PREPARING TO TEACH IN THE LIFE LONG LEARNING SECTOR
CITY AND GUILDS, LEVEL 4, 7303
Q5. EVALUATE A RANGE OF WAYS TO EMBED ELEMENTS OF FUNCTIONAL SKILLS, IN YOUR SPECIALIST AREA.
A prerequisite to embed and teach Functional al skills within adult learning has been introduced by the government to promote and improve the core subjects. These are practical skills in English, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT).They help you gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Any individual who possess these skills has the essential knowledge, understanding and skills to be confident and the ability to operate effectively in their life and in the work place. Skills you might need or want to embed come in three categories which overlap with each other. Key skills are often obligatory parts of courses assessment by exams and or portfolio work (Petty 2009) Learn to learn skills examples of these include underlining, highlighting or annotating text, summarising and note take (Petty 2009) these skills are used a great deal within the security training packs as students are given hand outs to use as a reference, I to also encourage my students to make notes during the class room sessions. Intellectual skills examples reasoning, evaluating problem solving (maths) ability to view things from a different point of view (equality and diversity) (Petty 2009)
Working within the security industry the basic Functional skills are an important part of the officer’s role. PSO’s are now using English, maths, ICT in their job roles more. Depending on the job role depends very much which Functional skills they use. For example a PSO’s working in a shop will use maths and English as part of his job role and maybe a little of ICT completing reports on stores internal computer systems. Whereas a PSO’s employed as a CCTV operator will use all three Functional skills equal for example English completing police statements, reports. Maths would be used...