Recent Changes

Changed on 9 June 2021

I put this together when I found so many of my learners trying to hone their employability skills did not know what a lot of the words on job descriptions meant. 

Resource 1 (Definition matching cards: job skills and attributes): I laminated these and cut them up and they worked in pairs or threes to match them up.

There are two other linked resources, as below, to help students with getting to grips with the keywords used in Job Descriptions and Person Specifications. 

Level
E3
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
T Levels - embedded maths or English
English
FE E3.11 Use effective strategies to find the meaning of words (e.g. a dictionary, working out meaning from context; using knowledge of different word types)
FE L1.17 Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L1.24 Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
FE L2.25 Organise writing for different purposes using appropriate format and structure (e.g. standard templates, paragraphs, bullet points, tables)
ESOL
ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Health, Social care, Early years

Changed on 6 June 2021

A role play which teaches learners how to start looking for work using an agency. It also contains phrases to help learners to ask for clarification.

Level
E3
E2
ESOL
ESOL Listen and respond
ESOL Speak to communicate
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 6 June 2021

A writing task / practice paper written for an E3 booster writing group of 16-18 year olds.

You want a Saturday job in a pet shop and write a letter to the manager about possible vacancies.

Level
E3
English
Functional English - writing
Wt/E3.4
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Context
Employment skills & Public services
Animal care, farming & equine

Changed on 6 June 2021

The resources have been designed to complement the alphabetical ordering component of the E2 and E3 adult literacy exams. There are are four printable worksheets suitable for levels E2-E3. Two worksheets have also been adapted as PPT slides which include audio files so that the jobs and instructions can be heard as well as read.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E3.4a Alphabetical order 1st & 2nd place letters
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 6 June 2021

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

Changed on 6 June 2021

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

Changed on 6 June 2021

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
AN MSS1/E3.1 Add & subtract money using decimal notation
MSS1/E3.2
AN MSS1/L1.1 Add, subtract, multiply & divide sums of money and record
MSS1/L2.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 6 June 2021

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

Changed on 6 June 2021

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
AL Wt/E3.1 Plan & draft writing
Wt/L1.1
Wt/L1.5
Wt/L1.4
Context
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 6 June 2021

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