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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

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

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

4 step by step exercises allowing construction students to produce professional looking invoices, job costings and an illustrated list of tools.

Level
L1
L2
ICT
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Construction Carpentry Plumbing

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

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

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

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

Completing these challenges will help students to create a basic PowerPoint that runs automatically and provides evidence through printed handouts.

ITQ Learning outcomes covered: 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.3 2.4 3.2 3.3

Editor's note

I think the learning outcomes quoted above relate to the OCR ICT Award  (or similar) but this beautifully clear, step by step task sheet is ideal for any Level 1-2 ICT course.

Level
L1
L2
ICT
Finding and selecting information
Developing, presenting and communicating information
Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL
Context
Art Film Media Music TV

Changed on 16 March 2020

A set of six linked, differentiated texts about Valentine’s Day, with associated writing assessments.

Two texts and two writing tasks for Entry 1 and for Entry 2. One text and two writing tasks for E3, and one of each at Level 1.

Reading texts: an email, a recipe, a competition, a menu, a press release about a fun fair and a florist’s advert.
Writing tasks include form filling, an email, a restaurant review, a set of craft instructions, and a competition entry.

Answers will be available (to site contributors only) from late February 2018

Level
E1
E2
E3
L1
English
Functional English - writing
Writing: text focus (composition)
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
Functional English reading
General literacy / English
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism
Catering Food Nutrition