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Come and join a successful Functional Skills Department!

Rochdale Training has been providing Apprenticeship training for employers and learners since 1966. Recently rated GOOD in all areas by Ofsted, we are proud of our strong relationships with employers who offer Apprenticeship, Functional Skills, and work placements across Greater Manchester.


Main Purpose of the Job:

To deliver Functional Skills in English up to and including level 2.

Key Tasks:

  • To initially assess and diagnose the Functional Skills requirements of individual learners via Century
  • To complete all compliance documentation in a timely manner
  • To deliver Functional Skills in English following an individualised learner SOW tailored to the diagnostic outcome
  • To deliver outside normal working hours, when required
  • To deliver in the classroom and on the employer premises, as required
  • To attend at least two Standardisation meetings per academic year
  • To be responsible for a caseload of functional skills learners from IAG through to completion
  • Co-ordinate learner exams in line with Company Procedure
  • To co-operate and liaise with the EQA IQA and other relevant bodies e.g. ESFA and Ofsted, as required
  • Ensure CPD is updated and maintained
  • To work with the Quality Department to continuously develop the delivery of Functional Skills for both the standalone and apprenticeship provision
  • To keep documents up to date and maintain confidentiality
  • To complete Awarding Body documentation, registration and certification when required
  • To complete registers and to report absences
  • To encourage and motivate the learners and to build confidence in the subject area
  • To promote Equality and Diversity
  • To be committed to the safeguarding/prevention and welfare of all learners
  • To share Functional Skills resources with training staff
  • To attend staff training
  • Use the e-portfolio system, where appropriate, and contribute to Rochdale Training’s VLE
  • To promote and encourage increased usage of Century by staff and learners.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Teaching Qualification
  • Assessor Qualification
  • English and maths Qualifications, equivalent to Level 2
  • Experience in delivering Functional Skills up to and including Level 2
  • Knowledge and Experience of working with Apprentices and adult learners
  • Working with hard-to-reach groups
  • Communication skills at all levels

Employee Benefits:

You will have access to the following benefits:

  • Salary of £26,000 (depending on experience)
  • 33 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays)
  • Company Christmas closure
  • Auto-enrolled pension scheme
  • Life Assurance at 2 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities
  • Resource Development Days twice a year


For a job specification and application form please email

For an informal discussion, contact Emma Lowe-Hewitt at 01706 631417.

Approximate start date ASAP 2024, subject to enhanced DBS.

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