Learners of all levels are realising their career ambitions with our work-based qualifications and programmes. Be inspired by these stories from learners who are developing the skills they need to be successful at work.
Worked as a chef and wanted to move into the security industry
Delroy found that new opportunities for work opened up when he developed his enterprise and employability skills. WorkSkills qualifications can give you these key skills, which you can use as a springboard into self-employment - like Delroy - or to help you get a new role.
Left school and wanted to progress to a career in sport
Learners like Ryan need to get practical experience to keep them engaged, but also to develop fundamental skills like English and maths to improve their chances of getting a job. A Traineeship from Pearson gives you the ideal framework to do both.
Left college and wanted to work with children
Learners like Jamie Lee have the abilities but it's essential that they experience a real work environment, so they appreciate the demands of employment. Skilled for Life's unitised structure allows you to address your personal skills gaps without the burden of a full qualification, helping to unlock your natural talents.
Left school and did an art course but felt unprepared for employment
Poppy completed a traineeship, which gave her the opportunity to improve her employability skills through a work placement. She was able to secure a full-time role that she enjoys and is suited to her interests and skills.
Left college with an interest in fitness and wants to be a personal trainer
Learners like Declan need to experience what work is really like so that they can progress and make the most of their abilities. Skilled for Life’s unitised structure lets you address your personal skills gaps outside a full qualification, so you can appreciate the demands of employment as well as show your talents.
Left school with poor grades and wants to be a hairdresser
It's essential for learners like Shauna to start with the basics, and to gain a proper understanding of their interpersonal skills. Bite-size qualifications within the Skilled for Life programme can help you with the former, while SelfSmart can help you to understand and master the behaviours needed in the workplace.
Left college with no qualifications that would help with a job
Learners like Phillip who have a difficult start need to equip themselves with in-demand, transferable skills. They need flexible programmes, like Skilled for Life, that can be tailored to their individual skill profiles and include work experience to help them understand the demands of unfamiliar environments.
Well qualified and skilled in current role but wanted to develop skills to further career
Learners like Simone might already be established in a job but want to build on their skills to help move their career to the next level. WorkSkills qualifications are a great way to do this, and they're flexible enough to fit in and around work.