We have put together a bank of free resources to support you in your delivery and assessment of BTEC WorkSkills:
Assessment guidance and support
Credit Values for the WorkSkills Units
Free resources - Word format (2008 specification)
Free resources (2008 specification)
Getting started with WorkSkills
Online Support for Centre Assessors (OSCA)
The WorkSkills Unit Frameworks: Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Workskills Mapping Changes
Heinemann have produced two write-in workbooks to support the work placement units from the new WorkSkills BTEC qualification at Levels 1 and 2. Each workbook contains assessment templates, employer reports, visiting tutor reports and a variety of activities to challenge different learning types.
The two workbooks (one at Level 1 and the other at Level 2) provide support and guidance for learners taking the work placement units: Preparing for Work Placement, Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work and Learning from Work Placement.The Activator books are suited to all learners and are relevant to all types of work placement regardless of the sector. They provide a clear format in which the learner can record evidence of the completion of their work placement and make note of skills gained and any other experiences or achievements that they wish to highlight. See sample pages online at www.heinemann.co.uk/workskills.
WorkSkills Teacher Resource Disk from Heinemann With teacher guidance and additional material to stretch learners and consolidate learning with job-specific projects, the teacher resource disk saves you time and provides further assessment support.
The supplementary material includes:
Further resources to be used in the classroom feature:
The work placement units offered as part of WorkSkills can be supported by work placement packages from Trident. This will add value to the units and ensure that learners are matched to placements that are suited to their needs and tailored to maximise their development.
Trident has a well-established track record of supporting young people between the ages of 14 and 19 in preparing for life beyond the classroom. It aims to help young people improve their employability skills by offering a complete work placement service that makes the process as easy as possible for employers, learners, schools and colleges.
Trident is also keen to add value to its work placements by encouraging learners to take on further WorkSkills units that will complement the work placement. To find out more, visit www.trident-edexcel.co.uk/tsec5_workskills.asp.
WorkSkills quality assurance
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