Following a recent inspection from Ofsted, Pearson has received an official rating of ‘Good’ for apprenticeship delivery across the business.
The previous inspection in 2015, Pearson received a rating of ‘Inadequate’. Following the inspection, Pearson TQ was appointed as the new subcontractor to provide teaching, learning and assessment for apprentices across the business.
Leaders and managers responded rapidly to the last inspection report and worked hard to ensure the apprenticeship provision fully meets the standards for the apprenticeship entitlement. Strong governance and leadership support a well-organised staff team to provide apprenticeships that meet the needs of individuals and the business.
We are incredibly proud of the learners, their line managers and colleagues across the business, including Pearson TQ as our internal training provider, who have worked so hard to secure this positive Ofsted report.
Over the course of 2016 they have put in a huge amount of effort to ensure that we met a necessarily tough and rigorous standard that has allowed our apprentices get the qualifications and potentially life changing skills and experience that they deserve. This work will continue as we push for the very highest quality of support, training and education for those colleagues on our apprentices programme.
All Pearson apprentices are adults and they study programmes in customer service, team leading and management with many at advanced level.
Pearson TQ is an experienced training provider in apprenticeships. We have designed and delivered training schemes with the British Army for 4,700 soldiers with 2,000 having already completed their certification and 2,700 currently on programme. This success is evidenced in a recent report for apprenticeship programmes that Pearson TQ delivers to The Royal Logistic Corps, which has seen a 30% increase in ‘timely success rates’, rising to 74% and a 6% increase in ‘overall success rates’ since 2015, rising to 82%.