Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Apply punctuation and capitalisation
Organise and present text structure
Plan, compose and draft
Use language style and purpose
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services

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

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
Context
Business & Money management
Employment skills & Public services

A 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).

Level
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
History
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
HD1/L2.3
Functional Maths
Common Measures
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
N1/L1.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E2
English
SLlr/E2.3
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E2.3a
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
L2
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E2
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Rt/E2.1
Rt/E3.1
SLc/E2.2
SLc/E3.4
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E3
English
Functional English - reading
General literacy / English
ICT
Finding and selecting information
General ICT resources
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
E2
E3
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
Functional Maths - numbers and the number system
AN N1/E2.3
AN N1/E3.2
AN N1/E2.2
AN N1/E3.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

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).

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Maths
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/E3.2
MSS1/L1.1
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services