English and maths matters
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults with learning difficulties and is course is suitable for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life and wishes to explore their English and Maths skills.
The course will cover a variety of literacy, numeracy and ICT topics. These could include the early stages of reading and writing, working with numbers involved in everyday situations and using ICT. Units covered will vary according to your needs, but might involve: Reading and writing personal details, Reading and writing family names, Reading and writing greetings and short notes , Reading key signs and notices in the community, Recognise and write numbers, Add and subtract, Use money to pay for things, Understand measurement and do practical measuring, Recognise different shapes of everyday items, Using ICT to find information, Using ICT to communicate, Using ICT safely.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you written and verbal feedback on your progress during the course and tell you what you need to do in order to attain the qualification
Additional costs and requirements
If you go on a trip to outside venues you may need money for entrance fees or travel costs. You will be told about them in advance. You should bring a notebook and pen. You may need money to buy a drink at break time. For full day courses please bring a packed lunch and refreshments.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will not need to do anything in your own time but you may choose to research certain aspects of the course
About the tutor
Caroline Ross currently works as a tutor for Learn Devon. Prior to this she worked for Integer training as a tutor and also as nationwide trainer and major accounts supervisor for Manpower plc.
Caroline has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and a City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate of Adult Literacy Subject Specialist qualification. Caroline’s area of interest is teaching adults with learning difficulties
Caroline has been heavily involved in her children’s school, being the Secretary then Chairperson for the PTA for 8 years. She helps out at the local Youth Club and is hoping to be involved in more youth projects in the future.
“I love teaching and giving people the opportunity to do things for themselves instead of someone doing it for them. As a child I experienced things being snatched from my hands because I looked awkward (just being left-handed!) and made a promise that I would never do that to anyone else”.
Caroline Ross, Tutor, Learn Devon