Skills blog

  • Pearson’s Festival of Functionality 2023

    The Functional Skills Festival of Functionality is back for its second year. Aimed at teachers of Pearson’s Functional Skills English and maths, this CPD festival also includes sessions on ESOL, Digital Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills. All the sessions are FREE and are designed to support your delivery of these qualifications.

    What is on offer?

    The Festival of Functionality is split into six topic areas. Each session is one hour packed with useful ideas and guidance. Full information about the Festival is available on our dedicated webpage here: Festival of Functionality.

    Getting Ready to Teach Events

    These events offer an introduction to Pearson's Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths across Entry Level to Level 2. They are ideal for practitioners new to delivering Pearson Functional Skills or those wishing to refresh their understanding.


  • Developing Speaking and Listening for ESOL Learners

    Hello and welcome to the Skills Blog for December 2022. This month, to coincide with the release of some exemplar speaking and listening videos for our ESOL offer, we will be looking at developing the speaking and listening skills of ESOL learners.

  • WorkSkills

    Hello and welcome to the Skills Blog for October 2022. This month we take a look at Pearson’s WorkSkills qualifications and how they can be used to support learners get into work and help contextualise and build skills needed on other qualifications such as ESOL and EDSQ. 

  • ESOL and Functional Skills Maths

    Hello and welcome to a new blog series focusing on Pearson Skills qualifications, featuring updates and important information on ESOL, ESW and EDSQ qualification suites.