Functional skills

Helping learners to master the functional skills they’ll need to open up successful and rewarding careers in any number of industries.

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At Pearson TQ, we deliver functional skills training in English, maths and ICT at Levels 1 and 2 to more than 8,000 learners up and down the country every year.

But because we know that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to learning, we tailor our training programmes to the individual needs of both our clients and our learners.

Each of our courses is designed following extensive consultations with our training partners so that we can get an overview of their requirements.

From content and delivery to assessment and accreditation, all aspects of your curriculum will be designed according to the needs of your learners and institution.

Learners can also take an initial online assessment, which provides a sense of their unique learning needs and allows us to focus on completing the gaps in their knowledge.

Once they’ve completed their course, students will gain a qualification from a nationally recognised awarding body that will help them on their path towards career fulfilment.

Experts in education

Our team of functional skills tutors is made up of education professionals who are all specialists in their field.

They’re required to meet exacting military standards, which are a cut above the qualifications that a standard tutor is required to have.

They’re also dedicated to pushing students to the best of their ability, with many learners encouraged to take Level 2 on their apprenticeship, even though they are only required to achieve Level 1.  

What our learners say

We’ve already built up an impressive track record with our existing clients, including in our work with the UK Government and the armed forces.

But don’t just take our word for it – some of our Royal Engineers have told us what makes our training so special.

What I have learnt here within one week is beyond what I ever thought I was going to learn

Teachers were the best I have had and I learnt more than I ever did at school

I wish I had been taught at school how I was taught here. Maybe I would have learnt a lot more and got much better grades

I liked the opportunity to get skills transferrable to the civilian world