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Skills Coach

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Chatham, GBR
Expiry Date
Skills Coach Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are alway...

Job Description

Skills Coach


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

To Support - London/Kent

Job Purpose:

To deliver high quality training programmes and complete assessments, reviews and completions in a timely manner as set by management, achieving or exceeding the required quality standards. To support all elements of the learner journey, providing learners with constructive, professional and relevant feedback in order for them to gain the diploma or full apprenticeship standard.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Arrange visits and maintain contact with allocated caseload of learners
  • Induct, observe, and progress learners in the workplace
  • Deliver classroom training sessions for learners in groups and 1-1, both face to face and virtually
  • Within guidelines laid down by the awarding body and the client, assess the work of participants in the virtual classroom/workshop/workplace within set timeframes and to achieve targets set by management
  • Provide constructive, professional and relevant feedback to learners in relation to their qualification
  • Observe learners in the workplace or virtual environment against criteria laid down by the awarding body and give feedback as appropriate
  • Ensure own assessments are accurate and achieve verification agree rates set by management
  • Maintain effective working relationships with each learner within your caseload
  • Communicate effective with your line manager, highlighting any issues prior to becoming critical
  • Carry out quarterly reviews with learners and submit paperwork within agreed timescales
  • Ensure that own allocated learners are progressing in line with their target achievement dates and Liaise with the Programme Manager/s for the purpose of monitoring the progress of qualification/standards achievement
  • Promptly identify situations requiring periods of absence from the programme and complete/submit accurate paperwork as required
  • Ensure that learner records are accurately maintained, including records held within MIS systems and portfolio systems
  • Complete visits to other sites and locations when required or as directed by management
  • Internally verify the work of other Skill Coaches where qualified and directed
  • Maintain positive relations with learners, business partners and all other stakeholders to ensure Pearson TQ retains and gains business
  • Help learners to develop positive attitudes towards learning and studying
  • Attend standardisation and team meetings as required
  • Assist in the assessment of other qualifications when required
  • Be flexible over hours of attendance/work, including evenings and weekends where required
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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  • Qualified trainer / assessor with experience in training and delivery of management qualifications
  • Can demonstrate effective learner programme management
  • Work in a target driven environment
  • Proven track record in achieving targets
  • Demonstrate OTLA and standardisation observations is consistently operating as an outstanding or minimum good
  • Good written skills that captures detailed feedback and target setting of objectives
  • Hold relevant training/teaching qualification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • Outstanding inter-personnel and presentational skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Work under pressure
  • Work under their own supervision


  • Hold Verifier Qualification
  • Experience of the Ofsted inspection
  • Understands the ESFA funding requirement
  • Hold a management qualification at level 3 or above


Primary Location: GB-GB-Chatham

Work Locations: GB-Chatham-RSME-Brompton Barracks RSME - Brompton Barracks Chatham ME4 4UG

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 22, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1814170

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.