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We have a couple of news items around key documents and strategy for Skills for Life in this edition of the update.

The Education and Skills Bill provides for a strengthening of the free entitlement to Skills for Life training and to a first Level 2 equivalent qualification. The LSC Statement of Priorities sets out how Skills for Life will be funded to 2011. You can find out more from the respective articles.

You'll see that a new fact sheet on ESOL for Work qualifications has been published by the LSC - more below.

Teacher training: LLUK has produced a flowchart outlining the new qualifications for FE teachers. If you would like an overview of how these relate to Skills for Life teacher training, you may like to take a look at the interactive route planner on the North West Skills for Life Professional Development Advice Service (NWPDAS) website.

The North East Training and Development Showcase has been updated, and now holds the latest information on Skills for Life teacher and supporter training programmes in the region. Contact Caryn Loftus if you would like to amend or add your course details.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Resources

Global Skills: Understanding The World Through English.
Learning resources for Skills for Life English and ESOL classes (Entry Level 3 - Level 2).

Lancashire Global Education Centre
Global Skills: Understanding The World Through English. Learning resources for Skills for Life English and ESOL classes (Entry Level 3 - Level 2).

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Jobs

Redcar and Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East

Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Family Learning tutors
Redcar and Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East. Closing date 3 Dec 2007

Working Wonders (Education) Limited, Wigan, North West

Skills for Life Literacy and/or Numeracy Tutor
Working Wonders (Education) Limited, Wigan, North West. Closing date 10 Dec 2007

Durham Logistics College, County Durham, North East

Skills for Life Tutor
Durham Logistics College, County Durham, North East. Closing date 21 Nov 2007

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Resources

We specialise in resources and support for curriculum and staff development in the areas of literacy, numeracy, ESOL, independent living skills and entry to employment

The Learning Matters Partnership
We specialise in resources and support for curriculum and staff development in the areas of literacy, numeracy, ESOL, independent living skills and entry to employment

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Jobs

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

Education and Skills Bill
The Education and Skills Bill provides for a strengthening of the free entitlement to Skills for Life training and to a first Level 2 equivalent qualification

ESOL for Work fact sheet
A new LSC fact sheet on ESOL for Work qualifications

European Social Fund invests £151 million in jobs and skills for south east
Money from the European Social Fund will fund a range of activities, including Skills for Life, job search advice and support, confidence building and vocational qualifications

FE Teacher Qualifications
An overview flowchart from LLUK of the new qualification requirements for teachers, tutors, trainers, lecturers and instructors in the FE sector in England

Learning and Skills Councilís Statement of Priorities
The Learning and Skills Council's priorities and key actions from 2008/2009 to 2010/2011 include a right to basic skills training where needed, coupled with the biggest ever investment in this area

Open Studies Certificate in Key Skills Teaching and Learning
FREE in-depth professional development for key skills practitioners is available in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Professional development: successful approaches to numeracy teaching and learning
FREE training events, funded by the LSC North West and delivered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

Resource Swap?
A Skills for Life Network member is looking to sell/exchange some surplus whiteboards

Skills for Life Delivery for Train to Gain
Yorkshire and the Humber regional seminars: Successful Skills for Life Delivery for Train to Gain - turning strategy into effective practice

Skills for Life Publications list
A new list of Skills for Life materials available from the DIUS and the QIA

Standards Verification UK Conference 2007
Standards Verification UK will be hosting a 5th annual conference for those involved in teacher, tutor and trainer education and training on Friday December 7th 2007 in London

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