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Welcome to Knowledge and Skills a dynamic partnership with lots of experience in designing and delivering employability skills, careers education and work experience. Our shop includes resources in these categories: Careers education for young adults: with modern magazine style images. Careers education for 11-14+ learners: these are the ones with the dogs! Work experience support: projects and guides for self-directed learning. Level 1 maths: popular topics featuring our elephant friends!

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Welcome to Knowledge and Skills a dynamic partnership with lots of experience in designing and delivering employability skills, careers education and work experience. Our shop includes resources in these categories: Careers education for young adults: with modern magazine style images. Careers education for 11-14+ learners: these are the ones with the dogs! Work experience support: projects and guides for self-directed learning. Level 1 maths: popular topics featuring our elephant friends!
Health and safety at work: Understand safe working practices
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Health and safety at work: Understand safe working practices

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“Health and safety at work” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces students to the basic duties of employers and employees under health and safety law, and the essential elements of a good health and safety induction. Students will discuss why health and safety is important at work, what they believe should be included in an induction programme and how/when to use personal protective equipment (PPE). They will also learn how to recognise the main categories of safety sign and when/where these are used. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
My dream job: Explore career values
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My dream job: Explore career values

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“My dream job” is a self-contained classroom topic that encourages students to think about the values they associate with certain careers and how these relate to their own goals and aspirations. Finding a job role that fits our values is a key aspect of being happy and fulfilled at work. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
Go get that job! Explore your employability skills
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Go get that job! Explore your employability skills

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This lesson introduces the concept of employability skills and helps learners to consider their own skills development. It is one of 50 interactive topics in the My Career Development programme for career and work-related learning from Knowledge andSkills* The entire programme is mapped to the (ACEG) 2012 framework for career and work related learning at KS4 and complies with Ofsted recommendations for good lesson planning. Each topic includes instructions, a whiteboard-friendly slide show to structure your lesson and worksheets. Learning goals and reflective questions are included at two levels (increasing in complexity from green to amber) to allow for differentiation. *www.knowledgeandskills.co.uk
Discover your employability skills
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Discover your employability skills

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This activity helps learners to understand the concept of employability skills and consider where they can develop these skills in other aspect of their lives. There is an updated version of this resource on our My Career Development programme: 50 interactive topics for PSHE and careers education. Each topic includes whiteboard-friendly slide shows, worksheets and instructions. Complies with Ofsted recommendations for good lesson planning! More information and another free topic from www.knowledgeandskills.co.uk or hello@knowledgeandskills.co.uk
Managing me: How to take responsibility for your actions
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Managing me: How to take responsibility for your actions

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“Managing me” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces the idea of self-management as a skill. Students will consider their own self-management skills and how these could impact on their future career. They will explore not only how to manage their time better but to prioritise what is most important when time is limited. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
Artificial Intelligence: The future of work
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Artificial Intelligence: The future of work

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“Artificial Intelligence” is a classroom topic about how skills for work are changing in a world of rapidly expanding technology. We all use multiple devices to manage our social lives and entertain ourselves, but our homes and workplaces are also going to see rapid change over the next few years. In this topic students will debate what intelligence and artificial intelligence mean to them, what skills may or may not be replaced by A.I. devices and how this could impact on the future of work. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
My big ambition: Raising aspirations
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My big ambition: Raising aspirations

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“My big ambition” is a self-contained classroom topic with activities that are designed to help students to raise their aspirations and clarify their hopes and dreams which can become goals. Exploring this topic will also help students to realise that they have the resources they need to be happy and successful if they have self-belief and determination. The activities in this topic draw on some basic principles of neuro-linguistic programming such as visualising success and feeling positive about what you have achieved already. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
What is LMI? How to use Labour Market Information in your career search
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What is LMI? How to use Labour Market Information in your career search

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“What is LMI?” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces students to Labour Market Information (LMI). They will learn where to find and how to use LMI to explore employment opportunities in their area. They will also explore how LMI might help them to understand which employment sectors are growing or declining around them. This topic includes a small scale research activity using the internet. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
Be safe: Recognise hazards and risks
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Be safe: Recognise hazards and risks

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“Be safe” is a self-contained classroom topic that helps students to understand some basic principles about how to keep themselves and others safe in a school or working environment. It includes an overview of recognising hazards and risks and why it is important to manage these in the workplace. An understanding of health and safety is an essential part of learning about the world of work but it can also be applied to their everyday lives. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
Interview me! Make a good first impression
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Interview me! Make a good first impression

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“Interview me” is a self-contained classroom topic which explores image. The earlier students understand the significance of the image they portray, the more this impacts positively on their personal development including their self-confidence and self-esteem. This topic helps students to understand why the image they portray in a competitive situation such as an interview is important and why they need to differentiate between the image they portray with friends or family from a more formal setting. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
Plan for Success: Feel Confident With Exams
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Plan for Success: Feel Confident With Exams

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An attractive, brand new, high quality resource designed to help prepare learners for the exam period. If you teach an exam year, or learners embarking on linear A Levels or GCSEs this is of particular interest to you. It can also benefit students in a wide range of settings who need to work towards a specific goal. ‘Feel Confident With Exams’ is a workbook that focuses on developing confidence by planning to deal with stress! Confidence is about dealing with set backs and developing personal resilience and a lack of these abilities can leave learners at risk of poor performance which does not reflect their ability. In this workbook learners will explore their own ideas about self-confidence, dealing with stress and preparing for exams, and they will try out some strategies for dealing with exam nerves before they happen. Activities include recognising your stress triggers, planning to deal with stress, exam preparation, stopping negative thoughts, and the value of a healthy lifestyle to beat stress. The workbook is 18 x A4 pages in PDF format, with engaging and colourful text and activities (can be copied within one institution). It is self-contained and can be used by learners on their own or as part of a tutorial or study group. It includes clear learning aims, space for reflection and opportunities for discussion as well as self-directed learning. All activities can be completed in the book. It can be used alone or with an accompanying presentation, available separately. Feel Confident With Exams is one of a set of four workbooks and presentations that make up the Plan for Success suite of exam preparation. This workbook will allow you to maximise the value of tutor time or as part of a wider programme of study skills, exam preparation or PSHE.
Understanding Labour Market Information (LMI)
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Understanding Labour Market Information (LMI)

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This lesson helps learners to understand what LMI is and how it can help them in their career search. There is an updated version of this resource on our My Career Development programme: 50 interactive topics for PSHE and careers education. Each topic includes whiteboard-friendly slide shows, worksheets and instructions. Complies with Ofsted recommendations for good lesson planning! More information and another free topic from www.knowledgeandskills.co.uk or hello@knowledgeandskills.co.uk
It's my choice: Make informed choices about your future
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It's my choice: Make informed choices about your future

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“It’s my choice” is a self-contained classroom topic that helps students to recognise progression pathways what will be available to them after their compulsory schooling. It is designed to introduce discussion about making informed choices using two scenarios: going on to Higher Education or an Apprenticeship. These are not the only choices available to young people􀀀however the focus of the topic is the decision process and they will draws on some fictional case studies to generate discussion about how to make a choice when faced with opposing views from friends or family. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
Plan For Success: Study and Revision Skills
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Plan For Success: Study and Revision Skills

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Four individual A4 workbooks for learners to complete on their own, or with the support of a teacher or tutor. Each topic also comes with a teacher/tutor PowerPoint to introduce the topic and generate discussion. Each workbook is 18-22 pages of design-rich content with engaging activities and opportunities for thought provoking reflection. Target age 15+. The whole set makes up a comprehensive programme to help learners who will be taking exams or formal assessment and want to maximise their chances. It will be particularly valuable to students taking linear A Levels. The purpose of this programme is to help learners to develop embed effective study and revision habits at the start of the academic year and build these into a routine – avoiding the last-minute panic and stress. An overview of each topic is: • “Make your dreams happen” helps students to focus on how to visualise their goals and get their mindset right to achieve their goals. This might not be obvious to many students as a ‘study skill’ but their state of mind and sense of purpose are crucial to how they approach their studies, revision and exams – includes tips and techniques to help stay positive! • “Use your time well” asks students to consider their actual level of commitment to their studies, how they are using their time and where they are losing it along the way. This workbook helps students to analyse and improve their time management with a focus on how to maximise the value of their independent study time. They will consider the main ‘blockers’ that are impacting on their time and how to deal with them. • “Plan your revision” asks students “How do you study and revise for exams?” Many students are unaware of what study and revision skills they have and which they need to work on to deal with exams in a range of subjects. Getting a better understanding will help them to be more effective and ultimately to improve their chances of exam success. Includes a range of activities, tips and techniques for summarising and revision. • “Feel confident with exams” introduces students to the idea of self-confidence and self-worth in relation to their exam success. This innovative resource will help students to see their ability to study and pass exams as part of their self-belief and confidence for life. They will consider what makes them give up and how a lack of confidence could undermine their chances. This resource also includes useful strategies for exam preparation and dealing with stress and panic. Help your learners to get ahead of the exam season and maximise their chances.
Applying for jobs: How to read job adverts
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Applying for jobs: How to read job adverts

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“Applying for jobs” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces students to how to read and interpret job adverts by picking out the key messages and what they say "between the lines". Students will explore how they can gain some insight to the culture and environment in the organisation from how they advertise for new employees. Students will also consider how they could tailor their response to meet the expectations in two different job adverts. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
Lifestyle choices: Take care of yourself
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Lifestyle choices: Take care of yourself

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“Lifestyle choices” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces the idea of self-regulation or applying limits to your own behaviour and asks students to consider how some poor lifestyle choices could affect their ability to work. The topic focuses on two aspects of self-regulation – diet and substance use. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 but can be used with a range of groups depending on their needs and abilities, and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
Flash the cash! Manage your money
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Flash the cash! Manage your money

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“Flash the cash!” is a self-contained classroom topic that helps younger students to think about financial planning for a specific goal. The increasing cost of living and planning for further and higher education makes it essential for students to know about managing their money before making these crucial decisions about progression. This topic asks students to think about their own spending habits and how these could impact on their future plans. This topic includes a small scale research activity that requires internet access (other activities do not require internet access). This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
Find me a job! Find information about careers
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Find me a job! Find information about careers

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“Find me a job” is a self-contained classroom topic that introduces students to searching for specific information about careers and then evaluating the information they find. They will learn what LMI (Labour Market Information) is and how to use it in their career planning. Being able to find and critically evaluate information is an important skill for career development and progression. The topic includes a small scale research project using LMI for which internet access is required (other activities are included which do not require internet use). This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 3 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes engaging and high quality images to add visual appeal.
My decisions and choices: How to make a well informed decision
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My decisions and choices: How to make a well informed decision

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“My decisions and choices” is a self-contained classroom topic for students approaching the key transition stage at 16. It helps them to explore how to make a well informed and realistic decision at this critical stage. Students will discuss how they make decisions, and the pitfalls of making a choice without all the information they need. They will try using a decision matrix, and then try out an exercise in choice involving the main progression opportunities available to them: sixth form college, full time FE college, apprenticeship or a job with training. This topic supports the learning outcomes in the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) framework for career and work-related learning at Key Stage 4 and provides good evidence of lesson planning. Two files are included with this topic. The first file is a lesson plan, worksheets and suggested running order for the activities. The lesson plan also includes differentiated learning goals, reflective questions and a “before and after” review of learning relating to this topic. The second file is a slide show presentation which can be used with a whiteboard or pc/laptop and projector, to add structure to the lesson for students. The slideshow has the same running order as the lesson plan, and includes modern and striking imagery to appeal to young adult learners.
Peer Mentoring Programme
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Peer Mentoring Programme

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Welcome to the Peer Mentoring Programme from Knowledge and Skills. This guide will help you to take the first steps in planning and implementing a peer mentoring programme in your school or college. This programme support is given in four parts: • An 87-page PowerPoint presentation structured into 10 training sessions covering essential information for trainee mentors • A 58-page training and information guide for teachers/tutors to help deliver the training • A set of optional forms and templates to record key information during the mentoring process such as draft agreements and review sheets • A 30-page Peer Mentor’s reflective journal or diary for trainee mentors to record their impressions, strengths and areas of development. This pack is delivered in simple format (Word and PowerPoint) to allow you to customise or adapt it to your own situation. It is intended as a practical ‘first steps’ guide to setting up a peer mentoring programme in a school or college if you intend to do so. Students who go on to be peer mentors will be helping others, developing valuable skills and generating evidence to add to a CV or personal statement. This pack does not cover the research background or justification for peer mentoring, it is assumed that if have decided to embark on a peer mentoring programme you may be looking for information on what steps to take, and how to avoid pitfalls. You do not need any previous experience of organising mentoring schemes in order to use this guide. The target group for this programme and training is students aged 15+ who will be acting as peer mentors for students of their own age or one or two years younger. It is not intended for primary schools, the language and exercises in the training sessions are aimed at older students, although the general principles apply. The guide and training will also provide evidence to support many qualifications at Level 1 in this area.