Employment skills & Public services

Darcy v Wickham! A great way to introduce students to estimation and ‘what is reasonable’.

Level
E3
L1
Maths
MSS1/E3.1
MSS1/L1.1
N1/E3.8
N1/L1.9
Context
Employment skills & Public services

26 week Literacy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…
The audio tracks from the DfES learning materials CDs are now available as audio files:

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

26 week Numeracy Scheme of Work for E3-L2. An extremely useful and well thought out plan, originally used with New Deal learners and based around the free DfES Skills for Life numeracy learning materials.
Printed versions of the learning materials are no longer available but PDF versions are still online:
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_Ma…

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
General numeracy / maths
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

Makes a great introduction to form filling and is ideal for group, team or individual work. 56 questions.

Level
E3
E2
E1
English
Rw/E3.2
AL Rw/E1.1
Form filling
Context
Independent living
Employment skills & Public services

A set of very useful resources: detailed differentiated lesson plan (L1-2) lesson plan and two PPTs (one teacher version with answers, one student version) covering many aspects of L1-2 fractions. Generic examples and practice followed by practical applications and problems for students to work on in pairs or small groups. Examples include food/catering (a Greek party, sandwiches, etc.), production lines and time sheets.

Level
L2
L1
Maths
N2/L2.4
N2/L2.3
N2/L2.1
N2/L1.2
N2/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Catering Food Nutrition

A short but very useful PPT that is bound to stimulate much discussion about the different ways we communicate.

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Speaking & Listening
General
Study Skills and General Teaching
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Independent living

A substantial resource designed to encourage students to tackle large projects in bite sized pieces. Originally used with E2E learners but suitable for all age groups. Aimed at E3- L1, it covers many literacy and numeracy topics and also requires some IT and research skills. Also used for L1 Key Skills IT portfolios and would now (2010) make an ideal Functional Skills project.

Level
E3
L1
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Employment skills & Public services

A budgeting activity that is ideal for teenagers and will prompt plenty of discussion on the realities of managing money. Comes with salary cards, rent cards, supplementary cards, balance sheets and extra extension sheets on percentages. With full teaching notes and ideas for further customisation.
First written for a group of teenagers with motivational and concentration difficulties due to a range for reasons including dyslexia, ADD and autism.

Level
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.1
N2/L1.5
AN N2/L1.7
Adult Numeracy N2/L2.2
N2/L1.9
N2/L2.8
N2/L2.9
General
Autistic spectrum support
Dyslexia support
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Match the words used on forms to their meanings (laminate to make a great re-usable game) and then practise your skills on the example forms.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
Form filling
AL Rw/E1.1
Rw/E2.1
Rw/E3.2
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for many literacy and/or numeracy students.
General financial numeracy theme on budgeting, expenditure, saving etc – accompanied by two way discussion, making sense of monetary idioms and cliches (e.g. ‘making both ends meet’), and writing complete sentences.

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
Rw/L1.3
Rw/L2.3
SLd/E3.1
SLd/E3.2
SLd/L1.1
Ws/E3.1
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Autistic spectrum support
Context
Employment skills & Public services