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Gateshead College partners with Wranx to deliver Functional Skills training

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Gateshead College, rated by Ofsted as Outstanding in 2015, has partnered with Wranx to collaborate on a new delivery method for Functional Skills training. As a sponsor for Learning Technologies 2018, Wranx will be hosting a seminar with Chris Toon, Deputy Principal – Curriculum & Quality at Gateshead College about how businesses can be more proactive in developing their future workforce.

Wranx is an employee development platform that delivers Spaced Repetition training, a concept which repeats information at given points in time to help embed information in the long term memory. Whilst providing services to multiple commercial businesses worldwide, this collaboration will be the first for Wranx with a leading Further Education organisation. 

Tony Martin, Sales Director at Wranx said "We are delighted to have partnered with Gateshead College, not only because of the high prestige they hold within the further education field but also because of their desire to create new learning methodologies, an area where we have great experience. The first group of Wranx learners will leverage the benefits of Spaced repetition with access to functional skills training, subjects such as Foundation Maths and English, Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding. Simultaneously we have also been rewriting revision modules for GCSE subjects to help young adults improve their knowledge retention". 

Chris Toon, Deputy Principal at Gateshead College said "We continuously look at how we can build on our already outstanding teaching and learning to help students reach their potential. We’ve chosen to partner with Wranx because they have a unique proposition which is ideally suited to our students. It offers elements of gamification, designed to help them remain engaged and a measurement of performance with rewards and recognition features. The mobile app will also appeal to the age range of students at the college so combining those features with Spaced repetition was highly attractive for us.” 

Chris will also be delivering a seminar on behalf of Wranx at the Learning Technologies exhibition in Olympia, London titled; “How can a business be more proactive in developing its future workforce?”. Chris’s talk will explore whether graduate recruitment is efficient and effective, how you can influence new talent and what funding support is available for training the future workforce. You can see the talk at 12:30pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018 in Theatre 8. 

Wranx will be exhibiting on stand P4 at Learning Technologies, which runs from 31st January to 1st February 2018. To book a demo slot in advance please visit: