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Functional Skills Tutor - Central and East of England

Working Days: As agreed
Location: Locations throughout Central and East of England
Contract Type:  Full time/part time/Associate Tutor
Salary Band: £130 – 150 per day

Purpose of the Job

To deliver sessions to employees in the Essex area covering Functional Skills English and Maths at all levels from entry level 2 to level 2.  Teaching, Assessing, supporting and furnishing learners with the required skills to get to their next qualification level in English and Maths.
Enable learners to attain qualifications that will enhance their employment prospects.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Prepare courses, session plans and schemes of work with embedded ICT
  • Work with individuals and groups to agree and keep up to date Individual Learning Plans as appropriate to their needs, supporting them to achieve these goals through regular reviews.
  • Plan, review and deliver practical quality training sessions giving comprehensive instructions to learners.
  • Use a wide range of tools especially e-learning technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment that best fits the individual
  • Monitor attendance, punctuality and progress whilst building portfolios with learners.
  • Promptly mark and assess learners work and cross reference the standards through functional skills criteria
  • Accurately complete all relevant paperwork in line with TCHC procedures as well as awarding bodies
  • Prepare learners for mocks, examinations and assessments
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Assist in meeting company targets, retention, progress and achievement of all learner
  •  Support colleagues and provide cover in the event of staff absence
  • Ensure learners achieve qualifications in line with their Individual Learning Plan
  • Have a good understanding of the Common Inspection Framework
  • Assist in the writing, design and development of programmes / courses and training manuals
  • Comply with Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Prevent and Safeguarding policies and practices and uphold equal opportunities and all other TCHC policies and procedures
  • Undertake necessary in-house training and any training needs identified in the appraisal
  • Work as part of the team and liaise with colleagues on all aspects of the learning.

In addition, the post holder is expected to carry out other reasonable duties, appropriate to their experience and qualifications, to ensure the specification is fulfilled.  
Enhanced DBS checks will be a requirement for this position

Skills and Attributes


Essential Desirable
English and mathematics GCSE Grade C or above or NVQ Level 2 in English and Maths x  
PTLLS, Certificate of Education or PGCE qualification x  
Knowledge / Technical Skills x  
Must be a car owner / driver and be prepared to travel where the business dictates    
Experience of having delivered Functional Skills in English and Maths across all levels x  
Experience and proven track record of providing tailored support to learners with issues and barriers to learning x  
Experience of reviewing performance against targets and recording in a methodical method x  
Experience of reviewing and updated Individual Learning plans against performance x  
Be fully conversant with safeguarding and Prevent policies and procedures x  
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint – intermediate competency required x  
 Use of e-learning technologies that support teaching, learning and assessment    x
A proven, successful track record of achieving Functional Skills qualifications with groups in a timely manner as set out in a learner’s Individual Learning Plan x  
Personal Attributes    
Excellent communication skills – pleasant and professional manner - well-spoken – clear, intelligible; good standard of written communication – grammar and spelling x  
The ability to motivate and build a rapport with individuals to help them progress x  
Excellent communication skills – pleasant and professional manner - well-spoken – clear, intelligible; good standard of written communication – grammar and spelling x  
The ability to motivate and build a rapport with a diverse group of individuals x  
Discretion & Confidentiality – must be able to demonstrate and exercise discretion and confidentiality in terms of all data and data subjects; high level of sensitivity to and awareness of parameters of role, as well team and wider relationships x  
Organisation & Motivation – able to work in a structured manner, prioritising tasks and coping with peaks and troughs calmly and responsibly, and to target x  
Flexible, adaptable and resourceful – ability to respond according to tasks and situations appropriately as they arise x  
Commitment & Time-Keeping – able to demonstrate full attendance and punctuality within the designated hours of the role x  
Personal Appearance – Smart and presentable at all times x  

This is an initial outline and will be reviewed as part of our Continuous Professional Development process.

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or post to HR, TCHC, Gresham House, 53 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1LA quoting which position you are applying for.

TCHC is an equality and diversity employer, and is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees.