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More and more vocational teachers are being asked to prepare learners for Functional Skills exams.

This resource is designed to give advice on format, style and layout; appropriate content and paragraphing which would accompany any awarding organizations exam. My college used Edexcel . Can be used for Level 1 and Level 2.

Editor’s note
This resource is ideal for all but will be especially helpful to non-specialist English teachers. Incredibly useful!

Level
L2
L1
English
Functional English - writing
General
Exam tips and help

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

Phrase Match match the common phrases to their explicit meanings. Then select some phrases of your own and check their meanings on the internet or in a specialist dictionary. Written for learners on the autistic spectrum (who often find it particularly difficult to infer meaning that is not explicitly stated) but suitable for all ESOL and literacy learners.

Level
L2
English
Rw/L2.3
ESOL
General ESOL
General
Autistic spectrum support

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