In this role you would basically be working for a training provider, delivering education to people from all ages, social backgrounds and age groups to improve their basic skills in specific subjects. Basic skills tutor jobs typically involves you with working in a classroom environment with groups of students. Vacancies tend to be available in both the private educational organizations and also the public sector.
As a basic skills tutor you could be teaching basic skills maths, English, literacy or a variety of other subjects. Lessons could involve showing people how to write up a CV, or write letters, basic maths etc. You could also be tasked with helping them find work, this will mean you arranging job interviews for them etc.
The objective being to help your student gain qualifications and to then use those to find suitable employment.
You will find that most basic skills tutor jobs are permanent and based in local government schools or colleges. There are also many vacancies advertised in trade magazines to work in the private education sector. There are some vacancies that are part time or contract, giving you more opportunity to work flexible hours.
Qualifications and training
Most job adverts will specify that you should have basic teaching qualifications with a recognized body like City and Guilds. Typically most job applicants are required to have either a CertEd/PGCE or a Level 5 Subject specialism.
You must have excellent communication and literacy skills.
The average salary for a basic skills tutor is in the region of £17,000 per annum.