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									             220 Soft Ltd
                    “Life in Great Britain”
A far more thorough and enjoyable preparation for the “Life in the UK”
             test than any other currently available method.




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220 Soft Ltd - A brief History


• Formed in August 2002 by Pete Davidson and John Snowden.

• First products were CD Networkable courses “First Steps” and
  “Life in Britain”

• In 2006 launched Web versions of both of the courses
  programmed using the 220 Web Engine

• 2009 launched the first of Diagnostic/Assessment range
  “IT’s Numeracy”

• The 220 Team is now six strong in house with a further five
  consultants advising on educational directions, producing courses
  and opening up new markets.
          Client base

• 86 Councils and Authorities throughout Great Britain

• 26 Prison Establishments

• 28 Further Education Colleges

• 30 Community Centres

• Contracts from:
               Northumberland LSC
               Yorkshire Forward
               Research Machines
               Ufi – UK Online
               Derby City Probation
    Life in Great Britain
•   The most comprehensive e-resource that includes the
    most up-to-date “Life in the United Kingdom a Journey to
    Citizenship” and the two “Study Guides” published by the
    TSO.

•   Full human speech to help with the English Language
    Level 1 content.

•   Split paragraphs to ensure “bite-size” learning

•   Hyperlinks to relevant sites

•   Comprehensive Glossary of over 640 phrases and words

•   All Tests “mirror” the actual Test Experience with the four
    types of questions and layout as verified by Matthew
    White UK Test Operations Manager Ufi

•   Used by 72 Councils and Authorities throughout Great
    Britain

•   Recommended by Chris Taylor Head of NIACE ESOL
       Comprehensive
The most comprehensive e-resource that
includes the most up-to-date “Life in the United
Kingdom a Journey to Citizenship” and the two
“Study Guides” published by the TSO.
           English Speech
Full human speech to help with the English Language Level 1 content.


Click the speakers
 on this sample
 screen to hear the
 paragraphs read.


Please Note:
 The speech samples
 are taken from the
 actual course, but are
 being played through
 the PowerPoint
 software. This results
 in the speakers not
 being animated as
 they play.
            Easy Reading
Split paragraphs to ensure “bite-size” learning.

The sample screen from the course shown
below is exactly the same material as the
first two paragraphs of the page from the
handbook shown on the right.
         Hyperlinks
Hyperlinks to relevant sites
   Comprehensive Glossary

Comprehensive Glossary of over 640 phrases and words – accessible
by clicking links in the text or viewing the complete glossary from
the link on the Main Menu.

                                         All the words in the glossary can be
                                         viewed alphabetically by clicking the
                                         letters.




Clicking on links within the text pops
up the definitions of the words.
        Realistic Testing
All Tests “mirror” the actual Test Experience with the four types of
questions and similar layout as verified by Matthew White, UK Test
Operations Manager Ufi.




                                           A screen from the actual test.




 A screen from the 220 Soft test.
           Test Reviews
After tests, users can review their responses with their answers and
the correct answers shown.
Glossary links on the review pages also help users discover where
they made errors.
           User Reports
Users can print reports showing which parts of the course they
have viewed and test results. They can also review their answers
from this screen.




Administrators
also have access
to this data and
more.
        Extensive Usage
Used by 72 Councils and Authorities throughout Great Britain:
A
Angus,                                         M
B                                              Merton, Middlesbrough,
Barnet, Barnsley, Bexley, Bolton,              N
Bradford, Brent, Bridgend, Bristol, Bromley,   Newcastle City, Newham, North Ayrshire,
Buckinghamshire,                               North East Lincs, North Lincolnshire, North
C                                              Tyneside, North Yorkshire Adult Learning,
Cardiff, Ceredigion, Cumbria,                  North Yorkshire Libraries, Nottingham City,
D                                              Nottinghamshire County,
Derby City, Derby Adult Education,             O
Derbyshire, Dundee,                            Oldham,
E                                              R
East Riding Adult Education, Essex,            Rochdale, Rotherham, Royal Borough of
G                                              Kingston,
Gateshead,                                     S
H                                              Sandwell, Sheffield, Slough, Solihull, South
Hackney, Harrow Adult Education, Havering,     Tyneside, Southwark, Stockport, Stoke on
Hillingdon, Hull,                              Trent, Suffolk, Sunderland, Sutton,
I                                              Swansea Adult Learning, Swindon
Islington,                                     T
K                                              Tameside, The Highlands, Torfaen, Tower
Kent, Kirklees,                                Hamlets,
L                                              W
Lambeth, Leeds City, Leicester City,           Wakefield, Walsall, Wandsworth, West
Lewisham, Liverpool, Luton,                    Sussex and Westminster City
    What the Users Say
“Leicester Libraries installed the ‘Life in Britain’ software on 61 of its public access computers
in April 2007; there are a total of 169 PCs available in all libraries. Despite being available on
just over a third of computers, ‘Life in Britain’ immediately became the third most popular
application available across the whole system, exceeded only by Internet Explorer and Word.
It is absolutely central to our strategy of encouraging and improving the reading of English as
a second language and its usefulness is demonstrated by the high success of people from
new communities in passing the citizenship test.”
– Michael Maxwell, Quality & Development Manager, Leicester Libraries


“The Life in Britain software is in daily use in our libraries by people working towards the
Citizenship Test”
– Rachel Gee, Service Inclusion Coordinator, Tameside MBC.

“220 produce very usable and friendly products and back that up with friendly and supportive
staff who work hard to find solutions ”
– Dave Watkins Skills for Life Manager, Southwark Libraries

“All those who have trained for the Citizenship Test using the 220 Soft training package have
passed the test first time.”
– Joseph Mbang, Development Worker, CASA (Cameroon Asylum Support Association),
Northwood, London
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