Employment skills & Public services

Tax calculations - L2 money and percentages

Submitted by Gordon Noblett on Sun, 2011-06-26 17:07

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

Challenging and very functional worksheets where learner must complete the missing information and calculate the take-home pay etc. for various UK tax payers. There are also some interesting open questions that are ideal for Functional Maths interpreting skills.

Please note an updated 2012-2013 version of this resource, and an answer sheet, is now available.See below.

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Employment skills & Public services

Level: L1

Resource type: Investigation or project, Lesson plan

Fabulous set of resources used first with OCNW Construction students but also suitable for building services and engineering. Written for L1 Functional Skills students but can easily be simplified/extended to cover Entry 3 and Level 2.
Includes detailed mapping to Functional English, Functional Maths and Functional ICT.
The assignment can be used for any building project, from a simple garden wall to a complete building or extension.

E2 Functional English practice reading questions

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sat, 2011-06-18 11:53

Literacy: Reading, Functional English - reading

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2

Resource type: Assessment material, Revision material

Excellent practice for Edexcel style Functional Skills English reading test. 20 questions based on two simplified texts: a job advert and a formal letter inviting the reader to a job interview. Fully mapped to all the E2 reading coverage and range statements.

Percy Hargreaves - stickler for literacy

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Thu, 2011-06-16 17:54

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition)

Free tags: Humour

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

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Pass Percy’s three point test and then complete his informative and persuasive writing tasks!

You're hired!

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Sat, 2011-06-04 15:44

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, Present information, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: Art Film Media Music TV, Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Investigation or project, Lesson plan, Listening and/or speaking activity, Writing prompts

This is an adapted and expanded version of Jodie Travis’ ‘Hired or Fired’ resource which is of course based on the popular TV show “The apprentice”. I used Jodie’s resource last year with a really big group, getting them to create a poster to ‘sell’ Manchester. I added some more ‘Apprenticey’ bits in, such as getting them to pitch their ideas at the front of the class after they’d made the posters, and it worked really well.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Entry 3 ICT, Finding and selecting information, Developing, presenting and communicating information

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3

Super set of three ICT task sheets that successfully embed Functional ICT, Functional English and even some Functional Maths!
Each task sheet involves composing, sending and replying to work-based emails: based in a dental surgery, a health centre and a travel agency.
Please also download the separate, very detailed, Functional Skills mapping document which includes differentiation ideas, teaching tips and embedding ideas.

Literacy: Functional Skills English

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

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, Reading comprehension, Teaching idea, Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

Fabulous set of resources – aimed at E2-L1 Functional English but some activities are also suitable for E1 and/or L2.
10 different sets of resources encompassing a range of teaching strategies and covering many aspects of reading, writing, and discussion.

Legal age quiz

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 09:30

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services, Independent living

Resource type: Quiz, Warm-up

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

A really interesting quick quiz – originally written to get e2e learners interested in numbers but makes an ideal warm up activity for any group (at any level).

How much per week?

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Mon, 2011-03-28 09:11

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N2/E3.3, MSS1/E3.2, MSS1/L1.1, N2/E3.4, N2/L1.5

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Working out weekly wages and then comparing, ordering and rounding your results. Includes information on the UK minimum wage – which makes an ideal discussion prompt.

Letter writing pack

Submitted by Jill Machin on Tue, 2011-03-22 14:03

Literacy: Plan, compose and draft, Organise and present text structure, Apply punctuation and capitalisation, Use language style and purpose, Functional English - writing

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

Level: E1, E2, E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cut and stick, Handout or guide, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This wonderful pack of differentiated resources is ideal for mixed ability classes from Entry 1 through to Level 2. It takes the learner through:

  • the layout of formal and informal letters
  • formal and informal language
  • typical vocabulary for formal letters
  • sentences and paragraphs
  • writing a range of letters
  • revision and/or assessment exercises

Includes writing prompts, task sheets, matching /sorting cards, and a many cut and stick exercises.

Fully mapped to the Functional English writing criteria.

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