A quick and easy comparison guide

Apprentix vs Apprentiscope

Learn how Apprentix stacks up against Apprentiscope regarding pricing, creating, managing, tracking, and registering apprenticeships.
(Spoiler: we do everything Apprentiscope does and then some, at a lower cost.)
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Letter from the Founder

Dear Customers,

I subscribed to Apprentiscope for a year (and I’ve got the receipts). It didn't work for us so I built my own tool, Apprentix.

The biggest issue with Apprentiscope is that no one wanted to use it. The interface is mindnumbingly bland and the tool is clearly for compliance reporting.

The problem is that in order to get data out, you have to get data in.
No business operator would call Apprentiscope a productivity tool and reporting is table stakes.

Case in point…

My leadership team was spending hours and hours chasing down apprentices to submit time and managers to make approvals and evaluations.
That’s the hidden cost behind Apprentiscope – you have to dedicate people to hunt everyone down because apprentices and managers hate using it.

Plus, Apprentiscope is exclusionary…

It’s for you only if you have an existing, registered apprenticeship. You can’t start new apprenticeships or create custom ones that aren’t registered.

… I saw that as a huge miss so that’s why I did something about it.

Apprentix is for:

1. New and existing apprenticeships
2. Registered and unregistered apprenticeships

It’s an inclusive, productivity tool with an engaging experience that everyone wants to use to get stuff done. You can sign up for a free, 30-day trial, hassle-free.

Let’s change the world,

Andy Seth
Founder & CEO

“Apprentix has great technology and team members we can count on.”

Dave Workman
Co-Founder & COO of TRELORA

“Apprentix has great technology and team members we can count on.”

Dave Workman
Co-Founder & COO of TRELORA

“Apprentix has great technology and team members we can count on.”

Dave Workman
Co-Founder & COO of TRELORA

Apprentix is the first apprenticeship management software that automates the creation of new apprenticeship programs including skills-based job descriptions, on-the-job learning plans, and wage progressions. That means you can create an apprenticeship program in minutes with no prior experience required.

Apprentiscope is a compliance tool for the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database (RAPID) and can only be used by businesses with existing registered apprenticeships. Conversely, any business can sign up with Apprentix to train and track apprentices.

Apprentiscope requires users to collect monthly data from apprentices and managers to maintain good standing with the Department of Labor. This process is time-consuming and cumbersome and requires at least one staff member to be trained to use the software in addition to their regular job duties. 

Apprentix removes the heavy lift from creating and managing apprenticeship programs by automating processes and sending weekly reminders to apprentices to self-report data. Our interface is simple and engaging to use and involves no extra training. By removing this administrative burden, we’re making apprenticeships accessible to businesses of all sizes. 

Use the comparison chart below to learn more about Apprentix and Apprenticescope measure up.

Compare pricing and features: Apprentix vs Apprentiscope

Apprentix
Apprentiscope

Pricing

Monthly fee
Starts at $0 for 5 users
No upfront pricing, pay per apprentice
Setup fee
Free
Free for simple migration
Guarantee
90-days, 100% money back
Free trial
30-days, Unlimited Plan

Create Apprenticeships

Create new apprenticeships from scratch
Create unregistered apprenticeships
Unlimited apprenticeships
Unlimited registrations
Unlimited users (no per user fees)
Database of all occupations in the US
Automated details on apprenticeable occupations
Automated skills-based job descriptions
Define classroom plan
Define course list
Automated on-the-job learning plans
Automated wage progressions
Database of alternative recruiting sources
Guidance to create a high-quality mentoring program
Resources to provide supportive services
Self-service onboarding
Demographic data capture

Manage Apprenticeships

Time tracking for courses
Time tracking for on-the-job learning
Competency evaluations
Upload evidence for evaluations
Managers can provide feedback
Mentors can provide feedback
Apprentices can view all details of apprenticeship
Apprentices can view their coursework progress
Apprentices can view their OJL progress
Automated reminders to submit time
Automated reminders to submit feedback
Automated reminders to submit evaluations
Managers review/approve time
Apprentices can request an evaluation
Wage progression review and completion

Multi-Employer Partner Portal

Add unlimited clients
Customize apprenticeships by client
Create templated apprenticeships
Reporting across all apprenticeships
Affiliate links for Partners

Apprenticeship Tools

Import classes
Import competencies
Import users
Duplicate apprenticeships
Blockchain credential transparency
NFT certificates issued to graduating apprentice
Apprentice tracking after completion / dismissal
Apprentice progression report
RAPIDS reporting
WIPS reporting
Team directory and bulk updates
Previous experience credit
Assign to cohorts

Permissions

Admins
Sponsors
Managers
Mentors
Apprentices
Partners (Intermediaries)

Customer Experience

Self-service knowlege base
Live chat
Chatbot
Coming Soon
Email
Phone
Online form
In-app chat
Online conference support session
Hours of operation
9am-9pm Mountain
8am-6pm Eastern
US-based
Agents are apprentices
Onboarding services
Data migration

Integrations

ONET Online
Apprenticeable Occupations List
*Competitive data on this page was collected as of December 12th, 2022 and is subject to change or update. Apprentix does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page. All Apprentix services listed in the apprenticeship management features comparison chart are provided by Apprentix or by one of Apprentix's trusted partners.
"Apprentix helps me stay on top of compliance."

Surveyed customers
Save 10 hours managing apprenticeships each month

on average, compared to Apprentiscope1
Save 6-12 months registering a new apprenticeship

on average, compared to Apprentiscope1
¹Based on a 2022 survey of Apprentix customers

What to consider when choosing apprenticeship software?

How do I design new apprenticeships from scratch?

Ask anyone if designing a new apprenticeship program from scratch was frustrating and watch their heads nearly fall off from nodding. Apprentix guides you through a 10-step process to create new apprenticeships from scratch so you don’t waste time and money on the fundamentals. Use experts for strategy and advice, not for pushing paper.

Can I register our apprenticeships?

Registering your apprenticeship with the Department of Labor is a painstaking and time-consuming process – unless you do it with Apprentix. You’ll be asked if you’d like to federally register your program and with the push of a button, Apprentix will automatically complete all your state-specific paperwork for you (think Turbo Tax).

How many employees should manage an apprenticeship program?

Our belief is that apprenticeships should be driven by the apprentices themselves. The sad reality is that too many companies have to dedicate headcount to busy-work and the lift is heavy. With Apprentix, you don’t need a dedicated staff member to manage the program. The platform is designed to be functional and turn-key so everyone involved can self-report and make progress. That means there’s no need to chase anyone down each month.

Is it easy to switch?

Yes, switching is simple with our online tools like importing users, courses, competencies and marking off what’s already been completed and time logged. Ask our team for specifics on how we can help make the transition smooth like butter.

How can I get help when I need it?

Getting in touch with customer support should be simple and easy, with ample resources at your fingertips to help you get the most of your new apprenticeship management software. Ask about online, email, chat, and phone support. Our customer service representatives are all apprentices themselves, and are US-based and available from 9 am - 9 pm MST.

Comparison details:
Apprentix vs Apprentiscope

Pricing

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Monthly fee
Starts at $0 for 5 users
No upfront pricing
Setup fee
Free
Free for simple migration
Guarantee
90-days, 100% money back
No
Free trial
30-days, Unlimited Plan
No

Apprentix offers a free forever plan for businesses with one apprenticeship up to 5 users. Enjoy full functionality of the platform at no cost until you add your sixth user or second apprenticeship.

Monthly fees for subscribers with 6+ users are straightforward. Either pay $150 per month or $1,500 per year (two months free) to access unlimited apprenticeships, registrations, and users with no per-user fee. 

Apprentix has no set-up fees and a 90-day happiness guarantee. If you don’t love it, we’ll give you your money back or 90 days of coaching with an apprenticeship expert.

Apprentiscope does not offer a free trial or money-back guarantee.

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Creating Apprenticeships

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Create new apprenticeships from scratch
No
Create unregistered apprenticeships
No
Unlimited apprenticeships
Unlimited registrations
No
Unlimited users (no per user fees)
No
Database of all occupations in the US
No
Automated details on apprenticeable occupations
No
Automated skills-based job descriptions
No
Define classroom plan
No
Define course list
Automated on-the-job learning plans
No
Automated wage progressions
Database of alternative recruiting sources
No
Guidance to create a high-quality mentoring program
No
Resources to provide supportive services
No
Self-service onboarding
Demographic data capture
No

Anyone can create an apprenticeship program from scratch using Apprentix. We have more than 60,000 job titles, skills-based job descriptions, and on-the-job learning plans loaded up, ready to be used as-is or customized for your specific needs.

There’s no more ping-ponging with your state apprenticeship office piecemealing forms and data, which wastes precious time and resources. Anyone can set up a custom apprenticeship program in minutes without any prior experience. Plus, you can keep your apprenticeship custom or register it with the Department of Labor (we’ve also automated that process!)

Apprentiscope only serves existing registered apprenticeships and offers no automations for creating programs or OTJL plans.

Registering Apprenticeships

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Automated state registration forms completion
No
Automated new apprenticeable occupation forms completion
No
Complete Appendix A
No
Complete Appendix B
No
Complete Appendix D
No
Complete Boilerplate Standards
No
Review Requirements for Apprenticeship Sponsors Reference Guide
No
Secure document vault and e-signing
No
E-sign Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Pledge
No

Filling out forms to register your program with the Department of Labor is complicated and arduous. We’ve simplified the process by using data you’ve already inputted in our system to automatically fill out forms you can file with the state.

Just like Turbo Tax, Apprentix asks you questions in plain English and outputs official government forms. You can also e-sign within the platform, and completed forms will be stored in a secure document vault.

Because Apprentiscope is only available for existing registered programs, it does not offer any of this functionality. 

Managing Apprenticeships

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Time tracking for courses
Time tracking for on-the-job learning
Competency evaluations
Upload evidence for evaluations
No
Managers can provide feedback
Mentors can provide feedback
No
Apprentices can view all details of apprenticeship
No
Apprentices can view their coursework progress
Apprentices can view their OJL progress
Automated reminders to submit time
Automated reminders to submit feedback
No
Automated reminders to submit evaluations
No
Managers review/approve time
Apprentices can request an evaluation
No
Wage progression review and completion
No

Managing apprentices is simple, thanks to Apprentix’s self-reporting functionality. Apprenticeships can track time against their coursework and competencies, so you know how many hours they’ve fulfilled and how many are left.

Apprentices can also request evaluations of their work by uploading videos, photos, or documentation of them performing specific tasks. Apprentices are sent automated reminders via email and within their dashboards to ensure they continue progressing. 

Conversely, Apprentiscope necessitates at least one employee to track down apprentices each month to gather data on their progress. They then must organize that data into spreadsheets. Most businesses don’t have the financial capacity to hire one person whose sole responsibility is managing apprenticeships, so this process takes precious resources away from employees who must chase down reports.

Apprenticeship Tools

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Import classes
No
Import competencies
No
Import users
No
Duplicate apprenticeships
No
Blockchain credential transparency
No
NFT certificates issued to graduating apprentice
No
Apprentice tracking after completion / dismissal
No
Apprentice progression report
RAPIDS reporting
WIPS reporting
Team directory and bulk updates
No
Previous experience credit
No
Assign to cohorts

Apprentix offers a suite of tools built to make managing apprenticeships a simple and enjoyable task. Here are the highlights:

• Import data on existing courses, competencies, and users
• Import RAPIDs user list (registered apprenticeships)
NFT graduation certificate with blockchain transparency
• WIPS reporting
• Demographics reporting
• Progression reporting
• Eligible transferrable credits/competencies option

Apprentiscope only offers RAPIDs and WIPS data entry since it is available exclusively to registered programs.

Multi-Employer Partner Portal

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Add unlimited clients
No
Customize apprenticeships by client
No
Create templated apprenticeships
No
Reporting across all apprenticeships
Affiliate links for Partners
No

We’ve created a unique portal for program sponsors and intermediaries that work with multiple clients to manage and track apprenticeships. Multi-employer partners can template a program and then stamp out and modify it for unlimited clients. 

Apprentiscope does not have a multi-employer partner portal.

Note: multi-employer partner pricing is different from single-member pricing. Multi-employer partners pay $1,000/month or $10,000 for the year (two months free).

Customer Experience

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
Self-service knowlege base
Live chat
Chatbot
Coming Soon
No
Email
Phone
No
Online form
In-app chat
Online conference support session
Hours of operation
9am-9pm Mountain
8am-6pm Eastern
US-based
Agents are apprentices
No
Onboarding services
Data migration

All our customer service agents are US-based and available from 9 am to 9 pm MST. Apprentix is the only apprenticeship platform that apprentices its customer service agents.

Integrations

Apprentix
Apprentiscope
ONET Online
No
Apprenticeable Occupations List
No

Apprentix integrates with ONet Online to pull in data that the Department of Labor already has regarding occupations, and uses it to automate the creation of new apprenticeships. This way, you’re not having to come up with skills-based job descriptions and on-the-job learning plans when the Department of Labor already knows them. That’s just silly to recreate the wheel.

The Department of Labor also has an Apprenticeable Occupations list which basically is a list of occupations that have been registered with the government. You’re able to register apprenticeships within days instead of months by leveraging the apprenticeships that are already on the list.

Apprentiscope doesn’t offer either of these integrations because they are only for companies that have already registered their apprenticeship programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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