Become a Functional Skills Maths Subject expert – Level 1 and Level 2



This interactive virtual workshop, taking place over two half-days, will help those who are confident with their own maths ability at Level 2 and above buy want to further develop their skills in order to support others, either virtually and face to face, to be able to deliver Functional Skills maths to learners at Level 1 and Level 2 more confidently.

The workshop session will cover the requirements of Level 1 and Level 2 Functional maths and provide an in-depth understanding of the qualification expectations, challenges for learners and the barriers and challenges for vocational tutors.


This virtual workshop will explore:

  • Effective use of baseline learner information, to inform planning for learning and maths skill development, up to Level 2 and beyond
  • How to manage learner stretch and challenge
  • The challenges and misconceptions that form barriers to maths learning
  • Confident programme development and vocational integration
  • Teaching problem solving, and the requirements for problem solving within end assessment, as well as strategies to support and deliver training
  • Strategies for supporting confident approaches to non-calculator preparation for assessment
  • Development of learner independence, mastery and competence
  • Learner readiness for final assessment
    Strategies that will support the development of others when delivering maths to learners.

Following completion of the virtual workshop, you will receive a CPD certificate issued by Creating Excellence. This will include a section for your own personal reflections and key questions.

Note that delegates will be required to attend both sessions fully in order to receive the CPD certificate.



Tutors/ Trainers/ Teachers/ Practitioners delivering Functional Skills who feel confident with their own Functional Skills English to Level 2 and supporting learners with their development towards successful completion of Functional Skills English end assessment.

Delegates would typically be employed within organisations that deliver Functional Skills English to Apprentices where vocational delivery teams/staff do not feel confident to support learners with their English development or where capacity for more confident delivery and integration of English into programmes.

Typically organisations delivering Apprenticeships where English is supported as part of the main programme and capacity with English subject specialists does not fully meet the demand will benefit e.g. Independent Training Providers/ Colleges/ Employer Providers

Please note that these workshop sessions are updated from the successful face to face workshops completed in 2019 with a slight shift to support online delivery, as well as face to face.







We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for delegates registering for both maths and English virtual workshops.

Please contact the Events Team for more information.



"Overall I found it very positive, informative and enjoyable. I feel like I have learned a lot that I can take forward with me into the business."

"This was fantastic training: I have utilised a range of ideas and resources and will be using these with staff and learners"

"Very friendly welcome, very useful information and delivered in an accessible way."

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