Using switches - moving on from cause and effect

Challenge reference: 1164

Notional learning hours  10
Level WTE1
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Learning aim

Learners will be able to use a switch more than once to create an effect and will be able to use two switches to create different effects or to make a choice of effect.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to purposefully use a switch in order to cause an effect on more than one occasion.
  2. Be able to use two switches to create different effects or to make a choice.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Purposefully use a switch to create an effect eg activate a switch to keep an activity or machine playing, activate a switch to complete a simple sequence or in order to start or stop an activity or machine.
    • Demonstrate repetition of purposeful switch use either during the same session or on a separate occasion.
    • Use two switches to control parts of the same activity e.g. during a game or changing channel and volume on a TV or music player.
    • Use two switches to make a choice eg. using one switch to turn on an activity or machine and another switch to turn the machine off or stop the activity.