Would you like to be able to offer career change training? With many young people being impacted by current economic downturn and increased cost of living, many people are looking to retrain in a new industry to kickstart their careers.


For young people, a change in career might seem like a step backwards, but it can offer a real opportunity for them to progress their career and provide increased job stability. At Innovate Awarding we offer a wide range of industry specific job training and retraining courses which are fully accredited.



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For many people, the skills and experience that they have gained in one industry can be transferred in part to a new career in a completely different sector. Take for example working in a front of house role in a theatre, where employees will have gained the same people skills needed for a job in hospitality, leisure, travel, tourism, and retail.


One of the keys to changing career is getting the right qualification which is where Innovate Awarding can help. We have developed a new suite of employability qualifications that are designed for training providers to be able to offer short courses to meet the needs of young people who are looking to retrain and build a career in a new sector. All of our retraining courses are designed to meet the requirements of the Government’s Plan for Jobs to make sure that you can take advantage of available funding. 


Changing career is a big decision but with the right training resources learners can successfully make the switch to a new career. Our job training courses are regulated by Ofqual and are designed to help you provide flexible courses for young people to give them the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to land a job and start building a successful career. 


Whether you are new to delivering qualifications or are just looking to work with a new awarding organisation, at Innovate Awarding we work with colleges, employers, recruiters and job centres to help them deliver accredited training courses. We currently have a total of nine different employability job training courses available which include: 


  • IAO Level 2 Award in Employability and Personal Development
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Personal Development 
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in the Social Care Sector
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Business Administration
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Warehousing and Logistics
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Digital Industries
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Sales and Marketing
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate for Transition to Working in Retail


All our qualifications have been designed to support learners and give them the skills they need to transition into a new job in their chosen sector. Combining employability skills and knowledge with sector-specific content our job training courses will help learners gain a recognised qualification and start building a career in a new industry. 

Follow this link to take you to the Qualifications List page, then look under Employability. 

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Our Level 2 qualifications have been designed to ensure that delivery and assessment are as flexible as possible. Courses can be delivered through a combination of online, workplace or simulated environment depending on which optional units are chosen.


On completion of the transition to employment qualifications, learners will have a regulated qualification that evidences their commitment to their chosen profession. 

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Working with Innovate has been a clear and productive partnership. We have had to respond quickly and proactively to the global pandemic challenges created and Innovate has been able to support us in enabling us to reach our goals.


We are now well equipped to move forward with an exciting learner programme aimed towards learners improving their employability and life skills

Terry Smith
Head of IQA at Aspire Sporting Academy
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As a small business it is important to us to be able to build a relationship with those we work with, Innovate have been great and we cannot rate them highly enough. 


The team are great, professional, friendly and helpful, they provide a personal touch, that sets them apart from others! 


Communication is great, the SV’s are lovely, their visits are supportive and always informative. 

Dawn Martin
Managing Director at New Dawn Training
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We specialise in the Health and Social Care sector and Innovate Awarding is our partner of choice. We have worked with them for a number of years now, as they are very responsive, efficient and always provide support when needed.

Caroline Bartle
CEO at 3SpiritUK
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We have only been working with Innovate for a short time, and we have been extremely impressed with their service.  Innovate Awarding are quick to respond to emails, always helpful with questions and really lovely people to deal with. Our EQA was amazing support for our first sample. We felt very supported and prepared for our first remote sample (which took place over the COVID Disruptions). We feel happy to continue our working partnership with Innovate and we have looked at expanding our offering, using Innovate Awarding as the Awarding Organisation.

Tracey Strong
Vocational Learning Area Manager, St Vincent College
NVQ academy

NVQ Academy has been an Assessment Centre - specialising in providing competence Qualifications for Children Services and the Care Sector - for nearly 25 years and with Innovate for 6 years.


The transition from our previous Awarding Body to Innovate was very smooth and efficient - and our work-based in-house approach has been supported by the team throughout.


During the many changes to the Adult Learning Scene in our time with them - Innovate has remained professional and encouraging with our aims in providing a consistent model.

The majority of our customers have remained fully open during the current Covid-19 situation. During this difficult time Innovate has been able to be flexible to our needs - and support the changing methods and circumstances.

Nicola Ryan-Raine
Academy Director at NVQ Academy

For futher assistance please call us on 0117 314 2800 or email us at
contactus@innovateawarding.org and we'd be more than happy to help.