A tutor from our English team and a tutor from our maths team met with some of our vocational tutors to explore specific topics and exam content from the level 1 functional skills English and maths qualifications. The aim was to develop the numeracy and literacy embedding skills of the tutors (as well as their own numeracy an literacy skills) for them to deliver specific, exam related content, to their learners during vocational lessons. The overarching aim of the project was to improve outcomes for learners studying level 1 functional skills maths and/or English.
We identified a target group of learners who are studying the L1 FS qualifications and see the vocational staff involved on a regular basis. The learners in the groups were unaware that this project was running but we set the target group up so that we could monitor the performance of these learners against the rest of our functional skills cohort.