What is OPUS?

OPUS is Randstad’s on-line funding and support management system, which is utilised by 200+ institutions across the UK. Initially designed in 2009, we now have an upgraded version of OPUS enabling us to support you even better than before.

What does OPUS do?

Timetabling & Scheduling

Opus is a timetabling and scheduling tool, which allows Randstad or the University to match students to available and suitably qualified and experienced Support Workers

Electronic Timesheets

OPUS provides the facility for Support Workers and students to use on-line timesheets, which can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet or computer. The student can approve their timesheets, with one click. 98% of timesheets are approved by the student in the month that they are added.

Electronic Invoicing

OPUS invoices electronically directly to funding bodies or institutions each month, removing the need for paper timesheets. 


OPUS is able to produce extensive Management Information, which Randstad or the University can use to create bespoke reports.

Manage Funding

OPUS controls student funding and avoids overspend by restricting funding through weekly, monthly or annual limits. The system provides complete visibility of student spend against their entitlement.

Manage Non-Attendance

OPUS automatically monitors student non-attendance and alerts Randstad or the University, once a student has reached the maximum instances on non-attendance permitted by SFE.

Why use Opus?

  • OPUS significantly reduces the administrative burden placed on universities 
  • It is a cost effective alternative to paper timesheets and manual invoicing, allowing the university to focus available budgets on the provision of support
  • OPUS will support universities to comply with the Quality Assurance Framework
  • Improved cash flow through electronic Invoicing 
  • Greater transparency over the provision of support through advanced Management Information and Reporting
  • Increased budget control

To find out more about how we can improve the academic experience of your students, please contact us.

want to find out how OPUS can support you?

contact us: 0161 247 8800

OR contact our office

How will OPUS support the Quality Assurance Framework?

The Quality Assurance Framework places significant administrative demands on NMH providers, which are now in place. In response to this, OPUS has been upgraded and is now fully compliant with the Quality Assurance Framework.

Pre-Planning Sessions

All sessions can be pre-planned through the OPUS system, with the student then automatically notified.

Audit Trail

Opus provides a clear Audit Trail, which can be accessed by DSA-QAG.


OPUS records all Support Worker Qualifications and Professional Body Memberships and will only allow students to be matched to Support Workers with the appropriate qualifications.

Session Logs & ILP

All Individual Learning Plans and Session Logs will recorded online by our Support Workers.
Training and CPD Record – Each Support Worker’s Training and CPD Record will be available on the OPUS system.