Employment skills & Public services

E3-L1 Payslip questions

Submitted by Jayne Summerbell on Tue, 2010-06-29 21:12

Numeracy: MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1

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

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

A set of 7 questions based on a payslip. Ideal for work skills / personal money management classes.

Remembrance Day

Submitted by James Woods on Sun, 2010-05-02 21:29

Literacy: General literacy / English

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: Employment skills & Public services, History

Level: L2

Resource type: Investigation or project, Reading comprehension, Writing prompts

Remembrance DayRemembrance DayA series of comprehension / research / dictionary tasks based on 3 separate short texts about Remembrance Day, the Menin Gate, and the Holocaust. The final task gives a choice of creative writing ideas.
Written for employment students in order to develop research, communciation and teamwork skills (but suitable for all L2 learners).

Stash the cash

Submitted by Andy Morrell on Thu, 2010-03-25 21:29

Numeracy: Functional Maths, Common Measures, HD1/L2.3, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/L1.1, N1/L1.2

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Game, Worksheet or assignment

A wonderful dice game that will also improve money skills (addition and subtraction) and awareness of negative numbers.
Plus extension L2 statistics questions. Ideal for work skills students and fully mapped to L1 Functional Maths criteria.

Listening for the main points

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sat, 2010-03-06 21:22

Literacy: SLlr/E2.3

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.3a

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2

A very useful listening exercise and the first one we have to specifically cover this curriculum element (listen for and identify the main points of short explanations or presentations).
Transcriptt to read out (or record), questions to ask, and extension ideas. The script is about travelling to a staff conference, making it ideal for work skills students.

Personal statement planner

Submitted by Sarah Horsley on Mon, 2010-02-22 21:13

Literacy: Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: L2

Resource type: Writing frame, Writing prompts

A wonderful, step by step planner based on a real example statement. Takes the learner slowly through each suggested paragraph. Ideal for UCAS applicants, work skills students, Functional English and embedded L2 literacy.

The Caller

Submitted by Pauline O'Connor on Sun, 2010-02-21 21:29

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, SLc/E2.2, SLc/E3.4

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Reading comprehension

An unusual and very useful exercise written for preparation for work students who were nervous of taking messages and writing down information. It also provides useful reading and comprehension practice for all Entry Level learners and will prompt discussion on the importance of asking the right questions and writing down messages.
Ideal for Entry Level work skills students and for underpinning Entry 2 Functional English. Fully mapped to E2 Functional English crieria and the Skills for Life curriculum.

Police web quest

Submitted by Sara Bishop on Fri, 2010-02-05 21:29

Literacy: General literacy / English, Functional English - reading

ICT: General ICT resources, Finding and selecting information

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Investigation or project, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3

Police web quest is a wonderful way of embedding literacy in Public Service (PS) lessons – allowing students to find out more about careers (inc support staff) in the Police Force. Written for Entry level PS students but could also be used in Work Skills and law & order/ justice sessions. Includes reading, writing, vocabulary, gap fill, word search and much more. Also ideal for embedded E3 Functional English and Functional ICT.

Pay Day

Submitted by Matt Barnes on Fri, 2010-02-05 21:13

Numeracy: N1/E2.3, N1/E3.2, Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Game

Pay Day is a great adaptation of earlier bank balance games (Jane Marsh’s original E3-L1 version and Judith White’s adapted L2 business version both still availalbe – see below).
This version was written specially for Entry Level learners on job related provision and is designed to get learners to think about their own finances: both in terms of what affects their regular income and what they could potentially do to improve their own situation.
Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E2-E3 Functional Maths.

Employment skills

Submitted by Andrew Case on Wed, 2009-12-09 16:24

Numeracy: Functional Maths - measures, shape, money, MSS1/E3.1, MSS1/E3.2, MSS1/L1.1, MSS1/L2.1

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Discussion points, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1, L2

Two task sheets. The first, ‘My Budget’, encourages learners to compare their current budget with what it could be if they were in employment.
The second was used on an ASDAN Unit 3 business planning course and encourages discussion about the costs of self-employment.
Suitable for underpinning Functional Maths (E3 upwards).

Lesson plans for employment skills

Submitted by Andrew Potterton on Sun, 2009-11-29 16:24

Literacy: Speaking & Listening, Functional English - speaking, listening & communication

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

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Lesson plan

Lesson plans for employment skills is a set of two detailed plans complete with aims, objectives, assessment methods, etc. The first focuses on speaking & listening skills in interviews and includes a mock interview – aimed at the music industry but adaptable for all. An example job description is included.
The second is entitled ‘Lone Parent Progressions – how to look for work’ but is again suitable for anyone looking for work.

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