisions and identify risks.  

 MYCONCERN – Award-winning safeguarding software for recording and case management  

SENTRY – For Safer Recruitment, SCR and pre-employment checks  

CONFIDE – Manage low-level concerns and allegations against staff 

CLARITY – Multi-establishment safeguarding and data analysis 

MENTOR – For training and updates on safeguarding policies  

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Our work:

SUPPORT: We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141.

EQUIP: We engage communities and volunteers in suicide prevention projects and deliver training programmes to individuals and groups. This includes equipping local councils, healthcare professionals and school staff with suicide prevention skills.

INFLUENCE: We aim to shape national social policy and make a significant contribution to the local and regional implementation of national suicide prevention strategies wherever we can. Our campaigning comes from our passion as individuals, parents, families and communities who have been touched personally by young suicide. We press for change in many places using hard-hitting and dynamic campaigns as well as presenting evidence to those in power so that lessons can be learned and learning implemented to help save young lives. 

Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance

The Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance brings together practitioners, researchers, policymakers and funders to build a stronger evidence-base, better policy, and enhanced support for the education and progression of young people from Armed Forces families (‘Service children’).

As a group, young people from Armed Forces families perform well at GCSE but are under-represented in higher education, although considerable variation exists within the group. Service families may move frequently, with little agency and at short notice. Frequent separation, anxiety during deployment and the stress of transition out of the military may also have diverse and unique impacts on young people as they approach post-16 education and training. 

IPS Ltd Thinks Outside the Box!

IPS Ltd is passionate about creating solutions that automate and integrate, giving the Further Education Sector state-of-the-art software, assisting in supporting learners through their journey.

We extract data from Colleges MIS systems, pushing it into ours, and ID Cards are used to then control our systems which inturn enhances safeguarding and prevent policies.

We have a suite of systems available, from Access Control, Cashless Catering (including bursary automation), Self-Registration Software, a Multipurpose Payment Platform and much more.

Join us at our exhibition stand, we will be delighted to meet you.

Emsi Burning Glass

Emsi Burning Glass is the world’s leading authority on job skills, workforce talent ,and labour market dynamics. Organisations across the globe use our market research, analytical software, and data expertise to better understand their own workforce and identify skilled and diverse talent for future growth. Our work in the FE sector includes helping colleges and training providers promote their courses to local people by showcasing the link between those courses and careers, as well as guiding students towards in-demand employment in their area by giving them detailed local insight on local jobs. 


Mental Health Learning

Mental Health Learning is an advice and training provider regarding mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention. We enable school staff to feel confident and prepared when speaking with and supporting pupils who self harm, and/or have thoughts of suicide.

Unlike organisations who offer one-off solutions, our offer is not a short term ‘fix’. We help school staff who want to have the right tools to spot signs of distress amongst their students, know that it’s ok to ask about suicide, and feel equipped to support them.

We do this by working one-to-one with your school to create a customised programme of workshops and training, as well as providing advice and information along the way. Our training courses are accredited, and evidence based, some having been delivered on an international scale for 40+ years.

Career Development Institute

The Career Development Institute (CDI) is the UK’s professional body for all aspects of career development, supporting our members to work to the highest standards and championing the profession. We set standards for professional practice, including the CDI Code of Ethics, which are recognised by government and we manage the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. We award the Qualification in Career Development and deliver training through the CDI Academy  for those looking to enter the sector and progress in the profession. We provide resources, training events and networking for our members to enable them to continually develop.  

TechAbility and Transform

TechAbility and Transform provide training and consultancy services to staff supporting learners with SEND in Further Education.

TechAbility deliver a range of courses to enable learners to benefit from technology adaptations and assistive technology solutions. This includes using built-in accessiblity on devices learners already use as well as specialist software and hardware. TechAbility’s consultancy service supports colleges with their assistive technology strategy.

Transform is a specialist CPD service for professionals concerned with the education and training of students with SEND. Courses include: Implementing RARPA effectively, Introduction to Job Coaching and Monitoring the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and support for learners with SEND. Transform consultancy offers a bespoke service to support your provision.


Leaders Unlocked

Leaders Unlocked enables young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice and elsewhere, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.

Our projects provide young people with the space, support and tools they need to lead. They are youth-led from end-to-end – allowing young people to define their own priorities, produce the their own research, develop recommendations and co-produce solutions.

In education, our projects take a student-led approach to priority issues for the sector including: racial justice, consent and sexual violence and the violence which affects young people.

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