Christine has been involved with Functional Skills since the pilot stages in 2007 and supported the transition from Key Skills to Functional Skills within a range of Apprenticeship and 14+ provision. In 2008 she became an Associate Trainer with the Functional Skills Support Programme delivering a full range of transitional CPPD to providers across all sectors.
Within an Independent Training Provider, Christine was instrumental in championing the early adoption of Functional Skills across all provision offered resulting in a successful and full transition from Key Skills by September 2012. Following integration with a National Provider, Christine supported the staff training and increased quality assurance required to ensure that high quality provision was retained and above average first time pass rates maintained.
Christine has been actively involved with the various phases of development and consultation completed to achieve the new Functional Skills specifications and believes strongly that early adoption of the new specifications and planning for implementation will support a smooth transition to the new requirements, minimising the negative impact on learner pass and achievement rates.