Government Seeks Opinion on Functional Skills

The latest stage of the Functional Skills Reform Programme starts today – Wednesday 18th May – with the opening of the Provider Survey.

The Education & Training Foundation have said it is essential that they hear from people involved with the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications to help learners gain the skills and confidence to thrive in learning, in work and in life.

Sue Southwood, programme manager at The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) said:

We want to support innovate and dynamic forms of delivery, leading to better outcomes for learners by giving them the skills and confidence to thrive in learning, in work and in life. It’s therefore essential that we hear from people working on the ‘front line’ – your views and experience will be invaluable’

 

Who is conducting this research?

The survey is funded by the government’s department for business, innovation and skills and is being conducted on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation, by Pye Tait Consulting in association with the Learning and Work Institute.

What is the purpose of the survey?

The purpose of the survey is to bring together the opinions of teachers, trainers, leaders and managers involved with the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications. This covers the uses and content of Functional Skills, as well as important questions on digital skills and future action, such as those related to Guided Learning Hours and motivations for learners of Functional Skills.

The government has said it wants to ensure everyone has an appropriate opportunity to improve their maths and English skills and achieve a credible qualification that employers recognise.

Who can take part in the survey?

It is open to anyone working in:

  • Adult and community learning
  • Further Education
  • Offender learning
  • Private training and learning
  • Work-based and union learning

When does the survey close?

The survey will be open until Friday 24th June 2016.

Where can I find the survey?

Click here to take the survey.

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