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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

This seems to be a busy time of year in terms of recruitment. The Prison Service has opportunities for Skills for Life Instructors in the Greater London, North West and West Midlands areas. Newcastle College are managing the contract on behalf of the Prison Service, and full and part time posts are available. See the advert below for full details of these and other current vacancies.

Lancaster University Literacy Research Centre has a new look website. You'll find a blog and lots of new resources - visit www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk. You can also find out about advanced professional development opportunities on offer at LLRC in the feature article.

Events: the PD Net Skills for Life Annual Conference 2008 will be held on Tuesday the 11th March 2008 in Wakefield - more info below.

A Skills for Life Network member from Royal Forest of Dean College would like to know where she can find Braille version practice tests for a learner who is undertaking her Level 2 adult literacy certificate. Alternatively, she would like to know if there is any way the practice tests could be translated into Braille. Any answers or ideas? Email us via our enquiry form -we'll pass on your suggestions and circulate them via the site in the near future.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Are you thinking of studying in 2008…or perhaps have an idea for a research project but are not sure how to follow it through?
Lancaster University offers Advanced Continuing Professional Development for practitioners and managers within the area of Skills for Life

Advanced Professional Development
Are you thinking of studying in 2008…or perhaps have an idea for a research project but are not sure how to follow it through? Lancaster University offers Advanced Continuing Professional Development for practitioners and managers within the area of Skills for Life

Jobs

Oldham Lifelong Learning Service, North West

Curriculum Manager: Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Oldham Lifelong Learning Service, North West. Closing date 14 Dec 2007

Tower Hamlets Children

Hourly Paid Tutors: Skills for Life
Tower Hamlets Children's Services Directorate, London. Closing date 7 Dec 2007

Stoke College, West Midlands

Lecturer in Essential Skills
Stoke College, West Midlands. Closing date 12 Dec 2007

Bradford College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Lecturer in Skills for Life
Bradford College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 10 Dec 2007

Oldham Lifelong Learning Service, North West

Part-time Tutors
Oldham Lifelong Learning Service, North West. Closing date 14 Dec 2007

Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Programme Manager for Basic Skills
Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 13 Dec 2007

IB2K Limited, Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life and Employability Tutor
IB2K Limited, Hull, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 28 Dec 2007

Prison Service:  full and part time roles available in Greater London, the North West and the West Midlands

Skills for Life Instructors
Prison Service: full and part time roles available in Greater London, the North West and the West Midlands. Closing date 4 Jan 2008

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

WEA, various locations in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Skills for Life Tutors
WEA, various locations in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. Closing date 4 Jan 2008

Leeds City Council - Jobs & Skills Service, Adult & Community Learning, Yorkshire and the Humber

Temporary Family Learning Tutor / Organiser
Leeds City Council - Jobs & Skills Service, Adult & Community Learning, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 13 Dec 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

Adult Learners' Week 2008
The 2008 Adult Learners' Week award nominations process is up and running

Clear communication with health service users - a resource pack
A pack written by Healthwise Aberdeen that helps raise awareness of health literacy issues and to provide practical suggestions for improving communication between staff and service users who may have low literacy skills

Creative routes 2007/08
Developing teacher qualification programmes, 2007/08 - late applications may be considered; numeracy a priority

Developing adult teaching and learning: practitioner guides
The NRDC and NIACE have produced a series of free practitioner guides to support reading, writing, numeracy, writing and using ICT

Invitation to pilot pre-service programmes for teachers of literacy, numeracy and ESOL
Following the reform of FE teacher education in 2007, LLUK wishes to consider pre-service initial teacher training for teachers of literacy, numeracy and ESOL

Lifelong Learning UK 2nd Annual Conference
Future-proofing the lifelong learning workforce in the UK: Thursday, 13th December 2007, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

National Year of Reading 2008
A decade after the first National Year of Reading in 1998, the National Year of Reading 2008 aims to put reading at the top of everyone's agenda

PD Net Skills for Life Annual Conference 2008 - Skills for Success
The PD Net Conference will be held on Tuesday 11th March 2008 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield

Supporting the embedded approach - discussion events
Manchester Jan 14th, London Jan 16th, Nottingham Jan 18th

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