Maps and plans

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Why learn about maps and plans?

Use and make accurate scale drawings of rooms or places.

Quick tips for tutors

Maps and plans includes:

  • Understanding different types of maps, diagrams and plans.
  • The different scale and labels on maps and plans.
  • Learning how to draw a plan and how to arrange items on a plan.
  • Calculating the distance between points on a map using scale.
  • Understanding how measurements are represented in a plan of a room.  
  • Calculating distance measurements represented in maps and room plans.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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