Learning materials

The Talking Jobs learning materials have been mapped to the ACEG Framework for careers and work related learning. This framework is a key driver for schools and colleges working towards Investor in Careers and other quality awards.

Bite Size CEIAG

The Bite Size CEIAG activities are a series of easy to adopt short activities for use with any of the Talking Jobs Modules. Each activity closes with a short self-evaluation where students are asked to reflect on how what they have seen applies to them. Students will need independent access to a computer at school, college or home. We recommend these activities are followed up with plenary sessions to share insights about the world of work.

KS3 learning outcomes
KS4 learning outcomes
Post 16 learning outcomes
Elements of career and work related learning

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Suitable for

Suitable for KS3 and KS4

Setting

Small group / class size and one to one

Resources

This is a paper based starter activity only. Internet access is not required.

Timings

Up to an hour

Aims / Overview

This activity is intended to get learners thinking about themselves; their abilities, strengths and preferences in preparation for a more in-depth look at recognising and developing skills and personal qualities. It can be used at any point as a preparation for using Talking Jobs, as it will help learners relate themselves to what they discover from the video modules.

Evidence

Workbook (poster) and self-evaluation form

Framework

The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

Learning Outcomes

ACEG KS3 learning outcomes 1, 2, 3

Additional Frameworks

ACEG KS3 learning outcomes 1, 2, 3

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Open activity as pdf
Suitable for

Suitable for KS3, KS4, Post 16, NEET

Setting

Small group / class size and one to one

Resources

Access to the internet, headphones/speakers, printer optional

Timings

Up to an hour

Aims / Overview

This is an open ended career exploration activity where students are encouraged to see what they can learn from as wide a range of case studies as time permits within the session. We recommend you use it to help students become familiar with the way the Talking Jobs Modules work, and how they move from exploration to reflection on what they have found out that's new or surprising. Challenging stereotypes is an implicit part of all Talking Jobs activities.

Evidence

During the activity students are prompted to write down their reactions to individual clips. At the close they are asked to reflect more broadly on what they have seen and how it applies to them on a self-evaluation form. Whole group feedback and discussion should be run as a plenary activity.

Framework

The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

Learning Outcomes
Additional Frameworks

Functional Skills

Functional ICT Entry Level 3 Skill:

  • Interact with and use an ICT system to meet given needs
  • Store information

Functional English (speaking and listening) Entry Level 3 Skill:

  • Respond appropriately to others and make some extended contributions in familiar formal and informal discussion and exchanges

Functional English (writing) Entry Level 3 Skill:

  • Write texts with some adaptation to the intended audience
Open activity as pdf
Open activity as pdf
Suitable for

Suitable for KS3, KS4, Post 16, NEET

Setting

Small group / class size and one to one

Resources

Access to the internet, headphones/speakers, printer optional

Timings

Up to an hour

Aims / Overview

This activity is about helping your students put themselves in other people’s shoes and presenting back to their peers summaries of how their chosen subject’s careers have progressed and how they are motivated. Students can record their comments by hand or onscreen using the ‘+’ key and Favourites Tab to create their own document.This activity can be run with any of the Talking Jobs Modules.

Evidence

Self-assessment, discussion and marked worksheet

Framework

The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

Learning Outcomes
Additional Frameworks

Functional SkillsFunctional ICT Level 1 Skill:

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar contextFunctional English (Speaking and Listening) Level 1 Skill:
  • Take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjectsFunctional English (Writing) Level 1 Skill:
  • Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience
  • Open activity as pdf
    Open activity as pdf
    Suitable for

    Suitable for KS3, KS4, Post 16, NEET

    Setting

    Small group / class size and one to one

    Resources

    This is a paper based activity. Internet access is not required.

    Timings

    Up to an hour

    Aims / Overview

    This is a paper based activity to help young people explore and understand the difference between qualities and skills.

    Evidence

    During the activity students are prompted to write down their reactions to individual clips. At the close they are asked to reflect more broadly on what they have seen and how it applies to them on a self-evaluation form. Whole group feedback and discussion should be run as a plenary activity.

    Framework

    The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

    Learning Outcomes

    Functional SkillsFunctional ICT Level 1 Skill:

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar contextFunctional English (Writing) Level 1 Skill:
  • Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience
  • Additional Frameworks
    Open activity as pdf
    Open activity as pdf
    Suitable for

    Mapped to KS3 but suitable for all

    Setting

    Small group / class size and one to one

    Resources

    Access to the internet, headphones/speakers, printer optional

    Timings

    Up to an hour

    Aims / Overview

    This activity is about helping young people understand that different forms of work often have a lot in common and call for very similar skills (and personal qualities). As such, many of the skills (and personal qualities) people acquire in a job are transferable to other forms of employment.

    Evidence

    During the activity students are prompted to write down their reactions to individual clips. At the close they are asked to reflect more broadly on what they have seen and how it applies to them on a self-evaluation form. Whole group feedback and discussion should be run as a plenary activity.

    Framework

    The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

    Learning Outcomes

    Functional SkillsFunctional ICT Level 1 Skill:

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar contextFunctional English (Writing) Level 1 Skill:
  • Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience
  • Additional Frameworks

    ACEG KS3 learning outcomes 3, 11, 12

    Open activity as pdf
    Open activity as pdf
    Suitable for

    Suitable for KS3, KS4, Post 16, NEET

    Setting

    Small group / class size and one to one

    Resources

    Access to the internet, headphones/speakers, printer optional

    Timings

    Up to an hour

    Aims / Overview

    This activity uses the easy to use Talking Jobs Randomiser found on both the www.talkingjobs.net and TES Growing Ambitions website. Its purpose is to help challenge young people’s assumptions about who does what in the world of work.

    The Randomiser uses content from the Original Talking Jobs Module with 40 people asked 32 questions about life learning and work. Users cannot control what they see next, but can control some of elements what’s shown on-screen such as job title and question. Before running this activity, spend a couple of minutes getting familiar with how the Randomiser works.

    Evidence

    During the activity students are prompted to write down their reactions to individual clips. At the close they are asked to reflect more broadly on what they have seen and how it applies to them on a self-evaluation form. Whole group feedback and discussion should be run as a plenary activity.

    Framework

    The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

    Learning Outcomes
    Additional Frameworks

    Functional Skills

    Functional ICT Level 1 Skill

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar contextFunctional English (Writing) Level 1 Skill:
  • Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions, using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience
  • Open activity as pdf
    Open activity as pdf
    Suitable for

    Suitable for KS3, KS4, Post 16, NEET

    Setting

    Small group / class size and one to one

    Resources

    Access to the internet, headphones/speakers, printer optional

    Timings

    Up to an hour

    Aims / Overview

    This is an open ended career exploration activity around personal motivation with focus around challenges at work. It was written to help students better understand that overcoming challenges is a core part of adult, life in the workplace and elsewhere, and that personal satisfaction doesn’t always stem from doing the things we like or find easy; perhaps sometimes quite the contrary.

    Evidence

    During the activity students are prompted to write down their reactions to individual clips. At the close they are asked to reflect more broadly on what they have seen and how it applies to them on a self-evaluation form. Whole group feedback and discussion should be run as a plenary activity.

    Framework

    The ACEG Framework Careers and work-related education in England for 7 to 19 year olds

    Learning Outcomes
    Additional Frameworks

    Functional Skills

    Functional ICT Level 1 Skill

    • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar contextFunctional English (Speaking and Listening) Level 1 Skill:
    • Take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects
    Open activity as pdf