Online competence assurance from the experts.

About E-qual Competence Assurance

E-qual is an online competence assurance system shaped by a company that understands the compliance process. Developed with industry guidance, it provides a comprehensive tracking, assessment and reporting solution for any sector.


Background.

E-qual is one of the most comprehensive competence assurance management systems available today. It has evolved over the last 10 years informed by extensive client use, thorough research and consultation with industry.

How it started

E-qual Electronic Portfolio was first introduced in 2005 as an e-portfolio application to benefit the delivery of vocational learning and assessment online. It was developed utilising DDL’s thorough knowledge of education and training sectors.

Assessment

E-qual Electronic Portfolio has been effectively used by various awarding bodies, training providers and colleges. It has also been adopted by the manufacturing, construction and oil and gas industries. Our e-portfolio has successfully delivered vocational qualifications, training and competency throughout the UK and abroad.

Competence

As a result of research and consulting various industry professionals, we further developed the system to become the E-qual Competence Assurance solution. We added extensive competence tracking and reporting functionality. This enables businesses to successfully implement their competence assurance processes.

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Background to E-qual Competence Portfolio

About DDL.

Find out more about the company behind E-qual Competency Portfolio.

DDL Ltd logo

DDL were founded in 1999 by educationalists and have a proven track record for creating bespoke e-learning, assessment and compliance software solutions that are designed to be innovative and highly engaging.

We have a diverse range of clients including Wood Group, Google, ECITB, Pearson Education and Croner. We have created various customised software applications, across multiple platforms, to satisfy a range of unique educational requirements.

Our experience extends to the successful delivery of vocational training and assessment around the world, using a blended approach.

Products are designed and created to help clients increase efficiency and productivity whilst delivering a rewarding user experience.

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Our team.

The DDL team includes experts in vocational assessment and the process of competence management implementation. This is supported by a group of dedicated design and programming specialists who have a wealth of experience in the development of educational software.

Photograph of David Gardner, Managing Director

David Gardner Managing Director

David was a teacher for over 20 years and has a real understanding of pedagogy as well as experience in a wide range of assessment processes. He was a chief examiner for both Edexcel and AEB for over 10 years and then went on to co-found DDL in 1999. He has been its Managing Director ever since. During this time, David has been closely involved in the development of E-qual Competence Portfolio, talking to clients and listening to their needs.

Photograph of Lynne McBean, Company Director

Lynne McBean Company Director

With 25 years experience ranging from primary teaching to delivering further and adult education programmes, Lynne has knowledge of a wide range of vocational qualifications and competency based assessment. Lynne was a British Council consultant in South America on a scheme of national vocational qualifications and competency assessment. She has also worked in the Middle East delivering vocational assessments with a blended learning approach, utilising the E-qual platform.

Photograph of Simon Marshall, Projects Director

Simon Marshall Projects Director

Simon has a background in graphic design and has spent 10 years designing educational software before progressing into project management. He has worked on E-qual since its creation in 2005 and knows the product inside out. He has expertise in analysing the needs of clients, particularly in the areas of assessment and competence. Simon is responsible for the successful translation of each clients' requirements into E-qual.

Photograph of Dan McBean, Sales and Account Manager

Dan McBean Sales and Account Manager

Dan has been a multimedia developer of educational software for 10 years. He has a sound understanding of how people learn using software applications. Dan has successfully transferred this knowledge into his role as account manager for E-qual clients. His in-depth knowledge of E-qual allows him to effectively deal with client queries and user issues as well as help and advise businesses looking to get the most out of E-qual.

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Pricing.

E-qual Competence Assurance is the cost effective solution for online competence assurance management. We offer 3 pricing models, designed to fit the full range of business needs. Our competency experts can advise on effective implemention and provide a service to add your framework data. Get in touch for further details.

Professional.

Flexible pay as you grow*

Licenses

£50 per candidate per year (purchased in batches of 50 licences)

Hosting

Hosted for free on the E-qual cloud

Training

£550 per day

Customise

Standard E-qual look and feel

Bespoke

Standard E-qual functionality

Get in touch

Premium.

Your own hosted solution*

Licenses

£50 per candidate per year

Hosting

Hosted on your own server or on DDL’s cloud** (hosting charges apply)

Training

£550 per day

Customise

Can be fully customised and branded

Bespoke

Tailored to your requirements

Find out more

Enterprise.

For larger organisations*

Licenses

Unlimited user licences

Hosting

Hosted on your own server or on DDL’s cloud** (hosting charges apply)

Training

£550 per day

Customise

Can be fully customised and branded

Bespoke

Tailored to your requirements

Let's talk
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Professional

Flexible pay as you grow*

Premium

Your own hosted solution*

Enterprise

For larger organisations*

Licenses £50 per candidate per year

(purchased in batches of 50 licences)

£50 per candidate per year Unlimited user licences
Hosting Hosted for free on the E-qual cloud Hosted on your own server or on DDL’s cloud**

(hosting charges apply)

Hosted on your own server or on DDL’s cloud**

(hosting charges apply)

Training £550 per day £550 per day £550 per day
Customise Standard E-qual look and feel Can be fully customised and branded Can be fully customised and branded
Bespoke Standard E-qual functionality Tailored to your requirements Tailored to your requirements

* There is an administration charge for DDL to configure E-qual with your competency frameworks. The cost will depend on amount of data to be added by us.
** Set up charges apply.

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