Are you ready?

Apprenticeship Reforms

Are you ready for the apprenticeship reforms?

As a leader or manager, one of your biggest challenges in implementing the changes is the co-ordination of activity across different departments and people.

How do we know? Because in partnership with Strategic Development Network we have worked with over 500 levy-paying employers, training providers, colleges and universities over the past three years to help them do just that.

We have pooled our experience to build a reforms personal statement help online development framework for you.  Why? Because we know what organisational change is needed to make it work.

For a limited period, Reform pricing starts at £449* for an annual subscription.

*excluding VAT and £99 set-up fee.

Benefits of Using Reform

  • Flexibility in software set-up to reflect your organisation's structure and approach

  • Whole Organisation Approach to Assessing Readiness

  • Individual and Departmental Accountability for Action Planning

  • Visibility of activity to increase collaboration

  • Time and resource saving by reducing paper and email communication

  • Confidence that your plans are based on our extensive experience of the reforms

Reform Features


    Use the Mesma application anywhere you can get online with a desktop pc, laptop or tablet. Secure Microsoft data centres serve with 99.9% guaranteed uptime.


    The ability to create departmental as well as whole organisation self reviews to help you prepare for the apprenticeship reforms

  • PLAN

    Game changing action planning; Reform will help you move from what may seem like a paper exercise to driving meaningful change within your organisation.


    Centrally collate resources in one central place to support collaboration amongst team members


    Management information that shows at a glance areas that require the most focus to prepare you for the changes


Reform allows you to assess your current levels of preparation for the apprenticeship reforms against our diagnostic framework.

A step by step process takes you and your team through completion of your assessment, building up a whole organisation review from which you can develop your action plan. Reform allows you to allocate an apprenticeship self assessment to different departments and individuals in your organisation, whilst you have the ability to oversee the whole picture at a glance.

The Reform action plan helps you develop, manage and review all activities associated with your apprenticeship reforms change effort, You can allocate activities to different people in your organisation, allow departmental managers to create their own plans and collectively monitor progress without the need for wasting time chasing updates and sending too many emails.

If Assess is your balance sheet then your Action Plan is your profit and loss account; a reflection of your current state and future capacity to implement the changes. Yet for many organisations the process of linking the two together can be cumbersome and time consuming. The time is swallowed up with report writing rather than making change a reality. Reform makes linking your self review to actions on the plan easy and helps you to target your resources on the areas that need the most attention.

As part of your improvement planning process you can allocate actions to members of your team, set deadlines, report on progress and capture desired & actual impact. It is designed to make self assessment engaging and give ownership for improvement to multiple people across your organisation.



With Reform, you can build up a central pool of resources so your people can collaborate and share good practice, whether it be example schemes of work, lesson plans, strategies for engaging employers. The benefit of adding it these to Reform is that they can be linked and attached to you diagnostic in Assess and individual activities in the action plan. Basically, a fully co-ordinated effort.

As well as the resources you add, we will also be adding resources to support you based on our shared experience of working on the apprenticeship reforms with Strategic Development Network.

The Resources space has the addition of user permission levels so you can controls who sees what.

You can view your action plan and show your diagnostic as s a RAG report to identify key areas that requie development on screen or as downloadable reports.

The reporting options allows you to do just that and more besides.

Reform overcomes the challenges standard word-processed documents creates by ensuring your improvement plan is utilised throughout the year to develop your organisation. It achieves this by providing you with reports that allow you to oversee delivery against actions and filtering based on what you want to view.


Flexibility in set up and configuration
Before you use Mesma, you can set-up your own user accounts and most importantly, allocate areas of the SAR and improvement plan to people in your organisation to own. You can add your own guidance for your team to help them to complete it and store key documents for them to refer to so you know they are looking at the most up to date source. You can even change our template headings if you would prefer alternatives to suit your organisation.
Help & Guidance
Mesma has a built in Help function that directs you to the appropriate sections of the Common Inspection Framework. Our specialist team have added in additional guidance that we know will help you to make your SAR the best it can be. You also have the ability to add in your own guidance, bespoke to your organisation that will give invaluable support to your employees. Our support service means that if you have a burning question, you can get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help.
Confidence in Security
Mesma is hosted in the Microsoft Windows Azure data centres in Western Europe, the same highly secure ISO 27001 compliant environment that hosts other Microsoft online services used by millions of people every day, such as, Office 365, Hotmail and Xbox Live. Using the latest physical and biometrical security measures, access to the data centre is granted to a small number of highly qualified Microsoft infrastructure professionals. All servers are actively monitored 24x365 to identify any attempted security breaches so your data is kept safe and secure.



How will Reform benefit our organisation?

Reform will provide you with an online solution that allows you to coordinate  the development and management of your apprenticeship plans with ease. We promise you, you’ll never go back to word processing it again.

How do I subscribe?

There are a few ways you can do this.

You can arrange a demo either by telephoning us or via the request form on the website. The demo only takes about half an hour and we always enjoy showing off the software.

Reform is an inexpensive solution which helps you avoid expensive mistakes.

Are there any hidden charges?

No, none. For a limited period we are providing set-up support and training free of charge. The pricing structure you see on our prices page are exactly what you will be charged (excluding VAT). The minimum term for subscriptions is 12 months. If you subscribe over a 24 or 36 month period we will fix the price for you for that period.

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