Tribal ebs


Optimise your entire student journey, from recruitment and admissions, through to student support and retention

Tribal ebs is designed to provide a single, cohesive view of your further education / vocational training organisation. It improves the way you collect, collate, analyse and share information so you can streamline your operations and enhance student engagement.


Offering real-time digital technologies for reporting and communication, ebs empowers your staff and students to achieve more successful outcomes.


Put the power of ebs in the hands of your users - with personalised Hubs with self-service functionalities staff, students and parents have access to the tools that matter to them whilst maintaining the security and structure of your institutions' data. 


Customise ebs with ... 

Absence module

Allow students to self-report their absence and make informed decisions about their impact on their learning.

Attendance module

Enables students to mark their attendance at lessons and lectures using individual session PINs generated by the tutor.

Markbook module

Provider staff with the ability to mark assessments and provide feedback to students.

ILP module

Individualised Learning Plans that allow you to scaffold learner progress and build resilient habits for lifelong learning. 

Apprenticeship management

ePortfolio solution integrated into the Hubs that allows for management of work-based learners and apprentices.

Plus, an app!

Engage connects the entire campus ecosystem, engaging students, staff, departments and businesses. 


ebs Ontrack puts the power of ebs in the hands of your users. With personalised Hubs with self-service functionalities staff, students and parents have access to the tools that matter to them whilst maintaining the security and structure of your institutions data.

Staff hub

Role-based portals that support the management of student processes for recruitment and admissions, courses and timetables alongside real time reporting.

Learner hub

Personalised portal for every student that streamlines the learner journey from admissions through to everyday student life with access to key information such as timetables*, individualised learner plans (ILP)* and assessment marking.

Parent hubs

Personalised portal for parents/carers to support student success and safeguarding through role and consent-based access to student’s attendance, punctuality and achievement records.

Employer hubs

Employer portal for role-based access to block book course places and the view the student’s attendance, punctuality, and achievement data.  


Hammersmith and Fulham College


"I can sleep at night. Especially when we had Ofsted in. The way we use data now has heavily improved the quality of the service we can give our learners..."


Nescot College


The North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot) is leading the way in student communications, using ebs and the Engage app to take the next step in student experience. Through the use of NESCOMMS, their own college app and private social network, they’ve brought their learners and tutors closer than ever before.



Lakes College


"It provides a more comprehensive record, better layout and is a one stop shop for clearer information about students and course records ..."


The college can successfully track its progress and performance – something Ofsted will look for when they inspect.



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University of Gibraltar


The university has exciting growth plans, including scaling its student intake and improving the student experience.


To support their students and help boost their engagement throughout their degree courses, they invested in Tribal’s  ebs and Engage in 2020 as an appropriate solution for their student population and future ambitions.


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Burnley College


Burnley College has been using ebs since the start of the 2003/04 academic year, their team has nearly 20 years’ experience using the solution. The college has found that ebs and Tribal technology has enabled them to streamline their student data and funding streams, and 20 years from implementation it is crucial to their student journey and success.


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Oak Hill College


"We are committed to teaching excellence and providing the best possible experience to our students. Using ebs student information system will allow us to simplify in our data processes and free up valuable time for our tutors, alongside enhancing student engagement and empowering our students to achieve more successful outcomes."



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ebs allows you to store, process, and service learner data. From application to qualification, ebs supports the management and processing of your learner information. Apply prerequisites or validation including previous qualifications, devolved area data, marking schemes, curriculum planning, timetabling, funding returns and much more ...

This is a question we get asked a lot! ebs stands for ‘education business system’. Why? Because it manages the business of education!

ebs is cloud-ready, meaning you can move to cloud delivery at a pace to match your infrastructure strategy. We offer hosting through our infrastructure partner, Rackspace, and complementary application and data management services to keep your system current and compliant.

Yes - ebs offers a full end-to-end digital admissions process, enabling students to schedule their own interviews and be prompted when a task is due, such as uploading supporting evidence. It also provides automated workflows to help convert more applications through to enrolment.

Support services are delivered through Tribal’s dedicated in-country ebs Support Centre via email, phone or remote connection and operates 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Training courses are always available and are delivered either on-site or remotely via webinar, depending on your specific needs. We also host regular best practice usage webinars.

ebs manages student data for the delivery of vocational and further education (including 6th form provision), apprenticeships and higher education.

ebs integrates with a wide range of leading education solutions covering third-party payment solutions, an award-winning business intelligence platform, leading SMS providers, address recognition software, Google Analytics, and self-assessment and Quality Improvement Planning software.


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