Employability and Traineeship qualifications

Traineeships consultation response
The government has published its response to the ‘Traineeships funding in England – Funding reform technical consultation’.

Employability giveaway
To help you with your offer to your learners, we're giving you the chance to trial the Employability products, SelfSmart and MyWorkSearch.

Inquiry into Apprenticeships and Traineeships 16 to 19 year olds
The Education Committee is inviting written submissions for its inquiry into Apprenticeships and Traineeships for 16-to-19 year olds.

Legacy Report: Youth Employment Convention 2014
The 2014 Youth Employment Convention sought to put young people at the heart of next year’s general election.

Changes to our employability qualifications
We're currently reviewing our range of employability qualifications to ensure that they are understood by our learners and employers.

The Traineeships Challenge
The government has published its response to the ‘Traineeships funding in England – Funding reform technical consultation’.

Skills emergency could ‘starve growth’
This year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey reveals that more than half of firms fear growth will be held back by skills shortages.

New pre-packaged traineeships bundles
We offer pre-packaged traineeships bundles giving learners a complete programme to help them progress to an apprenticeship, employment or further study.

Traineeships webinars
We're holding 2 customer webinars in October 2015 for customers to learn more about our Traineeships offer and to see the new online learning and assessment tool from AppQual.

Traineeships from Pearson: Qualifications that provide progression
Our traineeships programme give learners all they need to progress to an apprenticeship, paid employment or further study with an overarching, free-of-charge record of achievement which provides them with proof of completion of their traineeship.

Certificate in Careers Leadership available from the Careers Development Institute
The Careers Development Institute (CDI) has made the Certificate in Careers Leaderships available.

Section 98 Level 3 qualifications focusing on Personal Skills
We have received confirmation from the DFE that the following qualifications are no longer approved for funding for learners aged 18 and under.

Did you miss your Introduction to AppQual?
We held 2 webinars in October for customers to learn more about our Traineeships offer and see the new online learning and assessment tool from AppQual.

SelfSmart online diagnostic tool helps identify barriers to employment
Based on Ofsted's 'Better inspection for all' consultation, inspectors will now make overall judgements in a number of areas.

Placement survival guide website to close
We have made the decision to retire the Placement Survival Guide website.

Book your place on our Traineeship webinar
We're holding a webinar in March 2016 for you to learn more about our Traineeships offer and to see the new online learning and assessment tool from AppQual.

New Traineeship pre-packaged bundles announced
Following the launch of our pre packaged traineeship bundles in 2015 we can now offer you and your learners 2 additional sector specific bundles and 2 non sector specific bundles.

Lifting of restriction on providers running traineeships brought forward to February
The date when the restriction requiring providers to have grade one or two Ofsted ratings to run traineeships will be lifted has been moved forward from August to the start of next month.

Book your place on our Traineeships webinar
We're holding two webinars in May and June 2016 for you to learn more about our Traineeships offer and to see the new online learning and assessment tool from AppQual.

Want a demonstration of our interactive online learning and assessment tool - AppQual?
We're running 2 webinars to demonstrate our interactive online learning and assessment tool, AppQual.

Did you know you can be funded for a flexible element within traineeships?
You can draw down funding for the core offer of a traineeship (English and maths, work preparation and work experience), but you can also be funded for other learning provision, described as the ‘flexible' element.

Book your demo
We would like to invite you to book a demonstration of the interactive, online learning and assessment tool - AppQual and/or Skilled for Life Programme Builder which allows you to build your own traineeships programme from over 1300 units.

Frequently asked questions about AppQual and Skilled for Life Programme Builder
We recently ran a demonstration of our interactive, online learning and assessment tool - AppQual and Skilled for Life Programme Builder.

New Traineeship webinar dates released
We're holding two more webinars in October for you to learn more about our Traineeships offer and to see the new online learning and assessment tool from AppQual and our Skilled for Life Programme Builder.

Skills training events
We have the training events for Employability, Jamie's Home Cookery Skills and WorkSkills.

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