Using language, symbols, and texts

Using language, symbols, and texts is about working with and making meaning of the codes in which knowledge is expressed. Languages and symbols are systems for representing and communicating information, experiences, and ideas. People use languages and symbols to produce texts of all kinds: written, oral/aural, and visual; informative and imaginative; informal and formal; mathematical, scientific, and technological.

Students who are competent users of language, symbols, and texts can interpret and use words, number, images, movement, metaphor, and technologies in a range of contexts. They recognise how choices of language, symbol, or text affect people’s understanding and the ways in which they respond to communications. They confidently use ICT (including, where appropriate, assistive technologies) to access and provide information and to communicate with others.

Gateway Barista Course

14 and 15/4 Complete Barista Skills Course at The Learning Place.
This course has the following Unit Standards
US17284 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production L3 C3
US17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision L2 C4

Gateway Hair Dressing Work Experience and Training Programme

12/03/2020 - Application to Zak's of Halswell hair salon for work experience/apprenticeship
HITO hair and beauty industry training organisation program.

17/03/2020 - Interview with Anita Good of Zaks of Halswell Successful. Work Placement to be every Thursday from 9am to 4.30pm approx. Starting on 26 March. HITO schools programme enrolment form completed and sent to Anita on 18/3 for signing.

Gateway Workplace Safety and Health

19/03 Unfortunately forgot about this course today - got confused with First Aid course next week. So have not done this course. Need to check emails regularly when committing to Gateway Courses/Work experience.

09/03/2020 - Enrolled in Workplace Safety and Health at Pro Med instructor Mark Taylor and this will be a 2-day health and safety course at Papanui Bowls Club, Condell Ave on 19th & 20th March starting at 8.45am
Covers the following Unit Standards

497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements Level 1 - 3 credits

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