TRAIN THE TRAINER - Functional SKills English

Virtual Workshop

Friday, 11 December and Monday, 14 December 2020 | 09:30 - 12:30 on both days




These interactive 2 x half day workshops will explore, with a view to fully understand, the requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional English. The content is designed to support staff who are delivering Functional Skills English confidently, in order to further develop their skills and support capacity building for English delivery within their organisation.

The virtual workshop content will explore:

  • The skill and knowledge requirements for each Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills English.
  • The impact of phonics learning and knowledge for the spelling requirements within end assessment and develop strategies to support and deliver training.
  • How to develop learners towards competence for all 3 units.
  • Different approaches for developing the required English Skills to Level 2 and beyond.
  • How to recognise when learners are ready for final assessment with each aspect of Functional Skills English and be able to demonstrate the skills required consistently.
  • The challenges and misconceptions that form barriers to learning in English.
  • How to develop the confidence and competence to support English programme development and delivery.
  • How to support less confident staff within their organisations.

Following completion of the virtual workshop you will receive a CPD certificate issued by Creating Excellence. This will include a section for your own personal reflections and key questions.



the virtual workshop takes place across two days. due to the nature of the workshop some of the content will not be recorded and delegates will be asked to partICIPATE throughout the two sessions.

THe VIRTUAL WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE PLATFORM ZOOM. PLEASE ensure your device supports zoom before booking, to test your device, Click here.

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Tutors/ Trainers/ Teachers/ Practitioners delivering Functional Skills who feel confident with their own Functional Skills English to Level 2 and supporting learners with their development towards successful completion of Functional Skills English end assessment.

Delegates would typically be employed within organisations that deliver Functional Skills English to Apprentices where vocational delivery teams/staff do not feel confident to support learners with their English development or where capacity for more confident delivery and integration of English into programmes.

Typically organisations delivering Apprenticeships where English is supported as part of the main programme and capacity with English subject specialists does not fully meet the demand will benefit e.g. Independent Training Providers/ Colleges/ Employer Providers

Please note that these workshop sessions are updated from the successful face to face workshops completed in 2019 with a slight shift to support online delivery, as well as face to face.

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