Advanced adds Pellcomp to edtech portfolio

Advanced has bolstered its learning solutions offering with the acquisition of Pellcomp, provider of the PICS learning management system.

Pellcomp’s PICS platform aids the end-to-end onboarding, employer engagement, administration, delivery and management of ESFA funded and commercially delivered learning programs. It also provides case management for Department of Work and Pensions employability contracts.

Following the recent acquisitions of digital learning provider, Smart Apprentices, and functional skills provider, bksb, this latest deal will see Advanced further extend its breadth of solutions in the education sector, supporting the rapid acceleration of digital learning that prioritizes the learner experience.

According to market predictions, the UK edtech market reached £3.4bn in 2021 and the expected growth rate over the next two years is predicted to be 29 percent.

Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced, said: “Skills and training providers are seeking out technology solutions to gain greater control and transparency of their learners’ progress and attainment as well as looking for tighter budgetary, funding and compliance management. This acquisition will enable Advanced Education to offer a full 360 degree learning and skills platform giving employers, colleges and private training providers an intuitive learning and skills management solution.”

Martin Robson, managing director at Pellcomp, added: “We see a huge opportunity for edtech in supporting and improving learner attainment for employers, colleges and private training providers.  Working with Advanced will enable us to grow and enhance our already leading LMS platform by integrating it with Advanced’s existing solutions driving efficiency and quality for training providers, employers and colleges alike.”