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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the update, you'll find lots of information on upcoming events, including details of a major research conference for Skills for Life practitioners in Scotland.

If you're based in the North East, do take a look at the information on a key regional seminar being held in Newcastle on the 19th of March - see 'Skills for Life in the North East' below.

Bookings are still being taken for the PD Net annual Skills for Life Conference being held in Wakefield on the 11th of March. Full details are in the article below.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

Written in response to positive feedback on First Resort, it provides more writing practice and introduces new topics for beginner students of English

First Resort Extra is now available from avantibooks
Written in response to positive feedback on First Resort, it provides more writing practice and introduces new topics for beginner students of English

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Jobs

Hargreaves Training Services, Yorkshire and the Humber

Basic and Key Skills Tutor/Assessor
Hargreaves Training Services, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 14 Mar 2008

Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Course Leader, Application of Number
Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 28 Feb 2008

Prison Service College, Midlands - applicants from other parts of the country will be considered

Essential Skills Team Leader
Prison Service College, Midlands - applicants from other parts of the country will be considered. Closing date 22 Feb 2008

IB2K Limited, Scunthorpe, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life and Employability Tutor
IB2K Limited, Scunthorpe, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 22 Feb 2008

Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life Numeracy Tutors
Doncaster College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 28 Feb 2008

Adult training and development organisation, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East

Skills for Life Programme Leader
Adult training and development organisation, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East. Closing date 29 Feb 2008

WEA North West Region

Skills for Life Tutors
WEA North West Region. Closing date 14 Mar 2008

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Knowledgebase

Additional funding for ESOL in Scotland
On Monday 4 February, The Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop announced £9 million of additional funding for English language classes across Scotland

Adult literacy and numeracy research conference, Scotland
Learning Connections is holding Scotland's first national Adult Literacy and Numeracy Research conference on Tuesday 29 April, 2008 at The Radisson Hotel, Glasgow

Embedding and Progressing: a one-day conference
Tuesday 26 February 2008, 9:45am - 3:30pm, London - a national conference aimed at learning providers and practitioners with an interest in embedded approaches to teaching and learning literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy

Embedding Skills for Life in London Local Authorities
Thursday 27th March, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

English Language at Work
A FREE comprehensive new ESOL booklet backed by Government, unions and employers is now available to download

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

Skills for Employability: Achieving Our Level 3 Ambitions
Wednesday 19 March 2008, Central Hall, Westminster, 10am - 1.30pm - the launch event for the government's ambitious Level 3 targets

Skills for Life in the Midlands
‘Numeracy – Question Time’ - a free event - Tuesday 11th March, Birmingham and Wednesday 12th March, Leicester

Skills for Life in the North East
Where are we now? Where do we want to be? Free event - Wednesday 19th March, 9.30am -1.30pm, Life Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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