Vocational Qualifications Trainer - T Level Digital

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Reference:VQT/ T Level/ Digital 

Closing date:17 September 2019 at midnight 

Role Summary

Are you an expert in delivering thought-provoking, engaging and valued qualification-based training and (or) professional development to teachers? Are you passionate about sharing best practice in your subject area?

Pearson is looking to recruit committed Vocational Qualifications Trainers for T levels.  The specific sector we are recruiting for on this occasion are T levels in Digital: Digital Production, design and development.

Applicants must be prepared to travel within the UK.

As a Vocational Qualifications Trainer, you will be responsible for delivering full-day, half-day and online live, semi-live and pre-recorded qualification-based courses. In addition, there would be a requirement to facilitate networking/peer to peer learning events and professional development workshops. 

You will be expected to hold a relevant teaching qualification or equivalent and more than one years’ experience teaching in the relevant subject within the past two years. It would be advantageous if you are currently working as a Standards Verifier with Pearson but not necessary. You will be expected to have significant experience in delivering effective training to adults. You should also be able to demonstrate some experience of using a range of technology to support a range of teaching and learning strategies as well as some experience in administrative tasks, including the use of laptops, digital recorders, the Internet, and interactive software to support the delivery of training events

Vocational Qualifications Trainers are required to keep up to date with changes in the education sector, the latest developments in their qualifications suites, sector, subject and specialist areas as well as any changes in pedagogy and, or teaching and learning strategies.

You will be required to deliver training using materials prepared by our team of qualification-based writers. There may also be an opportunity to be involved in writing and training materials. The delivery of these materials must be consistent with the quality and standards required by Pearson and the regulator.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with our internal support teams on the continual improvement of professional development courses.

As a Vocational Qualifications Trainer, you will be required to undertake/achieve the following:

Pre-event Preparation    

  • Attend training sessions to develop the necessary technical skills, such as  delivering online events, recording on-demand pre-recorded sessions, recording semi-live pre-recorded sessions followed by live question and answer sessions
  • Practice with training materials to be fully confident and competent in their use
  • Undertake a run through if necessary prior to delivering a training session 


  • Ensure that all objectives are met within the training session
  • Present information in a way that is suited to the customer
  • Deliver the agreed training session in line with guidelines from the regulator and Pearson
  • Deal appropriately with all customer queries in a professional manner
  • Be prepared to be observed by Pearson  staff or designated Assessment Associates for quality assurance purposes and performance management
  • Facilitate customer interaction and networking opportunities


  • Reflect on own performance for purposes of continuous improvement
  • Submit a brief summary feedback for every session delivered
  • Share best practice with colleagues in order to develop our training offer
  • Take part in Continual Professional Development, updated Qualifications and experience some of which will be mandatory


  • A high level of current sector knowledge to deliver training
  • Sound understanding of the relevant qualification and assessment principles
  • Current Teaching and learning content (teaching within the last two years)
  • Effective facilitation techniques (for both face-to-face and online events)
  • Hold a  relevant teaching degree or equivalent and more than 1 years’ experience teaching in the relevant sector area
  • Have experience delivering effective training to adult delegates
  • Be able to demonstrate currency in sector knowledge and understanding
  • Clear demonstrable knowledge and  understanding of how to deliver a BTEC successfully

  • Significant experience in delivering and assessing vocational qualifications
  • Leadership
  • Communication/ Giving presentations
  • Influencing, organisation (e.g. the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines)  working independently and teamwork skills
  • IT competent
  • Customer Service
  • Decision-making and judgement

 Personal attributes  

  • A positive attitude towards all forms of feedback
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD) in the field of vocational qualifications
  • Desire to share best practice with colleagues
  • Represent Pearson appropriately whilst delivering training according to our contractual terms and conditions


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