Summer's here - let the courses begin!

Stephanie Hutchings
15-May-2019 16:33:54

Summer is well on the way. Lawnmowers are out, barbecues are being fired up and parents are already anxious about how to plan for the summer holidays.

Whilst sports facilities up and down the country are laid dormant for six weeks, some are putting their hard-won tennis courts, swimming pools and more to work over the holiday and maximising their income through running sports courses over the summer with Gladstone’s Learn2 course management software.

With its easy enrolment and bookings via a mobile-friendly, online parent portal, paperless registers, automatic progress reporting and much more, it’s a leisure operator’s dream come true.

As a leisure provider, you play a crucial public role in helping to educate the next generation. Not being able to swim, for instance, is increasingly seen as a serious safety hazard, and short courses such as those powered by Learn2 provide a vital entrance point to a myriad of sports including tennis, squash, gymnastics and many more. Regardless of altruism, these courses are both very rewarding and highly lucrative.

As a portfolio develops with multiple courses, customers, staff and venues, it becomes increasingly important to manage the resources involved effectively. Even a small centre can realise the potential of their facilities, with demand for quality provision of summer activities at an all-time high.

Family of tennis players at the court next to the net

Learn2 has an easy-to-use UI for customers and staff alike, as well as an integrated direct debit feature which means your customers can self-manage their accounts online or via mobile, with enrolment, booking, payment and more all reducing the need for admin staff on reception. In a sign of the attention to detail throughout, parents can login to the parent portal and administer the courses of more than one child through the same account.

Learn2 Home Portal enroll home screen

It’s totally mobile-optimised, which means that instructors can use it on location whilst running the courses. That enables paperless registers, continuous assessment with minimal data entry and up-to-the-minute, accurate reporting and teacher feedback that can be shared with parents and carers very easily.

Ruth Pinner, Centre Manager at Vision Redbridge, is a true convert:

Income has gone up, we’ve reduced staffing costs, got rid of a re-enrolment week completely and it’s much easier to communicate with customers. It’s paperless, and all the admin is handled by parents themselves, so we’ve freed up so much time in the office. Paperless is good for our drive to go green, and it’s boosted retention as well.”

Those with management responsibilities will love the automatic reporting features, allowing in-depth tracking of KPIs including those joining or leaving courses, participants moving between levels of courses and occupancy rates.

You’re also able to sort by date, teacher, centre, course and export to a wide range of useful formats for further analysis and processing. Movement between course levels is automatic, with Learn2 handling all the correspondence emails automatically.

If you’d like to see a demo or book a site visit to see a customer in your area making best use of the latest advanced course management tool from Gladstone, give our friendly team a call today, T. 01491 201010.

The full potential of your resources can be realised to give your centre an additional income stream with effective administration of courses that let your teaching staff focus on delivering fantastic courses, whilst Learn2 handles all the admin on your behalf.

Gladstone is your partner to drive efficiency savings, customer engagement, and revenue.

Get ready for your summer season and see what Learn2 could do for your facility.

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