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Finding suitable online resources for Health and Social Care learners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Young Jan 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi Guys, can anyone suggest some good online resources that can be used in designing lessons for the Health and Social Care environment. They need to be fairly adaptable to different learner levels,…Continue

Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Young Jan 9, 2013. 6 Replies

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…Continue

 

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Theresa Young replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"Hi Ann I think it's a mixture of everything you said! Most of my students don't like writing down how they got to their solution and seem to almost expect to get full marks for writing a number on a bit of paper! I am working very hard to…"
Jan 9, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Finding suitable online resources for Health and Social Care learners
"I use the site on a very regular basis. I would recommend it for sure although I always print off and try the worksheets first just to make sure ! It's a great place to get inspiration from! Also, you could set yourself up an account on prezi…"
Jan 9, 2013
Ann Guilder replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"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…"
Jan 9, 2013
Ann Guilder replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Finding suitable online resources for Health and Social Care learners
"Thanks Theresa, I will definately have a look at that, its good to get a recommendation from someone who has actually used the site"
Jan 9, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Finding suitable online resources for Health and Social Care learners
"Hi Ann Take a look at the Skills Workshop http://www.skillsworkshop.org/. This site is aimed at adults with many examples of functional literacy/numeracy. Select the contextual tab then you can click on social and health care - you can pick…"
Jan 8, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"Hi Ann, Functional skills numeracy is new to this academic year so there is only a limited amount of past exam papers available. I have been given 3 level 2 past papers from C and G and one of edexcel. I will email them to you. I expect that there…"
Jan 8, 2013
Ann Guilder replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"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?"
Jan 8, 2013
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Finding suitable online resources for Health and Social Care learners

Hi Guys, can anyone suggest some good online resources that can be used in designing lessons for the Health and Social Care environment. They need to be fairly adaptable to different learner levels, but aimed at the lifelong learning sector and not primary/secondary schools.See More
Jan 8, 2013
Theresa Young replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"Hi Ann, As Jax mentioned, level 2 numeracy is based on the skills that are needed in daily life such as percentages, fractions, measures of length etc. Topics like algebra and trig have been stripped out of the functional skills curriculum as they…"
Jan 8, 2013
Jacqueline Thomas replied to Ann Guilder's discussion Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care
"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…"
Jan 7, 2013
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Use of Level 2 English and Maths assessments for entry to NVQ3 Health and Social Care

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?See More
Jan 7, 2013
Ann Guilder replied to Gina Allen's discussion "Food" for Thought??
"I agree that 2 hours is a long time to keep concentration levels going and a short break is always useful and welcome, however going out of the class to get refreshments is time consuming especially if the canteen is busy. So why not offer some…"
Jan 7, 2013
Ann Guilder commented on Ann Guilder's blog post Dyslexic learners
"Hi Melissa, you're right coloured paper is very helpful, also a larger font size and double line spacing allows text to be read easier. Memory can also be a real problem, so writing instructions down as a bullet point tick list would be really…"
Jan 7, 2013
Melissa Jade Totman commented on Ann Guilder's blog post Dyslexic learners
"I have a couple of students with dyslexia in the classes I teach. They get help at the Institute, but I have printed out hand outs in different colours as some dyslexic learners prefer pink etc. I've also written instructions down as sometimes…"
Dec 31, 2012
Ann Guilder commented on Anita bell's blog post What if any would you take off the curriculum ? To teach attitudes regarding money, good debt and bad dept?
"I think that all students need to learn Life Skills; budgeting is very important, learning how to access services within the community, where and how to find jobs, writing CVs, career paths, even very basic DIY, basic motor mechanic skills (how to…"
Dec 30, 2012

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Dyslexic learners

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 7:20am 4 Comments

Hi has anyone any experience of teaching adults with dyslexia, what strategies worked and how did you adapt material so they could access it more easily? I am interested in working with adults with dyslexia any suggestions for extra training in that area? Thanks Ann Guilder

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