Get your foot in the door – Key Skills

Posted on Jan 10, 2012

In the run up to Christmas last year I met with a potential client and suggested (as I am now doing in this blog) that they take a look at what is going on in their business and then trawl the app stores looking for any free/low costs apps that could help to achieve their business aims.

The organisation in question was doing a great deal of commendable work to upskill elements of their workforce in the key skills of literacy and numeracy by offering them GCSE tuition and examination(s).


If your organisation also offers development opportunities in these key skills areas then you’ve got a wonderful opportunity to ‘get your foot in the door‘ and prove the worth of performance support via mobile devices.

Why not take a look at these apps and consider whether you might want to direct any of your learners who are undertaking any form of key skills to them.

GCSE English revision app (iOS) – £1.99p

GCSE Maths revision app (iOS) – £1.99p

GCSE English revision app (Android) – £FREE

GCSE Maths revision app (Android) – £FREE

Inevitably there will be some people who do not have a mobile device and will bemoan the fact that you are offering their colleagues who do have a mobile device something that they themselves are unable to benefit from, or they will complain over the fact that the apps cost money – don’t let this put you off.

Simply tell them to carry on using whatever tool or process they have always used – simples!!!

And you know what? Even if people don’t opt for these apps, you may have just sewn the seeds for them to look for an alternative….

Good luck and let me know how you get on

The blog post that started it all

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  1. @CraigTaylor74 already had a conversation with colleague about shift app 🙂

    • @MikeCollins007 Cool, why not stick on the blog; you know how this SEO works 😉

  2. @CraigTaylor74 I need to catch up on your blog, this new series you’ve got going sounds good #footinthedoor

    • @kategraham23 You know where to find me….. (usually on a bloody train tbh) what’s your thinking?

      • @CraigTaylor74 Haven’t read it yet but sounds like you’re breaking things down so people can get started (?) which I’m all in favour of

        • @kategraham23 Correct. You’ve got a few to catch up with

        • @CraigTaylor74 Hopefully tomorrow pm 🙂

  3. @CraigTaylor74 great stuff, I wonder is there a similar one for academic writing?

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