Functional Skills Tutor – English

Functional Skills Tutor – English

Helping talent thrive.

It starts with our winning team.

We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers. Our passionate, energetic people deliver an outstanding experience every day to our learners and support the development of our clients’ valuable workforce. 

Working nationally with small and large clients, we develop their talent at all levels. Our apprenticeship programmes integrate seamlessly with our clients’ ways of working, processes and training to support their strategic goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Functional Skills Tutor (English) to join our winning team. Using your passion for learning and development you will deliver innovative teaching and learning to our learners to progress them through their qualification. 

You will guide and coach your learners whilst encouraging
them to complete their planned learning and development tasks throughout their
learning journey to successfully achieve their qualifications.

Further to the above, you will work with the Learning
Support Manager to support the national delivery of functional skills.

We provide a highly competitive salary, as well as great
benefits through Paragon Choices and excellent training and development to
support your progression through our Academy.

Key role

Motivate and drive learners to achieve the
functional skills elements of their learning programme in a timely manner,
through great teaching and learning via both group and 1:1 delivery which will
predominately be remotely

Support the operational teams across the
business to ensure learners complete their initial and diagnostic assessments
and implement effective learning support plans

Support, develop, implement and evaluate
training materials to develop the learner and utilise every opportunity to
support them to achieve their qualification in a timely manner

Support your assigned learners to achieve
functional skill pass rates above national average and minimise resits

Contribute to the tutorial guidance and support
process for learners and colleagues

Maintain and enhance the quality of our learners’ learning experience on their chosen programme of learning

Build and maintain good working relationships
with employers to ensure the learner receives an outstanding experience during
their programme

Undertake initial assessment and reviews with
learners ensuring feedback is acted on appropriately

Use quality improvement approved teaching and
learning resources for the delivery of functional skills

Identify and support the business with changes to awarding organisations’ requirements

Maintain learner records, in line with business
processes and procedures

Book, invigilate and deliver assessments,
delivering developmental feedback based upon the outcomes of the assessment

continuing professional development (CPD) and training, meeting if not
exceeding the requirements of our awarding organisations


Experience, knowledge
and skills required:

Strong experience of teaching Functional Skills
(in your chosen subject area) in a college or training environment

Excellent planning and organisational skills

Track record of building relationships, coaching
and developing others to achieve success

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to maintain confidentiality and the
highest level of integrity

A high level of personal drive and the ability
to meet challenges in a positive way

Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own
workload and flexibility to travel to meet the needs of the business

Knowledge of awarding body requirements for
functional skills assessment, both online and paper based exams

Knowledge of the role functional skills plays in
the apprenticeship standards

Excellent IT skills, including the use of MS

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Energetic and positive with the skills to
energise others


Behaviours and qualifications required:

Minimum of Level 2 qualification in Maths &

Teaching qualification – AiET, CiET, DiET, Cert
Ed or PGCE or achievement of this within two years of appointment

The ability to work both in a team and

Friendly and approachable

Clean driving licence and access to a car
insured for business use

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and have a
guaranteed interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or
discriminated against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum
criteria when you apply and you have informed us in your application that you
have a disability, you will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

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