The Access Group acquires SoundbiteLearning UK Ltd. (GCSEPod) and expands its presence and customer support in the Education sector.

The Access Group, a leading business solutions and software provider for mid-sized organisations, today announced the acquisition of SoundbiteLearning UK Ltd (GCSEPod), an award winning provider of teaching and learning content, assessment and data, to over 1,700 schools and colleges. SoundbiteLearning UK Ltd. (GCSEPod) will be incorporated into The Access Group’s Education division, which delivers an industry leading education management suite that supports exceptional learning for over 8,000 learning institutions in the UK.

The addition of Soundbitelearning UK Ltd. (GCSEPod) to Access Education is the latest in a series of best-of-breed solutions that provide a fully integrated software service for education institutions in the UK.

“The acquisition of Soundbitelearning Ltd. (GCSEPod) reinforces Access Education’s position as a leading UK provider of software solutions for education institutions. We are dedicated to supporting our education customers through every school, teacher and parent interaction, offering end to end solutions that drive efficiency and improve their school’s operations.”

“With education leaders recognising the growing importance that technology plays as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating a blended learning and engagement system into the Access portfolio creates an unrivalled efficiency proposition. GCSEPod is proven to engage students, consolidate subject knowledge and accelerate progress at the same time as, crucially, reducing workload. Trusted by over 1,700 schools in 40+ countries and with over 10 years in the sector, GCSEPod has expertise in developing continuously award-winning content in a rapidly changing environment. The triple Bett award winner has created exceptional assessment features which pinpoint knowledge gaps and areas of low confidence in groups and for individual students making effective planning and intervention easier. Exam-style assignments can be used to evidence attainment and the data derived from the platform is unrivalled in the industry. “

Simon Baines concluded, “Access Education’s strategy is to continue bringing new and innovative products to market and GCSEPod is a natural fit within our expanding technology solutions. We believe there will be a particular benefit of integrating GCSEPod into Access Workspace, which powers the tools that increase engagement and share information across all of a school’s departments. Adding the capability of GCSEPod to our current product range will play an important role as Access Education continues to deliver the high levels of support and service that our customers have come to expect.”

Simon Baines

Managing Director, Access Education and Not for Profit