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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition, we have news on the launch of a new General Professional Recognition Scheme for the Learning and Skills sector. We also have information on a new Level 5 professional development award in Developing Embedded Approaches to Literacy, Language and Numeracy.

Programme development grants are still available from the QIA for teacher-education providers - more details below.

Booking is now open for the PD Net Annual Skills for Life Conference 2008, so do hurry if you would like to secure a place. There's a varied and exciting Workshop Programme on offer - see the article for full details.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

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The Learning Matters Partnership
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Jobs

Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East

‘Skills for Jobs’ Development/Engagement Worker
Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East. Closing date 25 Jan 2008

City of Sunderland College, North East

Associate Lecturer (ESOL)
City of Sunderland College, North East. Closing date 24 Jan 2008

Dewsbury College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Course Co-ordinator for ESOL
Dewsbury College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 31 Jan 2008

Barnsley College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Curriculum Quality Leader – Skills for Life
Barnsley College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 4 Feb 2008

Newcastle College, North East

Dyslexia Co-ordinator
Newcastle College, North East. Closing date 25 Jan 2008

Dewsbury College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Part-time Lecturer in Literacy, Numeracy or ESOL (Pool Staff)
Dewsbury College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 31 Jan 2008

Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East

Project Co-ordinator - 'Skills for Jobs'
Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East. Closing date 25 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 25 Jan 2008

Dyslexia Action - part-time posts available in Bolton, Oldham, Norwich

Skills for Life Tutors
Dyslexia Action - part-time posts available in Bolton, Oldham, Norwich. Closing date 15 Feb 2008

West Nottinghamshire College, East Midlands

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

WEA North East Region

Tutors - Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
WEA North East Region. Closing date 15 Feb 2008

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Knowledgebase

Integrating Skills for Life in the workplace
FREE one-day programme for ULRs and Trainers interested in supporting workplace learning by developing Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Lottery funds for family learning
Families across England are in for a big learning curve through a £2.5 million injection from the BIG Lottery Fund

Maths and Dyslexia
FREE one-day training course for the Learning and Skills sector, February amd May, East of England region

New approaches in working with youngsters at risk of offending
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London EC1R, 25th February 2008

New General Professional Recognition Scheme Launched
The success of a Professional Recognition scheme for Skills for Life (SfL) teachers has led to the launch of a wider ranging initiative

New Level 5 Award in Developing Embedded Approaches to Literacy, Language and Numeracy
Latest information on this new professional development award for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector

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

Programme development grants still available!
More applications are welcome for QIA grants from all regions of England from teacher-education providers who aim to develop their literacy, ESOL or numeracy teacher- qualification programmes during 2008

Train the Trainer - Move On with your learners
These training sessions aim to develop the skills of a cohort of LLN specialists to deliver MOWYL - literacy and numeracy in the North West

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