Functional ICT

Resources suitable for Functional Skills ICT

A 4 week scheme of work for OCN E3 Garden Horticulture. Great example of embedding aspects of all three Functional Skills into a vocational course. 4 × 2 hour sessions covering identifying weeds and vegetables; sowing seeds, bulbs and tubers; and preparing growing beds.
With detailed E3 Functional Maths,English and ICT mapping charts showing embedding of measuring, internet searching, reading instructions, writing plant profiles, etc.

Level
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

I have create these three PPTs for the three FS exams. I have aimed to create short PPTs to help ease some of the stress and pitfalls of the Level 1 exams. They are based around feedback and advice I have obtained from City and Guilds, students and tutors. Although written for C&G Functional Skills most of the information will be relevant any FS awarding body.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
General
Exam tips and help

Useful handout that clearly explains the principles of basic file management using folders and sub-folders.

Level
L1
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Functional ICT

A clear guidebook to computers (mouse, keyboard) and to using Microsoft Word. Ideal for E3-L1 Functional ICT and ECDL (European computer driving licence).

Level
L1
E3
ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Functional ICT

Set of reading comprehension and computer-based research/writing task based on a set of instructions for making your own terrarium from a drinks bottle. Written for, and fully mapped to, Entry 2 Functional English and ICT, but could also be used for E1 and E3 learners.

Level
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E2.1
Ws/E2.2
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E2.1
Rs/E2.1
Functional English reading
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Gardening & Horticulture

A fabulous multi-level, multiple-skills project which clearly demonstrates how Functional English, Maths and ICT can be embedded into vocational teaching. Includes budgeting, forecasting, writing business plans, group discussion and much more. Ideal for (and fully mapped to) E3-L2 Functional English and Maths.

Level
L2
L1
E3
English
Functional Skills English
Maths
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Context
Business & Money management

A wonderfully detailed plan for 3 × 2 hours sessions for computer beginners. It is also mapped to the literacy curriculum – making it ideal for embedded learning and Entry Functional ICT. Includes scheme of work, session plans, feedback/evaluation forms and 7 resource sheets.
ICT covers creating, opening, printing a document; formatting, printing, copying, proof reading. Mapped to Entry 2 and 3 speaking & listening, and writing (including several exercises on conjunctions and compound sentences).

Level
E2
E3
English
SLlr/E3.4
Ws/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4
ICT
Functional ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Business & Money management

Investigate the possibility of a college stocking fairly traded products in its canteen. Covers many reading, writing, ICT, numeracy, speaking and listening skills inc. data handling, report writing, creating charts and questionnaires, giving a presentation, etc. Ideal for embedding all three functional skills (or literacy, numeracy and ICT) especially for business students.

Level
L1
L2
English
Functional Skills English
General literacy / English
Maths
Data Handling
Functional Maths
ICT
Functional ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Business & Money management

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

Moving text neatly combines literacy (alphabetical ordering) and ICT. Step by step task sheet asks the learner to set up a document (involves margins, headers, footers, formatting, etc) and then move text using two different techniques.

Level
E3
L1
English
Rw/E3.4
ICT
Functional ICT
Entry 3 ICT
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL