New apprenticeships On-programme
We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway.
The on-programme part of our offer is specific to the individual standard and not all standards will include an on-programme offer from Pearson. This is because the New Apprenticeship Standards may or may not have a qualification that is mandatory for apprentices to achieve as part of their apprenticeship.
You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment provider.
Some new standards have retained mandatory qualifications as specified by employer Trailblazer groups.
Mandatory qualification example
The Adult Care Worker Level 2 Apprenticeship standard has a mandatory qualification specified within the assessment plan. In such cases, Pearson’s on-programme offer will signpost to the mandatory qualification.
In some new standards, the assessment plan ‘recommends’ that apprentices complete and achieve a relevant qualification, though this is NOT mandatory.
Recommended qualification example
The Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 standard recommends that apprentices ‘complete and achieve a relevant Level 3 Diploma in Management or equivalent qualification recognised by Ofqual which equates to at least 370 hours Total Qualification Time (37 credits)’.
In this case, Pearson recommends the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Management that has been mapped to the Team Leader/Supervisor standard.
In other standards, where no qualification is mandatory or recommended within the assessment plan, Pearson can signpost to a mapped qualification that can be used to structure the delivery of on-programme learning to support the apprentice in gaining the right knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst on-programme.
Mapped qualification example
The Customer Services Practitioner Level 2 standard has neither a mandatory or recommended qualification but there is a qualification that has been mapped to the standard.
In this case, the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service has been mapped to the standard.
English and maths qualifications
English and maths is a mandatory part of the on-programme part of the new Apprenticeship standards and as part of the BTEC Apprenticeships.
It is essential to achieve English and maths qualifications as part of the New Apprenticeship Standards. The level of achievement differs from one standard to the other (Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE level). Pearson have a range of English and maths qualifications on offer.
English and maths resources
We can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements, from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.