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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

Your views are invited on ESOL funding and on the National Numeracy for Employability Strategy - more details below.

You'll see that the Learning and Skills Council have published their latest fact sheet to help tutors record Skills for Life provision on Individualised Learner Records.

If you're a manager with funding, employer engagement and Skills for Life responsibilities working for providers with Train to Gain contracts funded by LSC Yorkshire and the Humber, do take a look at the seminar information below.

Jobs alerts: a reminder that you can now choose to receive alerts from specific regions if you wish. You can do this by using the Log In facility on the toolbar at the top of any page of the website. Once you've logged in, use the 'my details' section to amend your alerts. If you've forgotten your user ID and/or password, use the reminder service in the Log In section. Contact us if you need any help with this.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Information on Skills for Life professional development and teacher training opportunities offered by Northumbria University, and news of an Open Evening on Monday 14th April

Get on in Post Compulsory Education and Training at Northumbria University
Information on Skills for Life professional development and teacher training opportunities offered by Northumbria University, and news of an Open Evening on Monday 14th April

Resources

Our classic Target Skills suite is a well-established and popular resource for literacy and numeracy learning. Target Skills Gold is the next generation of materials: placing the entire suite (which includes screening, assessments, management tools and a wealth of learning activities) online. Find out more and read about our year-end special offers on employability resources.

Target Skills Gold: Integrated Skills for Life assessment, learning and management
Our classic Target Skills suite is a well-established and popular resource for literacy and numeracy learning. Target Skills Gold is the next generation of materials: placing the entire suite (which includes screening, assessments, management tools and a wealth of learning activities) online. Find out more and read about our year-end special offers on employability resources.

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

Rotherham College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Project Co-ordinator - NEETS
Rotherham College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 21 Mar 2008

Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East

Project Worker - Women’s Learning Support Project
Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East. Closing date 14 Mar 2008

Hull College, Humberside

Skills for Life Lecturer (Workplace Focus)
Hull College, Humberside. Closing date 11 Mar 2008

Training provider, Greater Merseyside

Skills for Life Tutor
Training provider, Greater Merseyside. Closing date 28 Mar 2008

WEA North West Region

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

Learning Links Europe Ltd, North East

Skills for Life Tutors
Learning Links Europe Ltd, North East. Closing date 10 Mar 2008

Park Lane College, Keighley, Yorkshire

Skills for Life Tutors ESOL / Literacy / Numeracy
Park Lane College, Keighley, Yorkshire. Closing date 14 Mar 2008

WAMITAB, London

Workplace Skills for Life Tutors (sessional in London)
WAMITAB, London. Closing date 24 Mar 2008

Knowledgebase

DIUS ESOL consultations
A round up of forthcoming ESOL consultation events commissioned by DIUS

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

How to record Skills for Life provision
The LSC has published a fact sheet to help tutors record Skills for Life provision on students' Individualised Learner Records

Important Changes to Key Skills Support Programme (KSSP)
A statement from the Quality Improvement Agency

Making Numeracy Matter Even More: A National Strategy
An update on the National Numeracy for Employability Strategy and your chance to have your say

North West Adult Learners Awards
There are three awards this year, including an Award for Skills for Life in Health and Social Care

Optimising your Train to Gain Contract - Yorkshire and the Humber
A free one-day seminar that will explain how Train to Gain funding can be significantly optimised by effectively integrating Skills for Life provision within learners’ vocational programmes

The Vital Link libraries and adult literacy conference
A conference for the 2008 National Year of Reading - A passion for reading: where does it fit into Skills for Life? 12th March in Birmingham

Training the Teacher Trainers
Information on the portfolio of courses offered through the Skills for Life Improvement Programme for teacher educators and experienced teachers involved in offering Skills for Life professional development

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