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I have over 20 years experience as a lecturer/teacher and also assessor and internal verifier. I currently moderate and test assessments for an awarding body and am a member of SET (Society for Education and Training). I write English, Maths, Food Hygiene and Safety, Food Technology, Online Safety and ICT resources and also computing resources for key stages 2, 3 and 4, GCSE and adults (ECDL etc). I also write and teach botany and ecology courses.

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I have over 20 years experience as a lecturer/teacher and also assessor and internal verifier. I currently moderate and test assessments for an awarding body and am a member of SET (Society for Education and Training). I write English, Maths, Food Hygiene and Safety, Food Technology, Online Safety and ICT resources and also computing resources for key stages 2, 3 and 4, GCSE and adults (ECDL etc). I also write and teach botany and ecology courses.
Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Activity Workbook
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Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Activity Workbook

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An activity workbook to cover Functional Skills Maths at Entry Stage 1. Suitable for the complete beginner and for learner' who struggle with numeracy. The workbook contains explanations and actvities with examples on how to do it to test the learner's skill and knowlede at each section. The workbook has 35 pages and covers: Counting Sorting Addition and subtraction Firsts, seconds, thirds Working with dates Working with 2D and 3 D shapes Poitioning Size Weight Dealing with money Working out distances
Understanding Number Sequences
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Understanding Number Sequences

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This activity is part of the Functional Skills Maths at Entry Stage 2 & 3 but can be used for Early Years and primary maths. Suitable for the complete beginner and for learners who struggle with numeracy. The 1 page resource contains explanations and examples on number sequences followed by 6 tasks with answers.
Functional Skills Entry Level Stages 2 & 3 Maths Activities
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Functional Skills Entry Level Stages 2 & 3 Maths Activities

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Ths resource is aimed at Functional Skills Entry Level Stage 2 & 3 and/or early years Maths and offers explanations and activities (with answers) covering 21 pages: Counting - Entry 2 Number Sequences - E2 & E3 Halving and Doubing - E2 Thirds and Quarters Addition with 2 digit numbers - E2 Addition with 3 digit numbers - E3 Addition with decimal points - E3 Subtraction using 2 digit numbers - E2 Subtraction using 3 digit numbers - E2 Subtraction using decimal points - E3 Rounding - E3 Multiplication - E3 Division - E3
Using ICT Securely
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Using ICT Securely

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This 11 page resource is an extract from Functional Skills ICT Level 2 and covers Online Security, Viruses, Staying Safe and Respecting Others, Responding to ICT Problems. Each subject starts with a page on theory, folllowed by an activity to test knowledge (in the frm of multi-choice questions and mix and match activity. Answers are included.
Functional Skills ICT Level 1 & 2:  Database Activities & Revision
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1 & 2: Database Activities & Revision

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This activity and revision resource covers Functional Skills ICT Level 1 and Level 2 Databases and contains 26 pages of theory, activities, help sheets and practical exercises. Comprehensively covering the FS specifications at both L1 and 2, the resource covers: Designing and creating database - data types/field names Field properties Primary keys Importing text Validation rules Queries and filters Comparison and logical operators Sorting Reports
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level:  Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level: Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)

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These practice papers (23 pages) are written to follow the style of the Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Entry Level assessment and are split into Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 papers (so they get progressively harder). There are 2 papers per entry stage (6 overall). The papers cover the following: ENTRY 1 Open an email Make changes to a document (e.g. flyer/poster) Label an image ENTRY 2 Email reply Edit, format a document and insert an image ENTRY 3 Email reply and new email Create a poster and a newsletter work with spreadsheets Internet search and downloading There are data files and solutions/worked answers for each of the papers
Adding 3 Digit Numbers Activity
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Adding 3 Digit Numbers Activity

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This FREE one page worksheet/activity is an extract from a Functional Skills Entry 1 Maths Workbook(by the same author) and covers Hundreds , Tens and Units , adding 3 digit numbers and taking numbers over to the next column. The one page activity provides a clear explanation and example and then an activity for the learner to try. The answers to the activities are at the bottom of the page.
The Internet and Search Techniques
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The Internet and Search Techniques

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This 13 page worksheet/lesson/activity is an extract from Functional Skills ICT Level 2 Activity Workbook (by the same author) which covers the Internet, the WWW, Search Engines and URLs, Boolean Oerators and other search techniques, currency, relvance, bias, copyright. The worksheets/activity can be used for a whole lesso and consists of theory, activities to test knowledge (matchmaker and multi-choice) and also 6 practical exercises to test skill. Answers are included.
Functional Skills ICT Level 1:  Specimen Practice Papers (for AQA)
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1: Specimen Practice Papers (for AQA)

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This 23 page resource of three practice papers is written to match the style of the AQA Level 1 assessment and covers: Creating a leaflet/advert/letter Creating a logo Using spreadsheets and charts Using presentations Editing databases Email Safety and security Evaluation questions There are data files and worked copies/solution for each paper
Outlook Email 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide
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Outlook Email 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide

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This guide covers 16 A4 pages (single-sided) printed in colour using a visual style with images and callouts. The guide is designed to cover the most useful and popular operations within the Outlook 2013 software application that a user might need to know and is presented in 10 steps per operation (e.g. Basic operations, Formatting, Editing etc). The guide is useful for anyone wanting to get their heads around using Outlook 2013 and as a handy reference guide for ICT programmes of study (e.g. ECDL, Functional Skills and other L1/L2 ICT qualifications). The guide covers basic operations, (opening, creating a new message, forward, reply, cc and bcc, sending, closing etc), editing folders and emails, work with email messages (attachments, priority, flag, signatures,), work withcontacts, appointments and meetings and calendars.
Use Software, Interface Features and Adjust System Settings
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Use Software, Interface Features and Adjust System Settings

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This 18 page resource is an extract from a Functioal Skills ICT Level 2 Activity Workbook (by the same author) and covers software applications, using nterface features and adjusting system settings. The activity resource contains theory for each of the subjects, followed by multi-chioce and matchmaker activities to test knowedge. Also included are 'how to' help sheets for opening an aplication, installing and uninstalling software and managing unresponding applications. This worksheet/activity includes answers.
Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Steps Training Guides
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Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Steps Training Guides

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The training guides are supplied in colour for the user to print on A4 paper and are created using a visual style with images and callouts. The resources can be used as a handy reference guide for ECDL and ICT programmes, including Functional Skills L1/L2. The Office 2013 Quick Step Guides cover - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations, Access Databases and Outlook email. The guides are designed to cover the most useful and popular operations for each software application that a user might need to know and are presented in 10 steps per operation. The set of guides costs £10. The full guide (WP, SS, DB, PP and Email) contains 56 pages if printed double-sided.
Functional Skills ICT Entry Level:  Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)
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Functional Skills ICT Entry Level: Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)

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These practice papers (41 pages) are written to follow the style of the OCR Functional Skills ICT Entry Level assessment and are split into Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 papers (so they get progressively harder). There are 2 papers per entry stage (6 overall). There is an assessor checklist. The papers cover the following: ENTRY 1 Reply to an email Make changes to a document (e.g. information sheet/poster)/label an image ENTRY 2 Email reply Create, edit and format a document and insert an image ENTRY 3 Email reply Create a poster/flyer and edit and format it Internet search and downloading Evaluation questions (safety and security) There are data files and solutions/worked answers for each of the papers
Functional Skills ICT Level 1:  Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)
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Functional Skills ICT Level 1: Specimen Practice Papers (for Edexcel)

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This 23 page resource of three practice papers is written to match the style of the Edexcel Level 1 assessment and covers: Use the Internet Creating a leaflet/letter and combining information Using spreadsheets and charts Password protection and Read Only Use Email with attachments Using presentations Editing databases There are data files and worked copies/solution for each paper
Functional Skils ICT Level 2:  Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)
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Functional Skils ICT Level 2: Specimen Practice Papers (for OCR)

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These practice papers (16 pages) are written to follow the style of the OCR Functional Skills ICT Level 2 assessment and cover the following: Use the internet and download information Use a spreadsheet and charts Use a database Create a newsletter Create a letter Use email Evaluation questions There are data files and worked answers for each of the papers
Functional Skills ICT Spreadsheets and Graphs
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Functional Skills ICT Spreadsheets and Graphs

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This 14 page spreadsheet activity resource is suitable for Functional Skills ICT - Numerical Data and Graphs and covers: Theory sheets providing explanations and examples of arithmetical formulas, referencing and BODMAS and also functions such as SUM and also IF and VLookup/HLookup statements, along with creating comparison bar charts. Handy 'how to do it' sheets giving practical help for Excel 2010 - formulas, functions, headers & footers, layout, editing, importing and also creating charts and graphs from two data sets Questions (with answers) to test knowledge and understanding Practical 'hands on' exercises using formulas and functions and creating comparison bar charts, line graphs and scatter graphs
Maths: Understanding Dates
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Maths: Understanding Dates

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This activity is part of the Functional Skills Maths at Entry Stage 1 or can be used for Early Years Maths. Suitable for the complete beginner and for learner' who struggle with numeracy. The resource contains explanations and an activities with examples on how to do it to test the learner's skill and knowledge. The resource has 4 pages and covers Date Formats, Date Order and Newest/Oldest Dates. This has a wide age range as it covers early years through to Functional Skills
Excel Spreadsheets 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide
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Excel Spreadsheets 2013 Quick Steps Training Guide

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This guide covers 28 A4 pages (single-sided) printed in colour using a visual style with images and callouts. The guide is designed to cover the most useful and popular operations within the Excel spreadsheets 2013 software application that a user might need to know and is presented in 10 steps per operation (e.g. Basic operations, Formatting, Editing, formulaes etc). The guide is useful for anyone wanting to get their heads around using Excel 2013 and as a handy reference guide for ICT programmes of study (e.g. ECDL and other L1/L2 ICT qualifications). The guide covers: BASIC OPERATIONS (opening, closing, saving, printing etc) EDITING (insert and edit data, undo/redo, search/replace, selecting, switching between worksheets) FORMATTING (fonts, sizes, colours, alignment, borders/shading, number/date formats, AutoFill, sorting, cell orientation and wrapping) MANAGE WORKSHEETS (working with rows and columns, managing worksheets) USING FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS (BODMAS, arithmetic operators, cell references, ranges and functions) PAGE LAYOUT (margins, orientation,, headers/footers, paper size, row/column headers, gridelines, title rows, preview etc) CREATING CHARTS (pie, line, column, editing and formatting etc)
Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits
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Safety Advice for Ponds and River Visits

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Ponds and rivers are a great resource for enthusing learners and enabling them to earn outside the classroom. However school visits to waterways can present many hazards to health and safety and these can come from different sources, such as plants, bacteria and insects. This FREE 3 page resource provides useful and important safety advice and guidance on conducting school visits to ponds or rivers. The guide covers: Physical safety Water Borne Disease Poisonous Plants Invasive Plants and the Law Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Transferring Disease and Cleaning Equipment