This book is a guide for all teachers in the FE and Skills Sector, regardless of their discipline. It explores how FE teachers can address the mathematics and English needs of all learners, to redress the skills gap that is a current focus. The text explores what works in the sector, examining the barriers to learning and how all learners can be included. It takes a focused look at what works for the vocational learners who have not succeeded in a school setting, and supports you to tackle the problems of low motivation in learners.

Health and Social Care Case Study

Health and social care case study

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This chapter presents the first-hand experience of a student who has successfully completed a PGCE in further education and training programme at university. She now teaches health and social care in her local FE college.


Nahleejah was 26 when she returned to learning and a single mum of two young children. At 16, she enrolled on three A level courses at college. However, due to family difficulties, she withdrew in the second year. Her parents split up and Nahleejah lost contact with them, then married and moved away. She obtained work as a porter in a hospital and had aspirations of going to university, although she found parenthood challenging. Nahleejah's husband left ...

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