Functional ICT

Resources suitable for Functional Skills ICT

Working comfortably and safely

Submitted by Rosie Shaw on Sun, 2017-09-17 10:25

ICT: Functional ICT

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Level: E2, E3


A word processing activity which involves typing and formatting and also contains useful information.

The idea is that the learners digest the text that they are working with and learn from it. I would put it at about level E2/3.

ICT Initial Assessment L1-2 (paper based)

Submitted by Gemma Porter on Tue, 2015-10-27 07:55

ICT: Functional ICT, General ICT resources, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Resource type: Assessment material

Level: E3, L1, L2

I have created a paper based initial assessment for ICT to identify if students should be working towards Level 1 or Level 2.

Car Service L2 Functional ICT

Submitted by Karen Foot on Thu, 2015-10-08 13:04

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Motor vehicles & Transport

Level: L2

Resource type: Assessment material, ICT task sheet

Set of resources created by myself and colleague, David Bayne , to help students use Word, Excel and Access. We wanted students to practise for the Level 2 ICT Functional Skills exams, using a method that would be familiar to them. They all drive cars and need to get them serviced, so this seemed a suitable area to use.

Interactive CV template

Submitted by Iulian Scutelnicu on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:28

Literacy: General literacy / English, Form filling, Functional English - reading, Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Interactive worksheet, Writing frame, Writing prompts

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Simulation of completing an online CV. Very easy to use, fill in the boxes and print after completion.

Design a revision board game for Functional Skills

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Sun, 2012-09-30 18:20

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

Numeracy: Functional Maths, General numeracy / maths

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: General ESOL

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: game, revision

Resource type: Game, Revision material

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Students design a board game to demonstrate their learning. This can incorporate IT skills (Word template provided below) or can be done with paper, card and pens.

I originally did this with an E2E group and it proved popular. It’s an alternative to the “design a poster” task to review learning. The instructions are set out as a board game. it can be used for literacy, numeracy, ICT or ESOL.

Literacy: Functional English - reading, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Functional English - writing

ICT: Functional ICT

Free tags: Remembrance day

Context: History, Voluntary & Charity

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

A series of clear tasks that works well for a wide ability range (E2-L1).
Includes: resizing pictures, creating and saving folders and files, web research and poster design.

British animal resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:30

Literacy: Functional Skills English, General literacy / English

ICT: Functional ICT

ESOL: ESOL Rw/E2.1a, ESOL Rw/E3.1a, General ESOL

Context: Animal care & Equine

Resource type: ICT task sheet, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3, L1, L2

Two resources that can be used together or independently.

  • An ICC / Literacy / Functional English / ESOL research project task sheet on “My favourite British animal”. E3-L2 reading, writing and ICT
  • A basic animal anatomy vocabulary sheet for E2-E3 ESOL (paw, claw, antler, etc.)

For more of Kathy’s animal resources go to ‘see also’ below. (Birds of Prey resources)

Spreadsheet word wall

Submitted by Ged Kehoe on Tue, 2011-07-19 11:30

ICT: Functional ICT, General ICT resources, Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Resource type: Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Lovely classroom display that will help learners define and understand the function of 20 common Excel toolbar buttons.

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.

Horticulture SoW with embedded Functional Skills

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2011-05-26 21:08

Literacy: Functional Skills English

Numeracy: Functional Maths

ICT: Functional ICT

Context: Gardening & Horticulture

Resource type: Scheme of work

Level: E3

A 4 week scheme of work for OCN E3 Garden Horticulture. Great example of embedding aspects of all three Functional Skills into a vocational course. 4 × 2 hour sessions covering identifying weeds and vegetables; sowing seeds, bulbs and tubers; and preparing growing beds.
With detailed E3 Functional Maths,English and ICT mapping charts showing embedding of measuring, internet searching, reading instructions, writing plant profiles, etc.

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