Pearson Functional Skills Tutor in Reading, United Kingdom
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Responsible for delivering English, Mathematics and ICT Functional Skills qualifications to the Army’s Royal Engineer soldiers and delivery across other Pearson TQ Work Based Learning contracts. This is a peripatetic role and will involve delivering Functional Skills programmes of learning remotely and at various Pearson TQ and employer sites.
TQ Education & Training (part of the Pearson Group) is a provider of outsourced training services to the UK Ministry of Defence, other public sector organisations and private companies both in the UK and overseas. This role will support Functional Skills delivery as part of the Army Royal Engineer Apprenticeship contract with the MoD but will work across all Pearson TQ contracts.
Teaching English, Mathematics and/or ICT Functional Skills qualifications at levels 1 and 2, including conducting initial assessments, diagnostic assessments and administering exams
Manage Functional Skills caseload to ensure learners complete in a timely manner
Provide remote learning support and motivate learners in their studies
Complete Speaking and Listening assessments at levels 1 and 2, including the recording of assessments and completion of Awarding Body paperwork
Complete Tutor Rationale and Programme Plans with each learner to outline the level of Functional Skills to be completed and the course topics to be studied
Complete Learning Session Records with each learner to document progress made and the learner journey
Liaise with the Regimental Admin Office in the identification, diagnosis and support of learners with additional learning support needs
Undertake learner reviews and update Individual learning plans (ILPs), documenting progress made and the learner journey
Undertake other specified duties including course/resource development, learner induction, tutorial support and associated administrative tasks
Have available an up-to-date syllabus, schemes of work and lesson plans (showing methods of delivery) for each course/class taught
Prepare and use suitable teaching and learning materials for a range of courses/classes which take into account differentiation and individual learning styles
Use a range of appropriate delivery methodologies
Maintain accurate records as required for examinations, all assessed work and report on learner progress when required
To provide relevant Functional Skills statistical data to the management team
Follow all agreed Quality Assurance Systems and Risk Management systems and comply with all policies and procedures e.g. Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities and ensure that these policies are followed
Undertake appropriate staff development activities that support personal development, ensuring your own teaching practice conforms with standards
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Relevant teaching qualification e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE or DTLLS
A minimum level 2 qualification in English, Mathematics and/or ICT
Experience of delivering Functional Skills (English, Mathematics and/or ICT) up to level 2
Experience of providing remote support to learners using a range of delivery methods, including the use of technology e.g. Zoom
Ability to embrace and develop practical and innovative delivery models for Functional Skills
Ability to adopt contextualised Functional Skills delivery techniques to engage learners
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
Flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic
Full, current driving license
Car owner, with a willingness to use on Pearson TQ business as required (mileage allowance payable)
This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and applicants will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.
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Job: LEARNING DELIVERY
Organization: Workforce Skills
Req ID: 7799