Basic Skills Resources

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Some information about why basic skills are important and how to improve them.

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Basic Skills Resources

  1. 1. Basic Skills Why Basic Skills? Day to Day Basic Skills
  2. 2. Why Basic Skills?  Adults with poor basic skills are:  Up to 5 times more likely to be unemployed  Less likely to gain promotion in the workplace  More likely to have children who also struggle with basic skills  More likely to have housing problems  Lesslikely to be involved in public life, a community organisation or to vote
  3. 3. Day to Day Basic Skills  Read and follow instructions in the workplace  Cost and quote for jobs  Help a child with homework  Write a letter  Use household and DIY equipment  Budget and shop  Read public transport timetables  Fill in a form  Prepare food  Be an active member of the community
  4. 4. Learning Resources for Basic Skills  Workshops  Help Yourself Packs  BBC Skillswise  MathsWatch  NLN Materials
  5. 5. Workshops  Informal  Groupwork  Use of IT  Self-contained  Drop in and out depending on topic  Focused on real tasks  Topics as selected by learners
  6. 6. “Help Yourself” Packs  T:Training FilesBasic Skills Resources  A brush-up on the basics  Simple handouts and answers
  7. 7. BBC Skillswise Website  http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise  Online:  Factsheets  Worksheets  Games  Quizzes
  8. 8. MathWatch  T:Training FilesBasic Skills ResourcesMathWatch  Computer led training software  Audiovisual  Instructions  Exercises  Select by:  Topic  Level
  9. 9. NLN Materials  http://www.nln.ac.uk  Online training, practice and assessment  Games  Quizzes  All Levels  Real life topics

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