Functional Skills Coach

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Tutor / Trainer, Key Skills / Skills for Life, Work Based Learning, Government Funded Training, Functional Skills
South East England
West Sussex
West Sussex
£19,000 to £23,000 per annum
V Training Recruitment
Job Ref:

Functional Skills Coach
West Sussex
Salary: Negotiable up to £23,000
Mileage paid at 45p from home
Benefits package
Full Time / Permanent Role


Our client is a leading UK Training Provider Organisation who offer a range of programs including Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Distance learning courses. 
Due to ongoing growth, this organisation has a new vacancy for a Functional Skills Coach in the West Sussex region.
The Functional Skills Coach will be responsible for the pastoral support and delivery of outstanding teaching and learning for learners. Ensuring as many learners achieve their Functional Skills qualifications as possible and supporting additional learning needs using a range of teaching and coaching methods embracing digital technology.  
Applicants must have experience of delivering Maths and English to Level 2, and experience with ALS is preferred.
The role will involve travelling around the West Sussex region, delivering training in Learners workplaces. 


Knowledge and Desirable experience:

  • Experience teaching and/or supporting NEET learners
  • Understanding of complex safeguarding needs 
  • Working knowledge of supporting ALS and Functional Skills learners 
  • Experience in developing lesson plans, content and curriculum to deliver training with a focus on Functional Skills and addressing additional learning needs
  • Experience in working with learners with mental ill health and or Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Desirable Qualifications

  • Level 4 Certificate in Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (or equivalent)
  • Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidence
  • Full driving licence (mandatory) 
  • Relevant teaching qualification
  • Level 2 English and maths


  • Counselling & Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Organisational skills and a sound attention to detail 
  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology with strong IT skills in Microsoft office, learner management systems and Virtual learning environments
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication
  • Excellent numeracy
  • Ability to manage targets and deadlines 
  • Positive influencing


  • Work in partnership with Vocational Coaches to support effective delivery to learners
  • Ensure all learners in your team have completed the diagnostic assessments to gain an understanding of both Functional Skills and SEN needs. Carry out the diagnostics where appropriate. 
  • Manage a caseload of SEN and Functional Skills learners to ensure they have the appropriate support to complete all qualifications.
  • Research and make use of special facilities and/or equipment to remove barriers to learning and fully utilise tools such as Do-it-Profiler and BKSB.
  • Undertake exam invigilation, in-line with company policy, and ensure special measures are implemented for eligible learners with ALS ensuring awarding body compliance 
  • Support learners to achieve their qualifications in accordance with agreed targets and timescales.  
  • Deliver high quality teaching, coaching, assessing through blended learning to verifying skills, knowledge and competence of learners
  • Be accountable for the accurate tracking and reporting of learner progress against plan using digital portfolio 
  • Conduct timely progress reviews with all learner in your caseload in line with delivery model and stakeholder requirements 
  • Work with Curriculum Managers to develop a wide range of resources to support learners with ALS and Functional Skills needs.
  • Encourage and motivate learners to achieve targets
  • Actively participate with external stakeholders such as audit reviews or quality inspections 
  • Promote a positive and professional image of the company and all of the services it delivers through excellent customer service

Keywords: Functional Skills Coach, Funtional Skills Tutor, English Tutor, Maths Tutor, Work Based Learning, Apprenticeships

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
V Training Recruitment
Tel: 01332869371
Fax: 1332869371
Contact: Applications Team

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