Intro To Prep For Working Life


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Intro To Prep For Working Life

  1. 1. AQA Preparation for Working Life Level 1 and 2
  2. 2. Course Aims <ul><li>This course will help you to: </li></ul><ul><li>play an active role as a future member of society; </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your awareness of lifestyle issues and how to keep </li></ul><ul><li>yourself and others safe; </li></ul><ul><li>understand of the world of work and the role of employees and employers; </li></ul><ul><li>understand a range of work opportunities and what qualifications you will need for work; </li></ul><ul><li>apply your knowledge, skills and understanding in the workplace; </li></ul><ul><li>have the knowledge and confidence to make personal economic </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions (about money!). </li></ul>
  3. 3. How will I be assessed? <ul><li>The course has two parts. You must complete a single written exam paper and produce a coursework portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Written Paper 1½ hours </li></ul><ul><li>80% of overall assessment 80 marks </li></ul><ul><li>The paper comprises three sections. Section A is multiple choice questions, Section B is short answers, Section C has longer answers. </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>20% of overall assessment 20 marks </li></ul><ul><li>You will produce three things: </li></ul><ul><li>1. A letter of application for a job or course to accompany a </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Vitae. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A Curriculum Vitae. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Notes on Interview Preparation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summary of Subject Content <ul><li>The Subject Content is divided into nine parts: </li></ul><ul><li>• Personal Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>• Healthy Lifestyles for work-life balance </li></ul><ul><li>• Relationships and the Differences Between People </li></ul><ul><li>• The Changing World of Work </li></ul><ul><li>• Applying for Jobs and Courses </li></ul><ul><li>• Economic and Financial Aspects of Life </li></ul><ul><li>• Employment Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>• Enterprise Activities </li></ul><ul><li>• Hazard Identification at Home, on the Roads and at Work. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Coursework: <ul><li>20% of overall assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Worth 20 marks </li></ul><ul><li>You will produce three documents: </li></ul><ul><li>1. A letter of application for a job or course to accompany a Curriculum Vitae (CV) </li></ul><ul><li>2. A Curriculum Vitae. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Notes on Interview Preparation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Coursework Preparation Task <ul><li>Look carefully at the mark scheme for the coursework and think about what would expect to see from a really good piece of coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>In a small group look through the 4 pieces of sample coursework and give them a mark using the mark scheme </li></ul>
  7. 7. Starting Your Coursework <ul><li>You need to choose a job or a course that you would like to do for the focus of your letter, CV and interview preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>With your teachers, research and talk about a suitable job or course and then complete the job advert pro-forma. </li></ul><ul><li>Start by finding your most recent CV and improving it (check spellings, layout and the assessment criteria) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Coursework cont… <ul><li>Now make a start on your letter. Look back at the sample letter that we gave the highest mark and remember to use these ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your letter has addresses, date, an appropriate start and end and a signature. The letter should relate to the job or course you are applying for. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the letter has accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar and is in a suitable font style and size. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coursework cont… <ul><li>Now you are ready to start on interview preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>Part One: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the coursework guidelines to make notes and make sure that you give the reasons for all of your points e.g. it is important to dress smartly in a business suit because… </li></ul><ul><li>Part Two: </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the coursework guidelines to carry out pre-interview research and make notes what you find out. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Topic 1: Personal Awareness <ul><li>This topic includes physical, intellectual, emotional and social awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical awareness includes state of health, experience of illness and disease and factors which affect physical well-being to include diet and warmth. </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual awareness includes an understanding that individuals may inherit and develop their intellect. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional awareness should cover the range of emotions which individuals experience to include happiness, grief and envy. </li></ul><ul><li>Social awareness should focus on the individual’s formal and informal relationships to include working and friendships. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What you should know… <ul><li>By the end of this topic you will be able to recognise that these aspects are connected and affect your chances of getting a job. You should also be able to identify, describe and show personal qualities, skills, achievements and potential that you will need to in the working world. </li></ul><ul><li>You will understand self-concept. This is based on the beliefs that individuals have about themselves and what they believe others think of them. </li></ul><ul><li>You should know the factors that affect self-concept i.e. age, appearance, gender, culture, education, emotional development, relationships, sexuality and life experiences including work. </li></ul><ul><li>You should understand of how different influences and pressures including social factors, economic factors and environmental factors can help personal awareness and employability. </li></ul><ul><li>You should also know sources of help in dealing with these influences and pressures should be e.g. Social Services. </li></ul><ul><li>You should be able to evaluate the usefulness of a range of employability skills e.g. financial literacy, enterprise and economic and business understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Key ideas –personal qualities, self concept, personal awareness, factors that influence your employability </li></ul>
  12. 12. Topic 2: Healthy Lifestyles for Work Life Balance <ul><li>You need to understand why we need a healthy lifestyle to have a good work-life balance. </li></ul><ul><li>A healthy lifestyle includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Regular exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual stimulation (including work based learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Enough rest and sleep </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation/Leisure Time </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction </li></ul>
  13. 13. What you should know <ul><li>By the end of this topic you should: </li></ul><ul><li>understand how work can affect a person’s health (in good or bad ways). </li></ul><ul><li>know the short and long-term effects of your life style decisions and how these decisions can affect your personal health and fitness for work,. </li></ul><ul><li>know the causes, symptoms and treatments for stress and depression and how to prevent these. </li></ul><ul><li>Know the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use on your physical, intellectual, emotional and social health and on your work </li></ul><ul><li>know how safe choices can be made and how assertiveness can be used to resist unhelpful pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>be able to recognise and follow common workplace health and safety requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Know the skills to cope with emergency situations e.g. basic first aid procedures to include DRABC, and resuscitation techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>have a basic knowledge of how the heart and lungs work </li></ul>