The Functional Skills programme of English and Maths is taught through half-termly themes. The themes focus on preparing the students for adulthood by giving a context within which to learn and apply their key functional skills.
One of the Beacon College’s overarching aims and ambitions for students as they move into adulthood is for them to become active members of their local community and society and the ability to interact with others in a meaningful and purposeful way is key to this. Therefore, the opportunity for students to develop these skills within everyday contexts for a range of purposes is a priority and drives our core learning opportunity.
Functional Skills Overview
Improving the Environment
Caring for pets
Setting up a home
Managing a home
Travel and Tourism
Functional skills lessons are taught in streamed groups according to pathway. The themes are further broken down for each pathway to enable the effective learning of skills at a level appropriate to the individual students.