The Resource Directory is a new section on the site. It will help you find suppliers of Skills for Life resources and access information on their products and services. Look out for more suppliers coming soon.
Our Functional Skills Resources website has been put together so that everything you want for teaching a session either face to face, via the internet or distance learning is accessible in one place for one price.
Written by an experienced maths teacher, this book aims to support achievement of Functional Skills maths and/or (foundation level) GCSE maths for learners studying within a range of post-16 settings, including further education colleges, adult and community learning, sixth form colleges and work-based learning.
These downloadable guides aim to provide you with an understanding of the potential impact of Autism, Dyslexia and Hearing impairment on learning, and of how to better support learners to achieve their full potential.
The SEND exhibition website is designed to help post-16 learning providers, practitioners, leaders and managers to recognise their key role in improving outcomes for learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
The third editions of Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate contain additional worked examples and resources which help support achievement of functional skills and GCSE, and can be used as self-study guides and/or in-class support.
My Computer My Way is a step-by-step guide to individual adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone to make it easier to use.
This is a free, introductory online module which aims to provide practitioners with an improved awareness of what dyslexia is, its impact, how it is assessed in different contexts and how it can be supported within an inclusive learning environment.
Gatehouse Books introduce 2 new series for Literacy and ESOL learners. Walt’s Adventures and What’s Your Story? Series are printed with full colour photographs in a comic book style.
Specialist provider of resources for adult beginner readers, Entry level English and ESOL learners, and the award-winning tool to teach reading, Yes We Can Read.
Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The platform gives people access to free digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.
TED-Ed offers an extensive library of original video lessons on a wide range of topics, and provides an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons. It's free to use.
A brief overview of what's on offer from Google, Microsoft and facebook to support remote teaching and learning both during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The Skills Workshop website has free downloadable session plans and materials for maths, English, ESOL and ICT teaching and learning.
Resources, an interactive curriculum framework and accreditation for Pre-Entry learners, including a link to the electronic version of the Adult Pre-Entry Curriculum Framework for Literacy and Numeracy.
Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate are two workbooks written to support learners studying Functional Skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as stand-alone qualifications. The third editions of both books are now available.
Phonics resources for Entry Level Functional Skills and ESOL learners. There are two books: Resources for Older Learners and Stories for Older Learners, and a set of decodeable graded reading books, with accompanying support materials.
This free online platform from the National Literacy Trust offers weekly activities and resources that will help young people build new skills and improve their literacy during lockdown. Topics range from comedy writing and CV planning to freestyle football and beatboxing, and there are free audio-book downloads.
Research, interviews, events, policy and big ideas are all features of this online platform from Cambridge Mathematics, a consortium that aims to champion and secure access to a quality maths education for everyone
This project report describes how action research has been used to generate creative solutions to issues faced by learners retaking maths and English, and by adults taking them for the first time.
This booklet contains summaries of 12 projects which researched new approaches for teaching English in the post-16 sector. Project themes include: Oracy and visualisers; Spelling strategies that work with ESOL learners and Developing a reading culture.
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