Functional skills toolkit

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Health Education England has created a toolkit for employers to help their aspiring nursing associates to improve their English and Maths.

The toolkit was developed for employers wishing to support those learners who have the caring skills and abilities but do not meet the entry requirements for training programmes that lead to a registered role.

These qualification gaps were realised by employers who wanted to introduce the nursing associate role as a way of developing their support staff but found that many did not have the functional skills Level 2 in Maths and English that the majority of education providers ask for.

The toolkit enables employers to assess and understand current learning levels of their workforce and signpost them to the most appropriate resources to meet their individual learning needs.

These include information on free-to-access websites, printable worksheets and factsheets, online games, videos and quizzes all designed to be used in a classroom setting or by learners at home.

You can access and download the toolkit via the HASO website.

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