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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

We have lots of information on training and events in this edition of the e-news update! Do remember that Skills for Life Network does not organise or deliver training: you will need to contact the respective organisations for further information or to book places on courses.

Teacher training: if you're looking to undertake Skills for Life teacher training via a distance/flexible route, do take a look at the article on courses being offered by the Essential Skills Resource Centre at the University of Warwick. You'll also see that there are Level 5 Numeracy programmes and a Numeracy Bridging course starting shortly in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

A review and information on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield

Courses for Adult Literacy Professionals
A review and information on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities at the Department of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield

University of Warwick 11,12, 13 July 2008: This conference will focus on the changes which the ESOL sector has been facing and the implications for our learners, ourselves as practitioners and for NATECLA as a key national voice

NATECLA National Conference 'Values and Vision'
University of Warwick 11,12, 13 July 2008: This conference will focus on the changes which the ESOL sector has been facing and the implications for our learners, ourselves as practitioners and for NATECLA as a key national voice

Resources

The Learning Matters Partnership has produced a resource package to support teaching and learning in foundation for learning and life

DVD Resources from The Learning Matters Partnership
The Learning Matters Partnership has produced a resource package to support teaching and learning in foundation for learning and life

Jobs

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, South Yorkshire

Lecturer - Key Skills (Creative Studies)
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, South Yorkshire. Closing date 6 Jun 2008

Redcar & Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East

Literacy and ESOL Tutors
Redcar & Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East. Closing date 13 Jun 2008

North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Craven area

Skills for Life Development Coordinator
North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Craven area. Closing date 6 Jun 2008

Real Time Training Ltd,  South Liverpool area

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

Knowledgebase

IfL Regional CPD events are now free
The upcoming June CPD half day seminars are now being offered free of charge

Level 5 Numeracy Programmes
Information on a Numeracy Bridging programme and on Level 5 programmes starting soon in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Mathematics/Numeracy Subject Coaching Networks - North East
The NCETM summer 08 meetings are free and will include activities relating to Functional Skills and distribution of the latest resources available from QIA

National Employer Skills Survey 2007
The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) published the latest edition of its main survey of investment in training by employers in England (National Employers Skills Survey, 2007) on 7th May

New Flexible Study Subject Specialist Diplomas (Level 5)
The Essential Skills Resource Centre is offering flexible study programmes (distance and e-learning tasks plus 7 days attendance at the University of Warwick)

NRDC Lecture - Addressing post-16 Basic Skills in England: Ten Years On
Susan Pember - Director, FE, Learning and Skills Performance Group, DIUS, 12th June 2008 17:30 - 20:00, Elvin Hall, Institute of Education, University of London

Skills for Families web site
The new site contains a selection of schemes of work, lesson plans and resources to support Family Literacy, Language and Numeracy programmes

Skills for Life in the 21st Century: Do you have the resources you need?
Wednesday 25th June 2008, 9:30 – 3.45 pm, West Yorkshire - a practical and interactive event for SfL professionals

Skills for Life in the East Midlands
‘Dyscalculia’ - a free NIACE event: Monday 9th June 2008, 9.30am - 3.30pm, The Walkers Stadium, Leicester

Skills for Life in the West Midlands
‘Dyscalculia’ - a free NIACE event: Monday 23rd June 2008, 9.30am - 3.30pm, The Lakeside Centre, Aston University, Birmingham

Understanding Teacher Training Reforms in the Lifelong Learning Sector - how they affect you
Tuesday 17th June 2008, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, Northern College, Barnsley

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