Functional Skills Tutor

Creative Sport & Leisure South West England United Kingdom Sport and Leisure

The role of Functional Skills tutor is to carry out all duties in accordance with the Common Inspection Framework (2017) requirements, the LLUK Overarching Professional Standards for Teachers, Tutors and Trainers in the Lifelong learning Sector (2010) and the National Occupational Standards for Learning Delivery (2010).

The tutor will work towards and achieve targets set by CSL and the EFA relating to all aspects of the Foundation Learning and Study Programme frameworks, by delivering Functional Skills in the subject areas of Maths and English, with ICT embedded in all sessions. Contextualisation to employability, PSD and vocational subject areas is required.

Ensure the safety of staff and learners in accordance with CSL’s Health & Safety, Welfare and Safeguarding Policy.


Main Duties & Responsibilities (General)

  • Achieve company KPI’s and Individual Performance Plan.
  • Create conditions which will help to develop the abilities, skill and confidence of each learner.
  • Empathise with, engage and motivate learners across all programmes.
  • Plan embedded learning for groups and individuals.
  • Planning and delivering Functional Skills for Traineeships (M/E/Employability) over a 6 week period.
  • Supporting and understanding of learners with social/educational learning needs.
  • Plan and deliver lessons with appropriate teaching and learning strategies, resources and assessments. Functional Skills Entry level – level 2 and GCSE English and or Maths
  • Organising and planning visits to apprentices in the workplace to deliver maths and English
  • Liaising with employers when necessary to facilitate visits and feedback regarding learner progress
  • Develop delivery in order to maximise progression opportunities for learners including the Blended learning approach (Go2 and e-FS) – Setting work tasks and monitoring learner’s progress through Dynamic Learning.
  • Regularly assess learners work to awarding body and Ofsted CIF criteria.
  • Monitor and record learner progress and achievement to support the learners’ ability.
  • Set regular targets (SMART), and carry out regular learner reviews
  • Ensuring completion of initial assessments and diagnostics
  • Planning/facilitating exams (through Professional standards Manager M/E). Invigilating exams where necessary.
  • Facilitating speaking, listening and communication exams and recording and writing up evidence
  • Planning and delivering short workshops (potentially before exams for learners on study programmes)
  • Maintain attendance registers and update as required and keep learner records accurate and up to date following compliance with funding body and Ofsted requirements.
  • Managing resources and ensuring the security of equipment and materials.
  • Staff should conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and must abide by all CSL policies.
  • To be prepared to travel to teach learners in different settings.
  • To carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.


Training and Personal Development

  • CSL has a training strategy and all staff are expected to participate in training where appropriate.
  • Support and review sessions should be used to identify any training opportunities/needs and plan future training.
  • To work towards and maintain own English, Maths (and ICT) skills, with at least one of either Maths or English to be held at Level 3 or above and a minimum of Level 2 working towards L3 for your second subject (Maths / English).
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of your own CPD and to keep a reflective log of any CPD activities as appropriate.
  • All staff should be appropriately qualified in their main delivery area(s).
  • An enhanced DBS check is a mandatory requirement for all staff.




Personnel Specification






  •  Relevant Functional Skills or Maths and English experience as appropriate for area of delivery.
  • Teaching experience in 14-19 provision.
  • At least two years experience of delivering training or supporting young people (16-18), some of whom may have demonstrated attitude and or behaviour problems.

Qualifications & Training

  • Full Teaching Qualification i.e. Cert Ed, C&G 7307, CTLLS, DTLLS
  • Level 3 English and/or Maths with at least Level 2* in the second subject area. (*CPD to L3 in second subject will be required).
  • ICT L2
  • Level 5 English or Level 5 Maths Specialism.
  • IAG qualification.


  • To work to deadlines and under pressure.
  • To deal effectively with challenging behaviour.
  • To work flexibly and to have a creative approach to meeting targets.
  • To build successful relationships with other staff, students and third parties.
  • The motivation to encourage high levels of achievement.


Job Circumstances

(eg mobility / late / early working)

  • Full clean driving licence
  • Willingness to travel to different areas to deliver to learners.
  • 35 hours per week including travel to learner locations.