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ERIC Number: ED533728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: ISBN-1-8599-0434-3
Basic Skills--Identifying and Meeting Needs. Information for People Who Give Advice on Courses, Careers and Employment
Basic Skills Agency
There are very few jobs today that do not require basic literacy and numeracy skills. Even when the job itself is manual, employees need to read health and safety notices, fill in a job sheet and check their pay and overtime hours. Service industry jobs place even more demands on the workforce, with their emphasis on efficiently and rapidly meeting customer demands using a variety of technological tools. In each of these areas it is also essential that employees can listen effectively and can speak confidently to colleagues and customers. This booklet has been produced for those of you who give advice in a range of contexts: in colleges; in workplaces; in the community; or in job centres. It has been designed to help you understand what basic skills are and why they are so important. It also gives some pointers to help you talk about basic skills needs.
Basic Skills Agency. Available from: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. 21 De Montford Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE, UK. Tel: +44-116-204-4200; Fax: +44-116-285-4514; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom