Imagine a world where R14 hard close was easy

Imagine a single joined-up platform that automatically captures learner data, in the moment, and drives your compliance.

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Don’t dread R14 Hard Close

Want to be better prepared for R14 2022? Bud is the market leading single joined-up platform, designed around workflows that drive evidence capture at every learner interaction, 24/7. Find out why Bud’s customers are prepared for R14, book a demo now.

Make the ESFA’s “Hard Close” easier in 2022

Find out how in this on demand webinar. Bud’s in house training industry experts share their knowledge of R14 and offer insight to support training providers through this stressful period. Having worked as Trainers, Area Managers and in Compliance roles, Ruth Johnson, Craig Robinson and Matt Wood have more than 40 years’ combined experience in training delivery. Discover how you can simplify hard close.

Guides & Downloads for 2021’s R14 success

We’ve created a series of resources to support you through the end of the academic year. Click the links below to be taken to the content.

All designed to help you have the best hard close you can in the absence of having Bud – there’s something for everyone.

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Maximise success rates in time for Hard Close

Worried that your success rates will fall short?  Join Joanna Walker, Head of Marketing, Matt Wood, Funding and Compliance Manager and Ruth Johnson, BDM as they discuss how to reduce administrative time, save time, improve learner outcomes and ultimately, increase success rates.   

Listen live below or subscribe here on your favourite podcast app.

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Hard Close Q&A

Can’t listen to the podcasts at work? Then read it in written format here:

Our Funding and Compliance Manager, Matt Wood and ex-trainer Ruth Johnson discuss 2021’s hard close. Transcribed in PDF format for you. Read their top tips for managing workload between July and October on your own time.

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The perfect software for R14 hard close

New to the whole process and have yet to come across the likes of hard closing? 

This article outlines the basics and shows what can Bud do to ensure that submissions don’t feel quite so complicated.

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Matt Wood | Funding and Compliance Manager
“October 21st may seem like a while away but it will come round fast. Staying on top of things right from the beginning of the learner journey is crucial. ”

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