FE: Skills for Life in Context

An examination of the life skills needed for various careers, seen through the eyes of recent school-leavers on the job.

There are 8 videos in this series.

15 mins Social Care - A Day in the Home
This programme provides an insight into the way a young key worker uses literacy, numeracy and ICT in her job at a residential home.
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15 mins Social Care - A Day Out
This programme looks at the literacy, numeracy and ICT skills used by social workers as they look after a group of elderly care home residents.
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15 mins Construction - The Gas Fitter
What have literacy, numeracy and ICT skills got to do with fitting central heating systems? Gas fitter Philip Parker shows just how important they are.
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15 mins Construction - Safety on Site
In this programme, the section manager of a large construction company demonstrates the skills needed to ensure a project is completed safely, on time, and on budget.
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15 mins Health and Beauty - Inside the Salon
This programme provides an insight into the various skills used by a young hairdresser working in a prestigious hair salon.
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15 mins Health and Beauty - Inside the Gym
In this programme, a gym fitness instructor demonstrates how ICT, numeracy and literacy skills are vital to his job.
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15 mins Engineering - Lifeboats
In this programme, marine engineer Spencer Johns takes us on a tour of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's headquarters in Poole.
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15 mins Engineering - MOT and Service
In this programme, trainee mechanic Louise Upton takes a care through its MOT and service, demonstrating the skills that are vital to her hands-on role.
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