Functional Skills Tutor


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Job Category
Teaching Assesor | Skills, Training and Support
£24,000.00 - £26,000.00 per annum
Closing date
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Total hours per week



We are looking for a skilled tutor that will help learners apply Functional Skills in a real, vocational, and practical way to support their studies and workplace aspirations. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering on our Traineeship provision where our learners are all on a short and intensive journey to find an apprenticeship.


The successful candidate will deliver and develop a range of resources dedicated to helping individuals improve their core Maths and English to help them achieve a level 1 or level 2 qualification, meeting the needs of employers and learners, to the standards set by awarding bodies.


Delivery of these programmes will be a combination of 121 face to face and remote visits and will also include group teaching and learning sessions.




Main Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Organise and deliver Functional Skills up to level 2 in English and Maths for young people through a blended learning approach including the use of digital based delivery models in group sessions or on a 1-1 basis for young people.
  2. Engagement with learners to deliver quality teaching and learning programmes. Meeting KPIs set for timely achievers and leavers.
  3. Deliver qualifications in accordance with the Quality Assurance process.
  4. Contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of traineeship resources and processes
  5. Ensure monthly KPIs are met relating to the traineeship contract.
  6. Carry out initial assessments and action plans for each young person and monitor their progress through regular contact
  7. Effectively maintain a caseload of learners (at agreed and specified levels).
  8. Individualise programmes to meet the needs of employers to ensure learners develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours which impact positively for the employer
  9. Highlight and where appropriate deal with learner issues and provide focussed learner support and identifying and providing additional learning support where required.
  10. Develop and use a range of techniques and resources tailored to learner’s individual needs – supporting them throughout their learner journey towards successful achievement and completion of qualifications.
  11. Work with the direct line manager to maintain and improve IXION’s quality of delivery across all programmes – including success rates, observations of learning, performance management and taking part in Principal Verifier visits which relate to awards.
  12. Take an active part in Team and Standardisation meetings
  13. Take an active role in preparation toward Ofsted inspections as well as taking part in Inspections as requested
  14. Maintain effective and accurate administration, recording of information, producing reports as required, updating MI Systems and adhering to the Data Protection Act and confidentiality procedures at all times
  15. Ensure all quality and compliance systems, processes and guidelines are followed as part of the day to day activity ensuring compliance errors are kept to a minimum to ensure the business is risk free