Resources to support GCSE English and functional skills English
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. Skills for Life Network members benefit from 10% discount on the Gatehouse Books website.
'Phonics Resources for Older Learners' and 'Phonics Stories for Older Learners’ are photocopiable resources that will help you use phonics-based teaching approaches with your Entry Level Functional Skills and/or ESOL learners.
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.
The third editions of Making Britain Numerate and Making Britain Literate are now available. Both editions 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. In each of the books, the focus of some of the resources is on engagement with contemporary social issues.
These online modules aim to to help you support the development of English, maths and digital skills in different learning environments. The activities focus on the teaching of these core skills, which are embedded in each T Level route and pathway.
This BBC website aims to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them, and useful sections on CV writing and interviews.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Sklills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
The new Post-16 Phonics Approaches Toolkit from the Education and Training Foundation is now available to download from the Excellence Gateway website. The toolkit introduces resources created specifically for adult learners, explains how to put post-16 phonics approaches into practice in different settings, and explores how to adjust pace and sequence.
This free online course from FutureLearn aims to give you practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages. It is designed for teachers of ESOL and additional languages and for anyone with an interest in dyslexia and language learning.
Commuters in London now have another way of passing the time - with short stories, grabbed from a vending machine. Written by famous authors past and present, the stories are printed out on slips of eco-friendly papyrus paper and are free to all.
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Talks have produced a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, that aims to boost learners' literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence.
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.
These courses from the Open University are free of charge, completely online and have no start or end date, so can be studied at any time. On completion learners can download a digital badge which can be displayed on individual profiles, CVs and social networking sites.
These stories and multimedia resources can be used by friends, family, tutors, libraries, enrolment, and of course learners themselves. Whether it is getting back in to education in the first place or looking at how you might progress in what you are doing, there is a story.
Unionlearn has introduced a handy new online toolkit to help trade unions support English and maths learners.
English and maths for adults. Videos, quizzes, games and tutor resources.
The Excellence Gateway is now fully supported by the Education and Training Foundation, and the new exhibition site for English brings together effective teaching and management resources.