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Skills Coach

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Greater London, GBR
Expiry Date
Skills Coach Description LONDON BASED ROLE 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 l...

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.

  • Arrange visits/contact with participants to induct, observe, and progress participants in the workplace
  • Within guidelines laid down by the awarding body and the client, assess the work of participants in / at the virtual classroom/workshop/workplace within set timeframes and to achieve targets set by management
  • Provide constructive, professional, and relevant feedback to participants in relation to their qualification
  • Observe participants in/at the workplace/ virtual workshop 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
  • Carry out quarterly Reviews with participants and submit paperwork within agreed timescales
  • Ensure that own allocated participants 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 App 360
  • 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 TQ retains and gains business
  • Help participants 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.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


  • 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
  • Qualified trainer and assessor or have least 5 year training and delivery experience with the management industry
  • Can demonstrate effective learner programme management
  • Work in a target driven environment
  • Proven track record in achieving targets
  • Demonstrate through previously OTLA and standardisation observations is consistently operating as an outstanding or minimum good trainer/assessor
  • Good written skills that captures detailed feedback and target setting of objectives

Primary Location: GB-Greater London

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 14, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1814701

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.