Job Overview

Job Title: Functional Skills Tutor

Closing Date: 1st April 2017

Base: Sunderland

Salary: From £24,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Hours: 36

Status: Permanent

Job Specification

To plan, deliver and develop functional skills curriculum (Maths, English and ICT ) for learners on various programmes enabling the achievement of the recommended level and progressing to one level higher if required.

Job Description

  • To keep updated about changes in policy and practice around Maths, English and ICT (e.g. the current development of Functional Skills) and disseminating this to relevant staff.
  • To support the Course Lead and Programme Manager to achieve business and performance targets.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate Maths, English and ICT as part of the Functional Skills element of the framework by:
    • Producing schemes of work and lesson plans
    • Identifying and developing resources
    • Supporting learners and recording progress
    • Evaluating course satisfaction returns
  • To deliver Functional Skills in both classroom and work base environments.
  • To organise (and where necessary, source) Functional Skills resources.
  • To contribute to ensuring that Functional Skills are offered through a range of delivery modes to meet the needs of learners (e.g. group-based, blended learning) and tests are available in paper-based (if required by the learner) and on-line versions.
  • To ensure that the recording of Functional Skills testing is undertaken accurately and monitor achievement across subjects, levels and programmes.
  • To devise individual learning plans by taking into consideration various learning styles and individual learner needs.
  • To complete registers and learner records fully and according to requirements.
  • To provide monthly updates on Functional Skills achievements and highlight any issues that would prevent achievement, and ensure that success targets are achieved.
  • To work flexibly in hours of work and over a number of employer sites to facilitate learner engagement and achievement.
  • To evaluate and develop own practice.
  • To be willing to undertake training and development activities that would support the development of the role.
  • To be willing to explore innovative ideas and approaches to delivery and assessment through new technology such as iPads, Apps, Social Media.
  • To undertake all other duties that falls within the scope of the post.


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