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Developing Functional Skills: The World of Work

Challenge reference: 2358

Curriculum areas Communica­tionEmployabilityMathematics
Notional learning hours  10
Level E3
Learning aim

Learners will develop their functional English and Maths skills in the context of activities about the world of work.

ASDAN skills TeamworkLearningCoping with problemsCommunicationUse of numbersUse of IT
Learning context

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Learning outcomes

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

The learner will:

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:


Develop number and money skills related to the world of work.

  • Count and write numbers up to 1000
  • Complete a cheque and paying in slip linked to earning money from work
  • Solve problems using money linked to work i.e. buying resources to make items to sell for profit
  • Design a survey to assess information to inform enterprise project i.e. making crafts to sell at a coffee morning and in school
  • Produce a table and bar graph, including a labelled axis and a scale

Develop speaking and listening skills related to the world of work.

  • Greet visitors and ask for information
  • Prepare questions to ask a school visitor that are linked to work

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