Employment skills & Public services

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.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Speaking & Listening
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Employment skills & Public services

Fantasy job lesson plan is a step by step detailed plan based on Jane Harbord’s popular Fantasy Job Project resource submitted in 2008 (see below). Gets students looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. Great for general literacy classes or employment skills groups.

Level
L1
E3
English
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.5
Rt/L1.2
Rt/E3.2
Wt/L1.4
Wt/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A presentation full of useful DOs and DON’Ts that finishes with a differentiated proof reading task for E3, L1, L2.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Writing
Wt/E3.4
Wt/L1.6
Wt/L2.7
Context
Employment skills & Public services

The Average Briton is an interactive whiteboard cloze activity originally aimed at L1-2 ‘English at Work’ ESOL students but also great for literacy and numeracy students and ideal for prompting discussion about place value, British society, and much more!

Please note you must have the Smart notebook software installed on your computer in order to open, view and use this resource http://smarttech.com/

Level
L2
L1
English
General literacy / English
Maths
Place value and counting
General numeracy / maths
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A super presentation full of useful tips for writing your CV, answering the telephone, taking messages, etc. Use in conjunction with Steve’s CV templates (see below).

Level
E3
L1
English
Speaking & Listening
Writing
Context
Employment skills & Public services

CV templates two very useful templates can be used for word processing or as an outline planner/ writing frame.

Level
E3
L1
English
Writing
ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A complete 2 page lesson plan plus 2 related worksheets and answer sheet – everything you need for a 90 minute session on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing money (also includes finding range and mean). Focuses on real life practical situations of checking till receipts and pay slips.

Level
L1
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Retail Hospitality Customer service

An ‘active’ worksheet first used in a Skills for Work class. Ideal for prompting discussion on the importance of good communication skills in the workplace.

Level
E2
English
SLc/E2.1
SLd/E2.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Fantasy job project is a great way to get student looking at job adverts and discussing what is required by employers. This scaffolded writing task lists points for students to consider before planning A3 job adverts/posters. First used with New Deal students.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Wt/E3.1
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Aa cut and stick or matching activity first used with New Deal students (laminate for re-use). Makes a good start up activity or prompt for discussion and form filling practice.

Level
E2
E3
English
Form filling
Rw/E3.2
Rw/E2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services