Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E3
E2
English
General literacy / English
Functional Skills English
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
L2
Maths
N2/L2.9
MSS1/L2.1
N2/L2.8
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

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.

Level
L1
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

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.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - reading
Reading
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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

Level
L2
L1
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

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.

Level
L1
E3
E2
English
Engage in Discussion
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Present information
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Art Film Media Music TV

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.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English - reading
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Health, Social care, Early years
Employment skills & Public services

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. A detailed mapping document is included.
Includes the following activities/topics:

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
English
Functional Skills English
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Business & Money management

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).

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
N2/L1.5
N2/E3.4
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/E3.2
AN N2/E3.3
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Context
Employment skills & Public services