Maths and English are the most important vocational skills, and we support their delivery as part of a professional development programme towards creating an effective portfolio and CV to serve learners whatever journey they’re on.
Skills Direct provides comprehensive support for delivering Functional Skills success in maths and English at Level 1 and Level 2.
For tutors, we provide the structure, resources and insight to ensure they’re meeting their learners’ needs as they follow an individual path to success in their Functional Skills exams.
For institutions, we provide the means to deliver maths and English to learners and apprentices who can’t otherwise access the wider programmes you need to deliver.
We support a cycle of learning and development with resources that assess, prepare, practise, progress. Learners repeat this cycle until they are secure enough in their skills to pass a Functional Skills exam.
Context-based and engaging, but also focused and rigorous, our resources give clarity on learning needs and next-steps to learners and tutors.
Delivered in the cloud on an enhanced Moodle-based platform, the courses can be accessed direct or deployed straight to an institution’s own VLE via LTI integration.
Cost-effective and comprehensive, our solution supports learners and tutors to success in maths and English whether delivery is in the classroom or the workplace.
I like it that I can work through the materials in my own time and go back over any topics that I haven’t quite understood. My tutor said I should look at a couple of websites. The links are great so I looked at more than she wanted. Maybe I’m turning into a maths geek!
I can use the detailed initial assessment results to plan group and individual learning. I use the Skills Drills to show evidence of distance travelled. It’s full of excellent reporting features. The dashboard makes it easy for me to plan next-steps for my groups.
It’s a data-rich environment where global and granular progress is clearly evidenced. A clear and easy platform to run. Staff find it intuitive and students find it engaging. The benchmarking features allow us, as a team, to identify where we need to focus resources.
The Skills Support section is so useful. I often get students to follow links to new topics we’re going to cover. That way they come to class aware of what they already know and where they might want support. The mix of auto-marking and tutor marking is great. It frees me up to actually teach!
I like it that I get my marks and feedback right away. It looks great! I like the characters and the things they get up to.
I can see at-a-glance exactly what my students have been doing and where they might need help. The maths mistakes are great for introducing tricky concepts to my whole class. It really gets them talking about maths in a meaningful way.
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