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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the update, we have information on the QIA Review of the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, and on the new employability skills programme.

We also have updated information on professional development programmes in the North West. Please note that the application deadline for the Level 4 programmes at West Cheshire College is the 17th August 2007, and interviews will take place on the 28th August.

If you would like to feature your programmes in the North West Training and Development Showcase and in this e-news update, please contact Vanessa Robinson at the North West Skills for Life Professional Development Advice Service (NWPDAS) email or telephone 0161 902 1140.

Finally, we welcome avantibooks and Tribal CTAD to the Resource Showcase - do visit them.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The University of Leicester is offering a new Certificate of HE and Foundation Degree course in

New Qualification in Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations
The University of Leicester is offering a new Certificate of HE and Foundation Degree course in 'Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations' by distance learning

Jobs

The Learning Trust, Hackney, London

Curriculum Development Co-ordinator: Community Learning and Virtual Pupil Referral Unit
The Learning Trust, Hackney, London. Closing date 15 Aug 2007

Bradford College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Lecturers in Skills for Life
Bradford College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 17 Aug 2007

The Learning Hub, Wembley, London

Part time Skills for Life Teacher Trainer
The Learning Hub, Wembley, London. Closing date 17 Aug 2007

The Learning Trust, Hackney, London

Sessional Tutors
The Learning Trust, Hackney, London. Closing date 15 Aug 2007

VC Train, Rotherham, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life Tutors
VC Train, Rotherham, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 30 Aug 2007

WAMITAB, various locations in London, Essex, Oxfordshire and Somerset

Workplace Skills for Life Tutors (sessional)
WAMITAB, various locations in London, Essex, Oxfordshire and Somerset. Closing date 7 Dec 2007

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Knowledgebase

National Six Book Challenge
The Reading Agency is launching an annual national Six Book Challenge™, targeted at adults who are improving their literacy skills, as part of the Vital Link libraries and adult literacy programme

New employability skills programme to help people back into work
A new programme to help people improve their skills, find a job and progress at work has been launched by Minister for Employment Caroline Flint and Minister for Skills David Lammy

NIACE E-moot 5 day online conference
NIACE is staging an online e-moot to enable practitioners to engage in discussion and debate on issues around current e-learning practice

NRDC Autumn Lecture
"Research influencing policy and practice", Institute of Education, University of London, 13th September 2007

Professional Development Programmes in the North West
Current information on Skills for Life professional development programmes in the North West

QIA Review of the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum
Information on the QIA Review of the ESOL Curriculum and dates of national consultation events

Train the Trainer - Move on With Your Learners
Training sessions to develop the skills of a cohort of LLN specialists to deliver MOWYL- literacy and numeracy in the North West

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