Key skills and K Guide - Resources and Review

Project established to develop students' key skills as required by employers and for lifelong learning. Describes the position of such skills within qualifications, education and training programs. Includes case studies of modern apprenticeships.
Intended to run from 1999
2002, this resource aims to assist in the dissemination of information to training providers, schools, and colleges in order to improve the overall quality of key skills education, implementation, and provision in the academic and work sectors. Includes definitions of key skills, an analysis of the relationship between basic skills and key skills, assessment, progression, and support facilities. Documents are in Word and PDF format.
A thematically
based resource for those who wish to consider a career and develop key skills in Europe and the world of work, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, planning for the future, and news media.
Project aiming to improve the skills of new students in the first semester of university education, helping to ensure that requirements of employers and professional bodies are met. Resources for improving key skills for study, improving employability and job hunting are provided.
Set of documents providing an overview of key skills and describing benefits of training for employers, candidates and communities. Individuals' key skills can be assessed by completing a series of multiple choice questions on communication, application of number and information technology.
National development agency which aims to improve basic skills. Its activities include funding research and demonstration projects, publishing teaching and learning resources, and running a free national telephone referral service to help adults join basic skills classes.
The mission of the Future Problem Solving Program is to teach students creative problem solving processes through competitive and non
competitive instructional programmes which help them learn to work with others in designing positive futures. Offers information on publications, training, events and research.
Information about key skills, defined as communication, information technology, application of number, working with others, improving learning and performance, and problem solving. Includes information on key skills events, support materials and assessment.
Details of a European
wide qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. It aims to raise the general level of competency in IT, to improve productivity at work, to enable employers to invest more efficiently in IT, and to ensure that best practice and quality issues are understood and implemented. The full syllabus is available online and includes modules in using the computer and managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases / filing systems, presentation and drawing, information network services.
Details of key skills workshops run by the Open University and information on how to get started. Activities and skill sheets are included addressing communication, information technology, numeracy, working with others, and improving personal learning and performance. Skills necessary for particular assignments are identified.
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