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Changed on 18 March 2020

A worksheet designed for motor vehicle students studying Functional Skills level 1/2. A spreadsheet activity encouraging them to look up on the internet cost of essential tools they need and then display this in an Excel Spreadsheet. Can be adapted to other industries.

Covers:

  • formula
  • average
  • formatting
  • % discount
  • adding charts
Level
L1
L2
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Changed on 18 March 2020

A task sheet for L1 Functional Skills ICT. It focuses on Task 3 of the Edexcel exam paper which involves being creative and producing a document that uses clear presentation features and is fit for purpose.
Includes two tasks (a restaurant menu and a flyer for a student production) plus a short extension.

Level
L1
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
General ICT resources
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 18 March 2020

A word processing activity which involves typing and formatting and also contains useful information.

The idea is that the learners digest the text that they are working with and learn from it. I would put it at about level E2/3.

Level
E3
E2
ICT
Functional ICT

Changed on 18 March 2020

A short, contextual news article with associated comprehension and two writing tasks (a Facebook message and a formal letter).

Editor’s note
With answers and detailed curriculum mapping.

Level
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Changed on 18 March 2020

Useful 1 page handout. Very simple instructions on how to correct a mistake made when typing in Microsoft Word. First used with residents at a clinic who have learning difficulties but ideal for any beginner.

Level
E2
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Using ICT
Entry 1 and 2 ICT

Changed on 18 March 2020

Activity to get students using Word and some of its applications by designing a poster for a gig.

Level
L1
E3
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 18 March 2020

Very clear, step by step task sheet for E3 ICT / Literacy / ESOL learners.
Enter a given short text into the PC, save and name files, set font size, etc. Then plan, write and proofread a short description about your own morning.

Level
E3
English
Writing: text focus (composition)
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Using ICT

Changed on 18 March 2020

Super set of three ICT task sheets that successfully embed Functional ICT, Functional English and even some Functional Maths!
Each task sheet involves composing, sending and replying to work-based emails: based in a dental surgery, a health centre and a travel agency.
Please also download the separate, very detailed, Functional Skills mapping document which includes differentiation ideas, teaching tips and embedding ideas.

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English - writing
Functional English reading
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Finding and selecting information
Entry 3 ICT
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Health, Social care, Early years
Employment skills & Public services

Changed on 18 March 2020

Aimed at getting motor vehicle students talking in readiness for Functional Skills English (speaking, listening and communication) exams.
Lots of prompts for discussing the pros and cons of driving modified cars. Fully mapped to E3 Functional English.

Level
E3
English
SLd/E3.3
SLd/E3.2
SLd/E3.1
Functional English - speaking, listening & communicating
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport

Changed on 18 March 2020

Ideal for anyone interested in cars. Use for first or second place ordering.

Level
E3
E2
English
Rw/E3.4
Rw/E2.4
Context
Motor vehicles & Transport