The modules are based on the competence-building core curriculum. The content of the modulesí units reflects the basic competences described in the curriculum with emphasis on relevance to the world of work. Tasks and exercises aim to improve or consolidate adultsí basic skills (written communication, oral communication, mathematics and media skills) within a vocationally relevant context. Modules are developed for all four ability levels described in the core curriculum.

Modules specific to certain occupations (for the job sectors caretaking, cleaning, care work and domestic work) range from ability levels 3 to 4, as the content of the basic education programme developed according to the demands of these occupations can only be taught and practised at a suitable level of complexity from level 3 upwards.

Modules suited to all types of employment teach the basic skills which are needed in everyday life and in the world of work. However, they are not linked to a specific occupational field. These modules work to develop general educational skills which can be considered a cross-section of the competences necessary to cope adequately with everyday life. They are also a prerequisite for various work-related tasks (even in jobs requiring a low-level of qualification) as without them it would not be possible to hold down a job.
These modules suitable for all types of employment have been developed for ability levels 2, 3 and 4. Modules for the ability level 1 teach basic reading and writing skills, creating a link to the world of work by improving vocabulary.

Basic education programme lesson handouts give methodical-didactic suggestions on how to promote skills relevant to employment as well communication skills.