Nova Training - Kidderminster- Apprentice Functional Skills Tutor

Nova Training

Kidderminster, DY10 1AQ

Closes in 18 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 16 May 2024


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Apprentice Functional Skills Tutor. If you are looking for a career in education, this is a great opportunity to earn whilst you learn. We are looking for someone who can motivate and inspire our students to achieve their full potential whilst on our programme.

Annual wage
£23,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Learning and skills teacher (level 5)
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 13 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Learning and skills teacher Level 5 (Higher national diploma) Apprenticeship Standard
  • 20% Off The Job Training - Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

Where you’ll work

John Stretton Memorial Hall

New Road


DY10 1AQ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Learning and skills teacher (level 5)

Equal to higher national diploma (HND)

Course contents
  • Integrate subject and pedagogic research into teaching activity to enhance teaching and support changes of practice
  • Identify, consider and take steps to minimise the impact of barriers to learning
  • Contextualise English and mathematics in a way that promotes understanding of key topics
  • Use a variety of teaching and assessment methods depending on the learning environment and learners’ needs
  • Encourage learners to set challenging goals
  • Promote understanding of equality and diversity and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate through their teaching the wider context (policy, economic, societal, technological, legal, cultural and environmental) of the subject, recognising the implications for professional practice
  • Design and use resources that are inclusive and add value to learners’ development
  • Engage and inspire all learners
  • Identify and set outcomes to enable each learner to achieve or exceed targets
  • Provide ongoing learner feedback
  • Use the results of initial and diagnostic assessment to plan learning and differentiated support at the start of and throughout the learners' journey
  • Encourage learners to develop: autonomy and resilience, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, social awareness and respect for others, essential employability skills, a solutions mindset, and the ability to create change
  • Use assessment data to regularly review and develop own and others’ practice and to report emerging gaps in progression and achievement amongst groups of learners
  • Support the implementation and execution of safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of children, young people and/or adults in accordance with statutory provisions
  • Prepare learners for their transition through education, further training, and into employment
  • Comply with internal and external regulations, legislation and guidance, such as: teaching, learning and assessment, recording, storing and sharing information relating to learners
  • Adapt communication style, method, and terminology to reflect the needs of the audience including individual learners, colleagues, stakeholders
  • Engage learners to establish standards of behaviour, mutual respect and safe working
  • Challenge learners to address inappropriate behaviour or viewpoints
  • Continually update and maintain their own knowledge and skills as a teaching professional and a subject specialist as part of managing their own continual professional development (CPD)
  • Be proactive in seeking and responding to feedback from varied sources including learner voice, peers, colleagues, employers and stakeholders to improve own practice
  • Manage workload through preparation and prioritisation, time management, and responsiveness to change
  • Act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities
  • Use innovative and up to date digital and online technologies in a way that is safe to improve teaching, learning and assessment
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Functional Skills (grade Level 2 - Grade C/4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Applicants will be asked to undertake assessments during the interview screening process and will be required to demonstrate a level of competence, to qualify for employment within Nova Training.

    About this company

    Nova was established as a Private Training Provider in September 1992 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. We are part of the recruitment agency Staff Select Ltd. Over the years Nova has operated a number of youth and adult training programmes and also delivered employer led programmes and qualifications such as NVQ's and Apprenticeships. Our Head Office has always remained in Willenhall Town Centre (within Walsall Local Authority). Historically we have delivered training programmes across all four Black Country Local Authorities. In 2001 we opened our first centre outside the Black Country, setting up a motor vehicle workshop in Telford. (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    • There is opportunity for long-term employment upon completion of your qualification
    • A fulfilling career in education

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Carolyn Marson


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251729.

    Apply now

    Closes in 18 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

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