Functional Skills Teacher

Posted 01/07/2024 by National Skills Agency

Basildon, Essex

Our client is looking for passionate individual to support learners through the delivery of Functional Skills who is looking for a career progression in education. If you don’t currently hold a teaching or assessing qualification, they are able to support you through the appropriate qualifications and assessments.

As a Functional Skills  Tutor, you will be responsible for planning and teaching the Functional Skills curriculum, as well as differentiation, and will be required to ensure work is marked, records are kept, and assessment is on-going, ensuring all learners are ready for exams and maintaining a high level of successful pass rates.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Create effective schemes of works that clearly supports the learning process of individuals
  • Prepare and develop innovative lesson plans, designing and delivering group activities
  • Diagnose learner’s literacy, numeracy and ICT needs and requirements by using various diagnostic testing and mock tests
  • Deliver training to individuals and groups following the programme curriculum, setting objectives and targets for achievement
  • Provide one to one support to learners where necessary
  • Manage small groups of learners
  • Provide appropriate encouragement, guidance, and support to learners to help them progress
  • Manage any behaviour issues that arise, with support from the centre manager
  • Prepare and submit up to date assessments of learners, across all relevant activities
  • Monitor and maintain appropriate paperwork and records of progress and to report all cases of learner sickness and absence
  • Complete review paperwork and record learners' progress
  • Follow the education inspection framework.
  • Undertake regular CPD and record it using company documents.
  • Undertake qualifications where suitable as part of your own learning and development.
  • Take proactive approaches to ensure Safeguarding and Prevent is embedded into the delivery and ensure issues are raised accordingly, in line with Safeguarding Policy using the appropriate recording and reporting tools.
  • Prepare for and attend monthly caseload review meetings with your line manager
  • Prepare for and attend standardisation meetings as instructed by Quality Assurance
  • Ongoing management and administration tasks relating to the CRM and ePortfolio systems, including but not limited to session planning, logging results and providing feedback to learners
  • Liaise with relevant team members to ensure learners achieve their targets and progress into appropriate outcomes
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other external organisations involved with the service and learners
  • Attend monthly team meetings with line manager to discuss feedback


  • Qualified to DTLLS/Cert Ed/ PGCE (or equivalent), (desirable)
  • Qualified to PTLLS AET/ CTLLS (or equivalent)
  • Assessor qualifications (desirable)
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade C or above, essential

Paul Feldman is the National Skills Agency Data Protection Officer. Your data will be stored until notice is given by you for it to be removed. Our Data Protection Policy will be forwarded to you on request. As we get a high number of applications we may be unable to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates. We will retain your details to  keep you informed of other opportunities. National Skills Agency Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy and is an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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