What we do
At Sweet, we design innovative and engaging resources for secondary school students across the UK. We are best known for our Personal Growth and Wellbeing (PGW) resource, which supports the delivery of BTEC Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Personal Growth and Wellbeing.
Sweet prides itself on providing comprehensive support to our centres. When you come on board with Sweet, you don’t just get the PGW resource. Once you register your learners with us, we provide you with loads of supporting materials, such as schemes of work, PowerPoints, starters, and plenaries. This saves teaching staff valuable planning and preparation time.
We also provide a fully managed service which includes administration, registration, verification, accreditation, and certification responsibilities, Internal Quality Assurance meetings, ongoing support and centre visits. In other words, we take care of everything but the teaching!
We also have a multitude of extra, FREE worksheets on the Sweet website! All of our worksheets are linked to key awareness events and celebrations, such as Black History Month, Pride and Mental Health Day. The worksheets can be used as standalone resources, and can also be used to support the delivery of the PGW qualification, as they are closely linked to the themes in each unit.
To find out more about the PGW resource and BTEC qualification, click here!
Interested in coming on board? Arrange an initial, no-obligation conversation with one of our lovely team members.
Who we are
The Sweet team are all educational professionals and have a wealth of knowledge and experience as teachers, tutors and department heads. This gives us a genuine understanding of schools' needs and requirements, and means that we are always on hand to help with your queries and support you in your delivery of Sweet.
Find out more about the Sweet team here.
History of Sweet
In 2009, Cardiff based training provider ACT identified a need for materials, resources and training days to re-engage their traineeship learners with the actual act of learning. For some young people, their experiences of schools or education had been negative ones for a number of different reasons. The Managing Director of ACT, Andrew Cooksley felt passionate about the issue, and commissioned a resource and training to help learners identify barriers, and work through solutions.
As the resource progressed and grew, the name Sweet was created, an acronym for Succeeding Within Education, Employment and Training. The passion behind Sweet was that every child or young person should want to succeed in life, and should have the opportunity and skills to do so.
ACT introduced the Sweet programme across all of their centres, and Sweet the company was born! The Sweet resource was then trialled with two Key Stage 4 classes at a school in Wales. The pupils selected were predominantly experiencing difficulties with attendance and behaviour and were not engaged with school life. It was at this point that Sweet began to map the resources against a qualification for learners to gain credit for their work and to provide motivation for completing the work. Soon enough, Sweet started having a huge impact on academic achievement and attendance in school.
The Sweet resource was quickly endorsed by Pearson, and was able to fully support their BTEC Level 1 and 2 qualification in Personal and Social Development. The resource was also mapped against the Skills Certificate of the Welsh Baccalaureate. This led to huge growth, as most schools in Wales started to use Sweet, with centres in England also coming on board.
Sweet has continued to grow over the years, and we now work with more than 12,000 pupils and 200 centres across England and Wales. These centres include secondary schools, colleges, pupil referral units, youth services, mental health hospitals, care homes and more. Our Personal Growth and Wellbeing resource is our most popular resource to date, so why not take a look for yourself and start your Sweet journey today!