In partnership with Unitas, a charity dedicated to improving outcomes for young people, Pearson Publishing has developed the first of a series of apps providing core course materials for the Youth Justice Effective Practitioner Certificate (YJEPC).
The app is available via Pearson Publishing's new mobile learning system nimbl.
The first YJEPC app, Engaging Young People, is designed for practitioners working with young people in the youth justice system, and offers support and guidance on methods to sustain the engagement of individuals and groups of young people. The app provides a wealth of video resources and activities based on solid academic research and principles. The first group of learners have already begun using the app on smart devices to work through their course, and many more practitioners will be able to benefit as more resources become available.
Commenting on the YJEPC app, Martin Stephenson, Chief Executive, Unitas said:
"We believe the use of the nimbl system for both practitioners and young people in Youth Justice will bring about a step-change in engagement due to its accessibility and brilliant design.
Integrated mobile learning is the future of staff development and nimbl will lead the way in Youth Justice."
George Pearson, Pearson Publishing, said:
"Helping Unitas to take advantage of the nimbl system is an exciting extension of our partnership, with the future for further collaboration looking bright.”
Notes to editors:
The nimbl system has been developed by Pearson Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK which is quite separate from and unrelated to Pearson Education and Pearson Plc.
Further information: www.nimbl.uk/partners
Claire Southgate, [email protected], 01223 350555
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Pearson Publishing, on Thursday 19 June, 2014. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/