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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

Many thanks to everyone who responded to a Skills for Life Network member's request for information on obtaining Braille version practice tests. You'll find the replies in the article below. Contributions from Awarding Bodies would be most welcome!

Jobs: Real Time Training are looking to recruit two Skills for Life Tutors, one based in the Liverpool area, and one in the Gloucester area. The Prison Service are recruiting Skills for Life Instructors in Greater London, the North West and the West Midlands. Newcastle College, the WEA and IB2K are also recruiting.

The next e-news update goes out on the 8th of January.

Seasons Greetings and all best wishes for 2008!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

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Workshops and Courses for Employees and Volunteers of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Greater Manchester

Professional development workshops and courses in Greater Manchester
Workshops and Courses for Employees and Volunteers of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations across Greater Manchester

Jobs

Newcastle College, North East

IT - Lecturer (26 hours per week - 0.7 FTE)
Newcastle College, North East. Closing date 11 Jan 2008

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

Newcastle College, North East

Skills for Life Lecturer - Numeracy
Newcastle College, North East. Closing date 11 Jan 2008

Real Time Training Ltd, Gloucester and Liverpool areas

Skills for Life Tutor (2 posts)
Real Time Training Ltd, Gloucester and Liverpool areas. Closing date 18 Jan 2008

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

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Knowledgebase

A question of belonging? Engaging the most disadvantaged groups in learning
Monday 21 January 2008, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London

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

Braille version practice tests
Your suggestions on how to obtain Braille version practice tests

Business in the Comunity Skillstories: Engaging Employers
Business in the Community launched the Skillstories interactive webtool at their annual Skills for Life dinner on 21 November

Consultation begins on regulation and development of qualifications and assessment
The DCSF and DIUS have published a consultation document setting out detailed proposals for the regulation and development of qualifications and assessment in England

Key Skills Support Project National Events
Events from January to March 2008 include: Key Skills for employability; Managing the skills agenda; Key skills ICT and Functional skills and you - moving towards functional skills

Kickstart TV
Kickstart TV is an innovative interactive digital television channel for learning and skills, with the potential to engage Skills for Life learners and support their learning and progression

Lifelong learning sector case studies
LLUK is currently trying to source interesting case studies of people working in the lifelong learning sector and would like your help

North West Skills for Life Regional Achievement Dialogue
Offender learners with dyslexia: policy, research and practice, Tuesday 15th January 2008, 9.30am - 3.00pm, Wigan

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

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