Functional Skills Tutor

Learning Curve Group
Corby, UK
31 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This role requires you to have a deep understanding of functional skills and a real desire to transform our learners' lives and help employers to grow their business. As one of our Functional Skills Tutors you will be working as part of a larger successful team. You will be required to work independently and within a team visiting learners at a variety of sites within your region.You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality teaching, learning and assessment of functional skills. The goal is to ensure learners gain the new knowledge and skills required to pass their functional skills tests and are ultimately successful in obtaining their qualification in a timely manner. You'll need these important qualities: Passion for teaching learning Personable and engaging Organised and self-reliant Enthusiastic and professional It is essential that you have excellent experience of delivering functional skills preferably to learners in the workplace and hold the appropriate level of qualification to meet Awarding Organisation requirements. We offer a full induction and training package to our new staff, so you very quickly feel part of the team. As an essential car user, you must hold a full UK driving licence, be a confident and able driver, have access to your own vehicle and have the right to live and work in the UK.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Guide and support learners and their employers in the effective pursuit of their functional skills individual learning programme and progression planning
  • Adhere to organisational and funding requirements for completion of induction paperwork
  • Maintain regular contact with learners and deliver high quality learning and development
  • Monitor and review programme activity and standards to ensure funding and Awarding Organisation guidelines are met and comprehensive records of participation and outcomes are kept
  • Ensure all learner records and reporting are kept up to date and provided in a timely manner to support management reporting and audit requirements
  • Undertake regular progress reviews and offer guidance to learners on how to improve performance
  • Attend regular team meetings and Moderation/validation workshops
  • Gain feedback from learners and employers through focus groups, surveys and verbal feedback as appropriate and contribute to course evaluation
  • Interpret guidelines, effectively plan, implement and review training programmes and assessment tools for nationally accredited qualifications
  • Ensure timely achievements are met, including retention and achievement targets by implementing strategies and supporting learners in self-esteem and confidence-building activities
  • Provide robust exit advice to learners as they set personal goals for career progression
  • Support transition activities for learners moving to higher level courses or on to Further Education
  • Collaborate with the English and Maths Manager (Flexible Learning) and the Business Support Director and pursue opportunities for growth by developing industry links for education and training delivery and promotion of Learning Curve Group's range of current programmes and services
  • Represent the organisation on public occasions, such as recruitment events and to promote the best interests of the organisation by creating a positive impression of the organisation
  • Maintain strong links with their team members, ensuring all activity is complementary and utilises the existing knowledge, expertise, resources and industry business links within our organisation
  • Manage your own continued professional development through undertaking relevant training and sharing of best practice

Essential Criteria:

Good level of IT Skills Qualified in English and Mathematics to at least level 2 Subject Specialism in either English or Mathematics, eg: Level, subject specific degree, Cert.Ed. or equivalent. Teaching qualification eg: Cert.Ed. Experience of working in the training/education sector Knowledge of qualifications and awarding organisation standards An ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people Ability to manage a constant workload with conflicting demands to achieve timely targets Ability to work effectively as a member of a team Commitment to high professional and personal standards of work and of conduct Flexible approach to working hours, may include evenings and weekends

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