Employment skills & Public services

Tax calculations 2012-2013

Submitted by Stella Jales on Mon, 2012-10-22 13:37

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N2/L2.8, MSS1/L2.1, N2/L2.9

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

An updated version of Gordon Noblett’s 2011 resource (see below). This version includes the correct tax allowances and information for 2012-13. It also includes an answer sheet. The original description is repeated below.

_Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers.

Running a sandwich shop (E3 version)

Submitted by Stella Jales on Sun, 2012-04-29 16:05

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1

Context: Business & Money management, Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

This resource is adapted from, and complements, the L1/2 resource with the same title created by Claire Douglas (see below).

The activity is based on recent changes to the minimun wage (Nov 2011). Students have to read the information given on the shop employees’ ages and new minimun pay to work out how much the staff are paid for their work.

I used this activity with my E3 students and they enjoyed it.

21 CV questions

Submitted by George Wormald on Mon, 2012-03-05 23:08

Literacy: Writing, Functional English - writing

Free tags: CV, quiz

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Quiz

21 questions to answer about dos and don’ts on your CV preparation. Are the statements true, false or is there some discretion about what you can do? As a team quiz it prompts discussion and lets learners express their opinions and justify the points made. Can be used as a revision or introductory tool prior to creating a CV in Functional English, Functional ICT or work skills classes.
Answers are included.

Formal and informal language resources

Submitted by Emily Nichols on Wed, 2012-02-29 12:14

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Functional English - writing

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation, Sort or match cards

A powerpoint to spark discussion and introduce the topic of formal and informal language and choosing which is appropriate for different social and work situations. Aimed at E3-L1 Functional English learners.

The PPT can be used with the word match up game, which gets learners thinking about the difference between formal and informal language. Laminate the page and cut up into individual word cards.

Literacy: Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.4, Functional English - writing

Context: Animal care, farming & equine, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3

Resource type: Assessment material, Worksheet or assignment

A writing task / practice paper written for an E3 booster writing group of 16-18 year olds.

You want a Saturday job in a pet shop and write a letter to the manager about possible vacancies.

Fully mapped to the E2 and E3 Functional Skills English writing criteria, it also includes a one page tutor marking sheet. Modelled loosely on practice papers from the major awarding bodies but note that the marking scheme / points system is my invention and is not weighted exactly as it should be for formal assessment.

Is 'working from home' a skive?

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2012-01-04 14:45

Literacy: Apostrophes, Rt/E2.1, Rt/L2.3, Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition)

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

A set of exercises based around an article from the BBC News website during the adverse weather of 2010.
There are multiple choice comprehension questions, together with exercises on apostrophes, vocabulary and synonyms and anagrams. The learner is then asked to write his/her views.

A to Z Jobs

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Mon, 2012-01-02 17:43

Literacy: Rw/E2.4, Rw/E3.4

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E3.4a

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Organise and present text structure, Functional English - writing

Context: Catering Food Nutrition, Employment skills & Public services, Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is a resource that was designed for use in a computer classroom. It allows learners to research what is needed in a cover letter to find employment.

Running a sandwich shop on the minimum wage

Submitted by Claire Douglas on Sun, 2011-08-28 15:43

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/L1.1

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Informative presentation, Worksheet or assignment

Great for Functional Maths and/or employability classes, this set of resources explore the different levels of the minimum wage. A PPT introduces the topic and demonstrates how to solve some sample problems about the wages bill of a sandwich shop with 4 employees aged between 16 and 35. (Adding up and multiplying money).
The accompanying worksheet provides further practice and consolidation and includes extension questions.

Entry Functional English employment pack

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Fri, 2011-07-01 19:38

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Fully mapped integrated set of tasks covering all aspects of Functional Skills English (reading, writing and communication). All tasks are based on a job vacancy advert. Aimed at Entry Level 3 but there are differentiated task sheets and the detailed teacher notes explain how the tasks can be simplified for E1 and E2.

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