Raising standards in English

Resources for the workplace

Workplace initial assessment

Developing models for engaging and signposting employees to English, maths, ESOL or functional skills courses

The resource is aimed at staff from employer organisations, such as Learning and Development Officers, Skills Leads, Skills Champions and ULRs; Staff responsible for developing models for engaging and signposting employees to English, maths, ESOL or functional skills courses, or apprenticeship programmes.

Blended learning approaches in the workplace

The aim of this module is to explore blended learning approaches to English/literacy skills development in workplace contexts. It is primarily aimed at Learning and Development Officers, Skills Leads, HR leads (personnel responsible for managing and developing internal staff development provision). 

Identifying skills gaps in the workplace

The aim of this module is to explore ways to increase employee/worker engagement and referral to English, maths or ESOL provision (including functional skills and within apprenticeships).

Employers: What functional skills can do for you

This leaflet aims to provide an overview of the benefits of functional skills for employers and employees, as well as signposting employers to a range of useful resources and support.

Employers: introducing functional skills

The aim of this module is to engage employers with functional skills, to raise awareness of their business benefits, and to encourage employers to start thinking about how they can develop functional skills in the workplace. It is aimed at senior/middle managers,human resources staff and those involved in learning and development.