Hi Guys, I would be interested on your thought please, how relevant are the level 2 tests to someone who is working as a carer in a healthcare setting, and wanting to study for the NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care. My understanding was that alot of the work is carried out through observations and some writen work. How is algebra or trigonometry relevant to caring for someone?
Hi Ann, I can assure you that I didn't have to do trig in my Level 2. Algebra could be useful in working out an unknown quantity e.g. the amount of supplies needed. I have just been looking at a government report from 2007 on the topic which is based on a survey of successful NVQ students. Of the respondents to the survey, the highest proportion of those giving "preparing for higher study" as their motivation for taking the course, were taking Health and Social Care courses. So, maybe people in the subject area see a long career of studying combined with working in their professional field. The report is at https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/publicationDetail/Pag....
Thanks Jax and Theresa for your thoughts, do you know if there is any online access to level 2 numeracy and literacy tests, perhaps for practice purposes?
Thanks Theresa that would be very helpful,
Why do you think your students are find the level 2 challenging? Is it that they are returners to education and their skills are rusty? Or is there an age issue, where skills were previously taugh in school in a different way to how they are delivered now, eg. methods used to get answers?