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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-news Update

We have a couple of funding related news items in this edition, including an update on a range of European programmes and on Big Lottery funding for Family Learning.

Resources: you'll see that resources to support the use of the new Quick Reads titles are now available to download - more info below.

Training: Northern College are running a short (two half days plus a residential weekend) maths bridging course in June/July. The course is aimed at people interested in undertaking a level 5 Diploma in Adult Numeracy teaching, and provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the Diploma while developing your own maths skills. See the article for full details and for an application form.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Seminar: Practitioner Research - can it support professional development? 28 April 2008

North West SfL Research Forum @ Lancaster Literacy Research Centre
Seminar: Practitioner Research - can it support professional development? 28 April 2008

Jobs

Hull City Council Skills and Employability, Humberside

Adult Education Teacher in Skills for Life Literacy
Hull City Council Skills and Employability, Humberside . Closing date 30 Apr 2008

Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire

Course Coordinator in Return to Learn 0.5FTE
Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 25 Apr 2008

Professional and Development Network (PD Net), Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life Professional Development Trainers
Professional and Development Network (PD Net), Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 30 Jun 2008

Hull College, Humberside

Skills for Life Trainer/Consultant (Train to Gain & Services to Business)
Hull College, Humberside. Closing date 25 Apr 2008

Age Concern Training, Yorkshire

Skills for Life Tutor
Age Concern Training, Yorkshire. Closing date 12 May 2008

Real Time Training Ltd,  South Liverpool area

Skills for Life Tutor
Real Time Training Ltd, South Liverpool area. Closing date 16 May 2008

The Adult College, North West

Skills for Life Tutor - Family Literacy
The Adult College, North West. Closing date 18 Apr 2008

Future Strategies Consulting Limited, North East

Skills for Life Tutors
Future Strategies Consulting Limited, North East. Closing date 18 Apr 2008

Urban Biz, Yorkshire: two posts, one full-time (Leeds) and the other part-time (Bradford)

Skills for Life Tutors
Urban Biz, Yorkshire: two posts, one full-time (Leeds) and the other part-time (Bradford). Closing date 16 May 2008

The Adult College, North West

Skills for Life Tutors - Numeracy
The Adult College, North West. Closing date 18 Apr 2008

Huddersfield Technical College, West Yorkshire

Skills for Life Workplace Tutors (2 posts)
Huddersfield Technical College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 23 Apr 2008

Two posts - one based Gloucester, Swindon, Wiltshire and the other West of England

Tutors
Two posts - one based Gloucester, Swindon, Wiltshire and the other West of England . Closing date 16 Apr 2008

Knowledgebase

An update on the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes in the UK
The fifth edition of edUKation, the quarterly newsletter for the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes in the UK, is now available to download

Family Learning Funding
Big Lottery Fund is running Family Learning, a programme that helps parents to understand more about how their children learn and encourages adults and children to learn as a family

Family literacy, language and numeracy research and guidance now available online
The findings from this NRDC project are now available to download from the CfBT Education Trust's Evidence for Education online portal

Maths Bridging Course
Northern College, Barnsley, are offering a short-term level 3 maths bridging course in June and July 2008, aimed at people thinking about doing the level 5 Diploma in Adult Numeracy teaching or wishing to upgrade their skills in mathematics

Maths4Life Resources
The Maths4Life resources are now available to order from the National Centre for Excelllence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) web portal

National Learning at Work Day
National Learning at Work Day, the biggest annual celebration of workplace learning, will take place on Thursday 22 May 2008

Quick Reads The Vital Link Guides
Resources to support the use of the new Quick Reads titles are now available to download from the Vital Link website

The Big Plus website
The Big Plus is Scotland's campaign to promote the free help that's available across the country to people who have difficulty with reading, writing or using numbers

Young people lack the reading, writing and maths skills that employers want
Employers are struggling to find young people with the right skills for work, suggests new research by the Learning and Skills Network (LSN)

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