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A Happy New Year to you all!

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has now launched the consultation process with regard to ESOL funding - you can access full details via the article below.

Support is still available from the Skills for Life Improvement Programme to help you improve your learner success rates - you will need to apply by the 15th of January to take advantage of this. More info below.

We have new information on Skills for Life teacher and supporter training provision in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. You'll find updated information for Selby College, the University of Hull and Action English Language Training LLP. See the site Training and Development section for full details of these and of other programmes in the region.

Information on professional development programmes in the North East is also held in the Training and Development section. For more information on programmes in the North West, visit www.nwpdas.org.uk

Information on Skills for Life teacher and supporter training provision in other regions can be found via external links from the Training and Development section.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Have you ever thought about using Fairtrade, the Olympic Games or the global drugs trade to teach Skills for Life? If you want to find out more about how you can do this come along to the Global Skills Conference on the 8th February 2008 in Preston

Global Skills: Understanding the World Through Skills for Life
Have you ever thought about using Fairtrade, the Olympic Games or the global drugs trade to teach Skills for Life? If you want to find out more about how you can do this come along to the Global Skills Conference on the 8th February 2008 in Preston

Resources

Alongside our long-established and award-winning range of multimedia learning for adult literacy and numeracy, Tribal has also now produced the first package developed specifically to support the UK`s Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.

Brilliant ESOL resources from Tribal
Alongside our long-established and award-winning range of multimedia learning for adult literacy and numeracy, Tribal has also now produced the first package developed specifically to support the UK`s Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.

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Jobs

Wakefield MDC Adult & Community Education Service, Yorkshire and the Humber

ESOL Team Leader
Wakefield MDC Adult & Community Education Service, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 14 Jan 2008

Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London

Part-time Tutors/Trainers
Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London. Closing date 18 Jan 2008

Newcastle College, North East

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

Barnsley MBC Adult & Family Learning, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life Numeracy Tutor (0.5)
Barnsley MBC Adult & Family Learning, Yorkshire and the Humber . Closing date 18 Jan 2008

Newcastle College: 2 posts, one based in Leeds and one in the West Midlands

Skills for Life Trainers
Newcastle College: 2 posts, one based in Leeds and one in the West Midlands. Closing date 18 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

CSM Training: permanent and temporary roles available in the Midlands, Manchester and London

Skills for Life Tutors
CSM Training: permanent and temporary roles available in the Midlands, Manchester and London. Closing date 18 Jan 2008

West Nottinghamshire College, East Midlands

Strand Co-ordinator (Skills for Life)
West Nottinghamshire College, East Midlands. Closing date 23 Jan 2008

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Knowledgebase

Call for evidence on the impact of lifelong learning on happiness and well-being
Your opportunity to help identify a broad consensus for the future direction of adult learning policy in the UK

Funding for English classes to be retargeted to aid integration
Public funding for English language teaching should be targeted where it will have the biggest impact on community cohesion and integration, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills John Denham has announced

LSC figures show number of learners in key areas have significantly increased
Official statistics released by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) show a marked increase in participation rates for both young people and adults in Further Education and Work Based Learning

North West Learner Awards
Information on publicity events for providers wishing to enter their learners (and employers) for the Awards

NRDC launches Voices on the Page online storybank
The complete collection of entries from this national writing event for Skills for Life learners is now available online

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

Skills for Life Improvement Programme 2007-08
Support is still available to help you improve your learner success rates

Skills for Life in the North East - Developing Professional Practice
A free event on Wednesday 23rd January 2008, 9.30am -1.30pm at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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