Vector 2.0

With Vector 2.0 you can get the complete picture on learner numbers.


Powerful information that can help your organisation’s financial stability and future.


Vector is the only tool available in the education sector to provide a complete picture of all post-16 further education, higher education and technical skills requirements in your area.

Widely used across the sector, Vector is helping colleges to maximise learner numbers by identifying opportunities and informing more targeted marketing and recruitment campaigns. As a result of using Vector, colleges have seen an increase in applications and introduced new in-demand qualifications in to their curriculum.

Endorsed by the Association of Colleges, Vector is a simple to use web-based tool that provides detailed information on trends in current and potential learner volumes, market share and competitors which helps to set budgets and allocate resources where necessary.

In addition, Vector can showcase areas of further opportunity for your college and provides a detailed curriculum comparison to other providers in your area and links local provision through Technical Routes into employment demand and skills shortages.

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Vector 2.0

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“Vector has been really important in regards to how we develop our curriculum at Salford City College. It really is worth every penny that we spend on it.”

Rebecca Wilkins

Director of Marketing at Salford City College

Easy and enjoyable to use


Vector’s interactive maps, charts and tables make it a simple and productive user experience.

Endorsed by the Association of Colleges

Endorsed by the Association of Colleges

Vector is endorsed by the Association of Colleges (AoC) and is available to all AoC member colleges.

Key features include


circle-tickDetailed recruitment, market share and curriculum analysis of post-16 learners and apprenticeships in your local area

circle-tickAbility to analyse data by the 15 Technical Routes announced in the Sainsbury Report

circle-tickHigher education data included

circle-tickLabour market intelligence data available directly from within the tool allowing you to compare local skills provision with employer demand across the 15 Technical Routes

circle-tickSplit-screen comparison mode enables you to compare different maps, charts and tables at the same time, making your work much more productive

circle-tickIntelligent mapping interface incorporating the latest features from Google Maps, includes campus pins and interactive layers for ward level data which can be directly controlled by the user

circle-tickAbility to save, retrieve and share favourite searches

circle-tickIndividual user logins allowing personal settings to be stored and usage of the tool to be managed and tracked by the college

circle-tickOnline support and help features with hints and tips demonstrating how you can get the best out of Vector

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“Vector is fully integrated into our over-arching curriculum planning process. It’s a very useful tool which complements other LMI tools we use to provide a robust and detailed analysis of the learner and labour market. I would absolutely recommend to other colleges seeking valuable insight into their area.”

Hugh Callaway

Group Director of Marketing, Grimsby Institute Group

To find out more about, and request a demo of the Vector tool and how it can help your college, contact Chris Lee, Director of Marketing and Communications at