Functional English: the nuts and bolts
The introduction of Functional Skills into apprenticeship frameworks, their endorsement as a replacement for Skills for Life qualifications and the inclusion of Mathematics and English as the core of new Programmes of Study for full time 16-19 learners, means that more and more tutors need to understand how the Functional English qualifications can be delivered and are assessed. This course has been designed to equip new and aspiring practitioners with the ‘nuts and bolts’ they need to be more confident in delivering Functional English in classroom and workplace settings.
Who is the course for?
Apprenticeship and work-based learning providers moving from Key Skills to Functional Skills
Practitioners who are responsible for the delivery of Functional English
Vocational practitioners who wish to embed Functional English into their teaching
Managers who are responsible for the development of staff who will be delivering Functional English
What is the course aim?
Participants will be more secure in their knowledge and understanding of Functional English qualifications and be more confident in delivering the subject.
What are the course objectives?
To introduce a range of approaches for delivering Functional English in a classroom setting, the workplace and in the community
To ensure delegates understand the key aspects of Functional Skills assessment methodology
To give delegates more confidence in their own English skills
How will participants benefit?
Having access to the latest tools and strategies to improve and assist in the teaching of Functional English
Developing a network of like-minded teaching professionals
Leaving the workshop with a toolkit of techniques to deliver Functional English
What is the content of the course?
||The current climate for Functional English Current practice – how delegates are supporting learners
Use of initial/diagnostic assessment and other resources available for supporting English skills development
||Standard, coverage and range for English reading
Establish what to teach and how to teach
Reading for understanding assessment requirements
How to embed reading into other aspects of a learners programme
||Standard, coverage and range for English writing
Establish key issues with teaching English writing
Input on writing skills
Look at types and styles of writing
Review exercises to improve writing skills
Delegates produce a piece of free writing and review
||Standard, coverage and range for English SLC Assessment: address manageability issues, naturally-occurring evidence, documentation
||Summary of the day Action plan
The course will be delivered as a one day workshop.
It is expected that applicants will have or be working towards a level two qualification in English.
Delegates will receive a CPD certificate.
The course is £175 - there is a discount for multiple bookings and for delegates who book for both the English and Mathematics ‘nuts and bolts’ courses.
Location and start date
Courses are available throughout the year, depending on demand. Current dates are:
If you would like to discuss offering this course in house, do contact us.
How to book
||Duration and Price
the nuts and bolts
|A course packed full of hints and tips for those who are teaching or supporting learners who are taking Functional Mathematics
||One day course £175
|A course for advanced practitioners that will allow them to both secure knowledge and understanding of English and be confident in delivering the subject
||Four full-day workshops £750
|An introductory course that will enable aspiring tutors to experience Level 2 Functional Skills English from initial assessment to final assessment
||Two day course - free for qualifying delegates
Start date to suit organisation
|Embedding Functional Skills into Vocational Learning
||A course for vocational tutors who are supporting the development of Functional Skills
||One day course
Start date to suit organisation