Our Functional Skills staff support our learners to complete qualifications in English and Maths, enabling learners to progress to complete their apprenticeship courses. Focusing on developing and refreshing functional skills is also key to a learner’s confidence and success. Meet one of our Functional Skills specialists, Fateha…
Fateha supports learners by providing one-to-one, small group or remote sessions on functional skills. The type of session chosen will depend on the way the learner learns best, the ability of the learner and the nature of the business they work for.
Fateha explains how she takes a learner through their course:
‘The learners initially go through a diagnostic test which identifies their strengths and weaknesses. Then using the diagnostic assessment, I will map out a learning plan for them on areas that they need support on and work through those until they reach the levels of skills and knowledge needed to sit the exam. In between, formative assessments are carried out to ensure that learning is taking place before giving the final exam.
I also ensure that I am working alongside the apprenticeship assessors and communicating with them effectively to ensure the learner’s program runs as smoothly as possible and is completed within the time frame given for the course.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our teaching and learning so that our learners are not only learning the course subject but also that lifelong learning is taking place – where they can use what they have learned in other aspects of their lives.’
Fateha has extensive experience in education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and a PGCE in further education and has 13 years of teaching experience in both Law and Functional Maths and English up to Level 2. She has taught adults and students ranging from ages 15-19 as well as ESOL from Pre-Entry level to Level 2. Her role now sees her delivering training to adults of all ages and from various backgrounds.
‘I enjoy this role because I love motivating and inspiring people to do, and become, better. By helping them to overcome barriers, they build their confidence as they learn. I enjoy working with people and find it very satisfying seeing learners grow and learn new things as they develop their skill sets.’