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Functional Skills Tutor

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    Skills and Apprenticeships

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    Jade Smith

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    15 days ago

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Functional Skills Coach / Tutor

Coyne Recruitment work with the leading and most reputable organisations across the Skills & Apprenticeship sector. We are proud to support these organisations who are playing a vital role helping the UK recover from Covid-19. We are currently looking to support a fantastic organisation recruit for a highly skilled Functional Skills Tutor.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a personal tutor/mentor to groups of learners in order to train, review, monitor and assess learners. Provide prompt and constructive feedback to learners as soon as possible after any assessment.
  • To plan, prepare, deliver, and evaluate a course(s) of learning for learners as set out in the contract of employment to the agreed number of hours and weeks.
  • To understand and interpret detailed syllabus/course outline information and an initial scheme of work for each course before commencement and update/maintain them as part of the course documentation files.
  • To give subject specialist information, advice, and support to learners as part of teaching duties, including providing learners with advice on progression.
  • To monitor, mark and assess learners’ work and progress and maintain such records as appropriate and to prepare learners for exams and accreditation. To aim to return work within 10 working days as appropriate.
  • To mark the register accurately at the start of each session and use the register in the event of a fire or other emergency.
  • To keep learners’ records as required, including initial assessment and Learning Agreements records; Individual Learning Plans and progress records; exit info for learners leaving a course, wherever possible.
  • To monitor and evaluate courses and to provide feedback to the Centre Head and/or Curriculum department as requested, thus taking responsibility for the quality of your teaching.
  • To ensure that the post holder pays due regard to and fully support policies, including, Safeguarding Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, DDA, Quality Assurance, etc, and carry out the duties required.
  • To attend and contribute to at least two staff and/or curriculum meetings per academic year and a minimum of one staff training day per academic year.
  • To assist with enrolment and recruitment procedures as appropriate.
  • To ensure continuing professional/curriculum development and to participate in training where appropriate, keeping up to date with your own subject(s) as well as national and local developments in adult learning.
  • To contribute to the VSS marketing, promotions, and customer standards whenever possible and providing feedback to the College.
  • To support the Curriculum Manager in the successful operational management of the curriculum area.


  • Qualifications in the subject specialism (to at least Level 3 equivalence), or in-depth knowledge and substantial experience in the subject area as specified in the job description.
  • Teaching qualification* appropriate for working in Post 16 Sector, and/or willingness to undergo further training. (A minimum of a level 3 teaching qualification / 7307 / PTTLS) Preferably hold a recognised Assessor Award (D32, D33, A1, TAQA)
  • Ability to work and communicate at the highest level, to think strategically and to meet KPIs
  • Literacy & Numeracy qualifications at Level 1 or above A good knowledge of IT based systems
  • Experience of coaching/mentoring people with mixed abilities Experience of teaching/training or working with groups of adults in appropriate field.
  • An understanding of the principles underpinning teaching adults, i.e. planning, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of learning. An awareness of different learning strategies and teaching methods suitable for teaching a diverse range of abilities.


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  • Flexible working hours
  • Staff benefits package
  • Joining a fantastic team
  • Staff development opportunities

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