Samples of resources

Scroll down to see visual samples of the first page of each type of resource


 
  • Just click on an image to increase its size. 
  • The resources are relevant to teachers and learners no matter which awarding organisation you are with. Most contain extracts from my books.
  • To keep costs down, there are no fancy images.
  • Click here for further information and links to the resources.

Self-assessment grids

These are templates (in Word) which contain all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for a particular unit. They are ideal as an initial assessment tool. They enable you to add your own statements to show what you already know or have done so far, and to identify what you need to do. If you don't have Microsoft Word, a free compatible program can be downloaded here from www.openoffice.org

Price: 50p

Self assessment grid - sample first page

Guidance for achieving the units - sample first page

Guidance for achieving the units 

These are completed examples of the self assessment grids. They give guidance as to the evidence which could be produced, and statements which could be written, to meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of a particular unit. The content must not be used by learners to complete assignments and is for guidance only. They are ideal to help assessors of the units standardise their practice, and to know what is expected from their learners.

They are in PDF format. A free PDF reader can be downloaded here from Adobe.

Price: from £2.50


Assessment/Action plans 

These enable assessors to plan what will be assessed, when and how. 

The plans are in Word with suggested activities to help achieve the unit, which can be adapted to suit the assessment methods used, and to set target dates.

If you don't have Microsoft Word, a free compatible program can be downloaded here from www.openoffice.org

Price: from £1.50

Assessment plan - sample first two pages

Information leaflet - sample first page

Information leaflets  

Each information leaflet is based on a particular topic.  

All information leaflets within a qualification's unit will cover the content of all the learning outcomes, and go over several pages. 

They can also be used by teachers to support the PowerPoint presentations and by learners to gain information which contributes towards the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. 

They are in PDF format. A free PDF reader can be downloaded here from Adobe.

Price: £1.50


Handouts, tables and checklists

These are for both teachers and learners and provide useful 

additional information to support each unit. 

They are in PDF format. A free PDF reader can be downloaded here from Adobe.

Price: from 50p

Handout - sample first page
Table - sample first page
Checklist - sample first page

Template - sample first page

Templates

These are for both teachers and learners. They are in Word enabling you to amend them to suit your own requirements, for example adding your logo. 

Completed examples of each template are also available in PDF.

If you don't have Microsoft Word, a free compatible program can be downloaded here from www.openoffice.org

Price: from 50p

Completed example of a template - sample first page

PowerPoint - sample first three slides (each PPT slide has detailed presenter notes and is cross referenced to the unit's criteria)

PowerPoints  

These are designed to be delivered in two to four hours depending upon your style of delivery and the number of activities you carry out with your learners (guidance is given). 

All PowerPoints are cross referenced to the content of the unit's assessment criteria. 

Each comes with comprehensive slide presenter notes which includes information regarding the content, delivery and suggested activities. All end with a summary quiz, a reading list and weblinks. 

You are advised to check the content for currency as things change over time e.g. legislation/website links.

The PowerPoints contain all the factual information needed to effectively deliver the requirements of the units. 

You can amend or update the content to suit your own requirements. For example, you could add your logo, graphics, pictures, and links to appropriate videos. 

The price is kept low due to graphics and animations not being included.

If you don't have Microsoft PowerPoint, a free compatible program can be downloaded from www.openoffice.org.

Price: £10


Observation checklists  

These are designed to cover the requirements of the units or aspects being observed, for example:

  • The Award micro-teach session
  • The Certificate teaching practice observation
  • The TAQA Assessor observation
  • The TAQA internal quality assurer observation. 

The forms are in Word to enable you to adapt them as you wish. You can key in directly when using a suitable electronic device.

Price: from £2.50

Observation checklist - sample first page

Assignments and exemplar answers 

(for access by teachers/assessors only)

Assignments and exemplar answers are available for some of the units. If you would like details and prices, please contact me.

You must be a teacher/assessor in a centre delivering the qualifications and be able to provide your centre name, centre number and awarding organisation name and contact person. All purchasers will be checked. Assignments will not be sold to learners.