US10792 Write Correspondence and US26622 Writing (Cover Letter)

US10792 Write Correspondence and US26622 Writing (Cover Letter)


This task booklet relates to TWO NZQA Unit Standards for level 1 (that is, students can work towards both standards with the one piece of work):

  • US26622 Write to Communicate Ideas for a Purpose and Audience (one of three pieces needed for this standard), and
  • US10792 Write Formal Personal Correspondence (one of two pieces needed for this standard)

Students write a cover letter that would accompany a curriculum vitae in a job application.


Included in this resource:

  • The complete student workbook


The student workbook includes:

  • Coversheets for both unit standards
  • Clearly unpacked achievement criteria
  • Cues to show students when to stop and get teacher feedback
  • Tables and templates, providing a structured and scaffolded approach
  • An example of a cover letter
  • Hyperlinks (where necessary) for easy referral to parts within the document and also to external web sources.



This resource comes in Microsoft Word and a Google Docs format (a link to the Google version is provided). This means you can:

  • Edit / Tweak to suit your / your students' needs
  • Share with students digitally so that they can work on it online
  • Print as hard copy work booklets


Please remember your feedback is always welcome.

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