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We have news of events on Functional Skills, the Foundation Learning Tier and of a national Skills for Life Conference - an employer perspective, in this edition of the update.

The Skills for Life Improvement website has now been revised and updated. You'll find it holds a wide range of resources to support Skills for Life professional development, including materials to support the delivery of the minimum numeracy core. See the article below for full details.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Jobs

Wakefield Adult & Community Education Service, West Yorkshire

ESOL Team Leader
Wakefield Adult & Community Education Service, West Yorkshire. Closing date 19 May 2008

Wakefield Adult & Community Education Service

Numeracy Tutor
Wakefield Adult & Community Education Service. Closing date 19 May 2008

Tribal CTAD, based at Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham Engine Plant, Essex

Skills for Life Numeracy and Literacy Learning Coaches
Tribal CTAD, based at Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham Engine Plant, Essex. Closing date 19 May 2008

Hargreaves Training Services, Leeds

Skills for Life Tutor
Hargreaves Training Services, Leeds. Closing date 16 May 2008

Real Time Training Ltd,  South Liverpool area

Skills for Life Tutor
Real Time Training Ltd, South Liverpool area. Closing date 13 Jun 2008

Dyslexia Action - part-time posts are available in Kings Lynn, Norwich, Stevenage, Watford, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Reading, Slough, Maidenhead & Windsor and Milton Keynes

Skills for Life Tutors
Dyslexia Action - part-time posts are available in Kings Lynn, Norwich, Stevenage, Watford, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Reading, Slough, Maidenhead & Windsor and Milton Keynes. Closing date 23 May 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

Army Foundation College, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Team Leader, Key Skills (Application of Number Specialist)
Army Foundation College, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Closing date 15 May 2008

Knowledgebase

Addressing the Minimum Numeracy Core
Resources to support delivery of the minimum numeracy core are now available to download from the Skills for Life Improvement Programme website

FREE help available in the Yorkshire and the Humber region through HUDCETT
Do you employ teachers, tutors or trainers? Like some help to find your way through the maze of information about the new teacher training reforms? FREE help is available through HUDCETT— the regional Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training for Yorkshire and the Humber

Free promotional material for Adult Learners Week
The Get On campaign have free goodies including scratchcards, stickers and pens

Functional Skills – Regional Briefings July 2008
QIA is offering an opportunity for providers of adult (post-19) education and training not involved in the functional skills pilot to attend a regional meeting to allow managers and staff the opportunity to be updated on functional skills developments

Get Ready for the Level 5 Subject Specialism in Literacy Teaching
Northern College are offering a short Level 3 Literacy Bridging Course in June and July 2008 to prepare you for progression to the Level 5 course

Involving learners - your chance to influence LSC thinking and practice
Your chance to influence LSC thinking and practice and to make a difference to how learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities can be involved in decision making at a national level

Skills for Life: an employer perspective - two national conferences
18th June 2008 – North West and 19 June 2008 - London

The Foundation Learning Tier (FLT) and learners with learning difficulties
A half-day seminar that will benefit those who are responsible for provision at Level 1 and below which learners with learning difficulties might access

Young Adult Carers' Access to Education and Training
If you are working with young adult carers, NIACE would like to hear from you

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