Insight

  • Reformed Functional Skills | Standardisation explained

    Welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths.

    Our paper based assessments at Level 1 and 2 for Maths and English are now live for booking and the first tests have taken place. In addition, our Entry Level tests are now live for Mathematics on our secure site for download.

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  • Reformed Functional Skills qualifications are ready for first teach on 1st September

    Welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths.

    Our new qualifications are live from the 1st September, Pearson’s offer has been shaped by the needs of teachers and learners. We have our FREE interactive schemes of work available to help with your planning, these include the embedding of our free and paid for resources to help deliver the new qualifications as smoothly and effectively as possible.
     

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  • From Mum to Manager - how apprenticeships transformed the career of one work returner

    Toni Pitts was a work returner with a young child when she started working for Pearson in 2007. With only a handful of formal qualifications she was looking for extra income that fitted in with looking after her young son James on a term-time only basis. Her first role was making appointments for Pearson Primary sales reps. Toni herself admits at the time her confidence was low and her aspirations limited.

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  • The Reform of Functional Skills

    Welcome to an update on the reform of Functional Skills English and maths. In this blog we will be looking at the background that led to the recent reforms and our approach to it.

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