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Basic Skills

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  1. Basic Skills Why Basic Skills? Day to Day Basic Skills

  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 • Less likely to be involved in public life, a community organisation or to vote

  3. Why Basic Skills?

  4. 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

  5. Learning Resources for Basic Skills Workshops Help Yourself Packs BBC Skillswise MathsWatch NLN Materials

  6. Workshops • Informal • Groupwork • Use of IT • Self-contained • Drop in and out depending on topic • Focused on real tasks • Topics as selected by learners

  7. “Help Yourself” Packs • T:\\Training Files\Basic Skills Resources • A brush-up on the basics • Simple handouts and answers

  8. BBC Skillswise Website • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise • Online: • Factsheets • Worksheets • Games • Quizzes

  9. MathWatch • T:\Training Files\Basic Skills Resources\MathWatch • Computer led training software • Audiovisual • Instructions • Exercises • Select by: • Topic • Level

  10. NLN Materials • http://www.nln.ac.uk • Online training, practice and assessment • Games • Quizzes • All Levels • Real life topics