Functional Skills maths for Team Leaders / Supervisors

Team leaders / supervisors apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. The end-point assessment is the final part of the new apprenticeship standards in the United Kingdom. According to the standards: A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities […]

How to pass Functional Skills Tip 3: Emphasise the importance of developing good English and mathematical skills

Leaders and managers do not emphasise the importance of developing good English and mathematical skills linked to the apprentices’work. The planning and delivery of training to develop apprentices’English and mathematical skills are poor. Coaches do not pay enough attention to the development of English and mathematics skills and knowledge. Therefore, apprentices do not improve their […]

How to pass Functional Skills Tip 2: Coach frequently

Make sure that your learners are coached often. This increases their chances of success in the Functional Skills exams. Leaders do not have a clearly defined approach to develop apprentices’ English, mathematics and digital skills. As a result, apprentices do not receive frequent tuition and coaching in these subjects. Consequently, apprentices do not improve their […]

How to pass Functional Skills Tip 1: Provide early support

Recent Ofsted reports offered quite candid insigts on how to prepare your apprentices for the Functional Skills exams: Do: Provide early support Apprentices who are required to take functional skills examinations in English, mathematics or information and communication technology use online learning packages and workbooks to preparefor examinations. Trainer-assessors provide support, but this is too […]