Functional Skills in maths and English

Professional development programme to support the teaching of Functional Skills in maths and English

The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned ccConsultancy and partners to develop and lead professional development courses for teachers of Functional Skills maths and English using a new set of materials, developed by Pye Tait Consulting on behalf of the Foundation, to support the teaching and learning of these qualifications.

The content of the materials is engaging and will help build learner confidence. They’re appropriate to a range of contexts, including 16-19 learners, apprentices, adult returners and learners in prisons, and can be used in both high and low-tech teaching environments.

The offer comprises:

Functional Skills: discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar

The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of new materials to support revised Functional Skills in maths and English. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you make the most of the one day or two CPD programmes which will explore the materials in detail.  Click here for more information and how to book

Supporting Functional Skills (English)

This course will Introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities that may be used to develop learners’ Functional English abilities. Help you to identify how and why context matters when developing learners’ Functional English. Enable you to plan and design differentiated, inclusive Functional English sessions meeting Effective Practice Guidelines for assessment and tracking and help you to support learners to achieve Functional English outcomes.  Click here for more information and how to book

Supporting Functional Skills (Maths)

This course will introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities that may be used to develop learners’ Functional Maths abilities. Help you to identify how and why context matters when developing learners’ Functional maths. Enable you to plan and design differentiated, inclusive Functional maths sessions meeting Effective Practice Guidelines for assessment and tracking and help you to support learners to achieve Functional maths outcomes. Click here for more information and how to book

Supporting Functional Skills: two day customised course

This two day CPD course is customised to address your organisation’s priorities for Functional Skills. Day two will be designed for your Functional Skills team, following a series of diagnostic activities carried out during day one. The course will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your organisation’s Functional Skills offer and identify areas for development. It will help pin-point your teams’ strengths. Click here for more information and how to book

Bookings are now open through the links above. If you can’t find a course or date to suit you, please complete one of the register your interest forms below.

This is a great opportunity to develop and enhance your professional practice, and we expect demand for places to be high so do book soon!

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