Funding to Improve Functional Skills Delivery

Further Education and Training providers across England have a new opportunity to collaborate on innovation projects that will support the delivery of the new maths and English Functional Skills qualifications.

The new Maths and English Functional Skills Collaborative Projects programme launched by The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will provide funding and support for 15 partnerships of post-16 providers to explore approaches to teaching Functional Skills.

Delivered by Creative Education, the programme will support the Further Education (FE) and Training Sector workforce with the introduction of the reformed maths and English Functional Skills in September 2019 by identifying the most effective delivery approaches.

The outcomes of the 15 projects will be disseminated the wider sector through ‘how to’ guides and videos.

The ETF and Creative Education are looking for project proposals with a clear focus on Functional Skills delivery which are collaborative, evidence-based, sustainable and transferrable. Each project must be delivered by a partnership of a minimum of two providers. This will provide a great opportunity for providers to compare approaches and develop successful strategies together.

Each partnership will receive funding and other support, including an assigned project mentor and a range of workshops throughout the year to ensure the projects have maximum impact.

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