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Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Disengagement and Physical Intervention Skills: exemption
Learners who have already studied physical intervention skills won’t need to repeat similar content in the following qualifications in door supervision.

New SFA business rules for funding qualifications for 19+ learners
New business rules from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) come into force in August 2014 for the funding of qualifications listed in its 2014/15 catalogue.

Government launches consultation in response to Richard Review
Following the government’s published response to the Richard Review, we welcome the author, Doug Richard, as a speaker at our Spotlight on Skills event.

Congratulations to June's Treasure Trove competition winner
Congratulations to Maxine Carr of Intraining, who is the lucky winner of our June Treasure Trove prize draw.

BBC and Pearson College launch new Apprenticeship scheme
Pearson College and the BBC have joined forces to launch a new Higher Apprenticeship and degree programme for business management in the creative industries.

Changes to Skills Funding Agency rules for funding qualifications
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has released new rules for funding qualifications for 19+ learners from February 2014.

The future of apprenticeships in England: next steps from the Richard Review
The government has released a consultation on the future of apprenticeships in England to shape the next steps set out in the Richard Review.

New standards expected from careers advisors
Pearson Think Tank’s latest report highlights the vital role of careers advice, work experience and careers-related activities.

Apprenticeship popularity rose in 2012: NAS reports optimistic figures
New data from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) underlines the continued popularity of Apprenticeships with both employers and learners in the UK.

24+ loans for Apprenticeships scrapped
The government announced this week that loans will no longer be required for Apprenticeship learners and that co-funding will be restored.

The future of apprenticeships in England: implementation plan
The Department for Education, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, released their plan for the future of apprenticeships in England.

First4Skills is first training provider to get full NUS membership
First4Skills has become the first national training provider to be accredited with full membership status by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Changes to Higher Apprenticeship frameworks will recognise the skills of higher-level apprentices
Employer concerns have prompted changes to the Higher Apprenticeship framework to ensure that more time is spent on practical learning in the workplace.

Dates confirmed for National Apprenticeship Week 2015
Save the date! National Apprenticeship Week will run from 9-13 March 2015.

Congratulations to the winner of our AELP Conference competition
The winner of our AELP Conference competition is Shirley Woodcock of Capital Training.

Study finds higher apprentices provide 60% greater taxpayer returns
A landmark new report has found that higher apprentices provide 60% greater taxpayer returns than graduates from 'new' universities.

Phase 3 Trailblazers announced
The new phase 3 Trailblazers have been announced, along with the extension of occupations for phases 1 and 2.

Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider and Apprenticeship Employer Awards now open for entry
Make sure you take advantage of the free entry to the Apprenticeships 4 England Training Provider and Apprenticeship Employer Awards.

Congratulations to November's Treasure Trove competition winner
Congratulations to the lucky winner of our November Treasure Trove prize draw, Jean Farmer from Powys Training.

Congratulations to October's Treasure Trove competition winner
Congratulations to Mark Heap of Chichester College, the lucky winner of our October Treasure Trove prize draw, who wins a Fortnum and Mason Halloween Hamper.

Congratulations to the winner of our NTfW Conference competition
At the NTfW Conference in Newport last month, we invited delegates to play our interactive Treasure Trove game for the chance to win an iPad mini.

Have a festive feast on BTEC Apprenticeships
To help you get into the festive spirit, we’re giving away a £100 M&S gift voucher.

Winner of our AELP competition
Thanks to everyone who played our Treasure Trove game at the AELP Autumn Conference.

Adult Learners' Week 2015 - Nominations now open!
Nominate the most inspirational individuals, tutors, projects and employers you know for the Adult Learners' Week Awards 2015.

Trick or treat with BTEC Apprenticeships
Congratulations to Mark Heap from Chichester College who won a Fortnum and Mason Halloween hamper last week.

Congratulations to August's Treasure Trove competition winner
Congratulations to Emma Salt of Excell for Training who is the lucky winner of our August Treasure Trove prize draw and will be receiving a spa day.

Congratulations to July's Treasure Trove competition winner
Congratulations to Nona White of Charnwood Training who is the lucky winner of our July Treasure Trove prize draw and will be receiving an iTunes voucher.

AELP Autumn Conference
If you are visiting the AELP Autumn Conference next week, please drop in to see us on stand 12.

Customer update from Pearson
As part of our commitment to keeping you updated, we want to let you know of some changes we're making to the way we're organised in the UK.

Update on our new Pearson qualifications website
This autumn, we’re launching a new Pearson qualifications website with Edexcel, BTEC, Work Based Learning, LCCI and EDI qualifications all in one place.

National Apprenticeship Week 2015: dates confirmed
It’s been announced that next year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March 2015.

Final BTEC Apprenticeship Treasure Trove 2014 winner
Our final Treasure Trove winner of 2014 is Donna Allison from Talent Training who will be receiving 'love to shop' vouchers.

Outcome of the apprenticeship funding reform technical consultation
The consultation on how funding for apprenticeships should be issued directly to employers has concluded.

New Apprenticeship standards phase 4 released
The phase 4 job occupations for the new apprenticeship standards have been released.

Manifestos and skills
David Phillips, vice president of Pearson Work Based Learning and Colleges, had a piece published on FE News this week.

Take part in our Apprenticeship Standards survey
We are asking those involved with apprenticeships to complete a survey as part of our Apprenticeship Standards Research.

Register of Apprenticeships Assessment Organisations (RAAO)
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has approved Pearson to deliver end-point assessment on six of the new apprenticeship standards.

Apprenticeship levy consultation
In September 2015, George Osbourne announced in the Budget that the government intends to introduce a levy to support the delivery, funding and achievement of apprenticeships in England, including reaching the 3 million target.

New apprenticeship standards update
We are pleased to announce the launch of new apprenticeships in a number of Trailblazer sectors.

New standards and assessment approaches
New standards and high level assessments continue to be released under apprenticeship reform.

Enterprise Bill and protection of the term apprenticeship
The government recently consulted with employers, providers and colleges on protecting the term apprenticeship from misuse.

Annual Apprenticeship Conference: 16 to 18 March 2016
We are a key event sponsor and exhibitor at this year's Annual Apprenticeship Conference, which is being held at the ICC in Birmingham.

BTEC Apprenticeships still available across 35 sectors and more than 250 pathways
Our BTEC Apprenticeships are still available across 35 sectors with more than 250 pathways to choose from

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