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.

Motor Vehicle Studies Case Study

Motor vehicle studies case study

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Jeremy teaches motor vehicle mechanics in college full time. His place of employment is both the college he attended when he left school and where he undertook his PGCE placement. Jeremy was liked so much during his training that a job was created for him.

Jeremy's Story

I left school at 16 and enrolled at a local FE college to do motor vehicle studies. My dad was a mechanic so I guess I always thought I would follow in his footsteps. What I didn't realise, though, was how hard it can be and how much maths was needed. I'd seen my dad strip an engine down to the bare bones and if you said to ...

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