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Functional Skills Tutor Full Time

at Pathway Group Walsall in Walsall (Published at 18-05-2021)


Pathway Group is constantly seeking to improve the quality of our service to our learners. We seek experienced quality driven individuals who can help us on our journey.


This role is perfect for somebody passionate about Changing Lives through Skills and Work by tutoring and mentoring learners through the Functional Skills requirements to achieve their qualification.


To plan and deliver Functional Skills interactions associated with learners on courses within agreed subject areas. This includes the development of the learning experience, its delivery, assessment and the progress of learners on the course.

To provide high-quality education and training for learners needing to develop their Functional Skills, as part of their main vocational studies.

To assist in the development and delivery of new courses with Functional English, mathematics and ICT.


As a Functional Skills Tutor/Mentor your responsibilities will be to:

  • To ensure compliance with the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Children and Adults policy
  • To deliver high-quality learning with successful outcomes related to functional Maths, English & ICT, meeting the needs of learners and organisational priorities.
  • To develop and implement programmes of embedded learning which provides learners with functional skills relevant to their vocational and employment needs.
  • To contribute to the broader delivery of Functional Skills learning, through additional (support) teaching of Functional Maths, English, ICT, employability and/or life-skills.
  • To advise and mentor vocational tutors on the embedding and assessment of functional skills, as taught in their vocational programmes.
  • To support vocational tutors in the development of their own Functional Skills.
  • Maintain delivery standards equivalent to or higher than a good as per the education inspection framework, striving for outstanding.
  • Establish strategies for dealing with poor attendance, punctuality, behaviour and class performance as well as keeping registers and other student information as required by funding rules and for statistical purposes
  • Deliver effective IAG during the qualification to support learners onto their next steps, including opportunities within further education and/or progression within employment


To be successful in the role of Functional Skills Tutor/Mentor you will have:

  • Commitment to CPD/professional development/safeguarding
  • Minimum Level 3 professional teaching qualification (PTLLS teaching qualification or equivalent)
  • GCSE Grade A*-C in English, math?s and IT or equivalent
  • IAG minimum level 3 Qualification
  • Occupational competence in delivering Functional Skills
  • An understanding of curriculum design and assessment
  • Up to date knowledge of the education inspection framework


  • The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable with a willingness to support our learners.
  • Be passionate about making a difference
  • Experience of 1:1 based delivery as well as larger group sessions
  • Ability to work independently demonstrating initiative and proactivity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate concerns, complex/contentious issues in a diplomatic manner that does not offend or escalate
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities, work under pressure, work to tight deadlines and be flexible
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels across the Company and with external stakeholders and committed to teamwork
  • Be an excellent learning mentor providing support and guidance to help our learners succeed
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage difficult situations
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Smart appearance and professional attitude
  • Available immediately


You will have the opportunity to work for a leading independent training provider within the skills sector who have a strong brand and reputation of changing lives through skills and work

  • Flexibility and autonomy to do your job
  • Offers work-life balance
  • 23 days annual leave plus Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Laptop
  • Mobile Phone
  • Staff Appreciation Day (monthly)
  • Work for an organisation with a genuine commitment to Employee Wellbeing

You must have eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted. If your address and contact details are not on your CV, you will not be considered.
Pathway Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

  • The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00-£28,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Do you have a valid GCSE Grade A*-C in English, math?s and IT or equivalent?
  • Do you have a valid Level 3 professional teaching qualification?
  • Do you have a valid Information, Advice and Guidance Level 3 Qualification?


  • teaching: 1 year (preferred)
  • tutoring: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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