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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the update, we have information on the support available to Providers from the Skills for Life Improvement Programme in 2008-2009. See the article for details.

We also have a quick round up of news just received on Skills for Life Professional Development opportunities. If you're based in the North East, do make sure you're signed up to receive the North East Skills for Life Professional Development E-News Update. To receive the update, log in and amend your Member Details using the North East Update tick box. If you're not already a member of Skills for Life Network, you'll need to register and use the North East Update tick box on the registration page.

You'll see that LLUK has now produced 'Evidencing Personal Skills in Literacy and Numeracy - Guidance to Teachers and Employers'. See below to find out more.

Finally, registration is now open for the Skills for Life Conferences 2008 - details in the article.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

With the National Year of Reading now well underway many more Skills for Life tutors are looking for new ideas to inspire adults who are completely new to reading.  New Leaf is unique in producing publications written by and for adults developing their reading and writing skills.

New Catalogue from New Leaf Books
With the National Year of Reading now well underway many more Skills for Life tutors are looking for new ideas to inspire adults who are completely new to reading. New Leaf is unique in producing publications written by and for adults developing their reading and writing skills.

Featuring news of Tribal’s sponsorship of the prestigious National Skills for Life Conferences, prize draw competitions (win some of our great software titles), new enhancements to our popular Target Skills Gold  resource and details about our great one-day mobile learning ‘Generation M’ workshop

Resources, Events and Special Offers from Tribal
Featuring news of Tribal’s sponsorship of the prestigious National Skills for Life Conferences, prize draw competitions (win some of our great software titles), new enhancements to our popular Target Skills Gold resource and details about our great one-day mobile learning ‘Generation M’ workshop

Jobs

Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service

0.5 Family Literacy, Language and Numeracy teacher
Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service. Closing date 3 Oct 2008

Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service

0.5 Senior Tutor, Skills for Life Numeracy Lead
Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service. Closing date 3 Oct 2008

Havering Adult College, Romford, Essex

Assistant Curriculum Manager – ESOL
Havering Adult College, Romford, Essex. Closing date 8 Oct 2008

Nelson and Colne College, Lancashire

Associate Lecturer in Numeracy (50%)
Nelson and Colne College, Lancashire. Closing date 26 Sep 2008

Hargreaves Training Services, Leeds

Basic and Key Skills Tutor/Assessor
Hargreaves Training Services, Leeds. Closing date 29 Sep 2008

Age Concern, Bradford

E2E/Skills for Life Tutor
Age Concern, Bradford. Closing date 3 Oct 2008

York College

Head of Division: Skills for Life
York College. Closing date 6 Oct 2008

Hopwod Hall College, Middleton, Manchester

Hourly Paid Lecturers (Literacy, British Sign Language, Dyslexia)
Hopwod Hall College, Middleton, Manchester. Closing date 3 Oct 2008

Swindon College

Learning Support Assistants
Swindon College. Closing date 2 Oct 2008

South Tyneside College, South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Lecturer - Key Skills
South Tyneside College, South Shields, Tyne and Wear. Closing date 2 Oct 2008

Nelson and Colne College, Lancashire

Lecturer in ESOL (2 posts)
Nelson and Colne College, Lancashire. Closing date 26 Sep 2008

Doncaster College

Literacy Tutor
Doncaster College. Closing date 6 Oct 2008

Craven College, North Yorkshire

Part-time Lecturers, Skills for Life: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL
Craven College, North Yorkshire. Closing date 2 Oct 2008

Real Time Training, Derby

Senior Managers - Administration
Real Time Training, Derby. Closing date 29 Sep 2008

Northern College, Barnsley

Sessional ESOL Tutor (Literacy Specialism)
Northern College, Barnsley. Closing date 6 Oct 2008

WEA West Midlands region: Birmingham, The Black Country, Coventry, Dudley, Telford and the Wrekin, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Hereford and Worcester

Sessional Tutors (ESOL, Literacy and Numeracy)
WEA West Midlands region: Birmingham, The Black Country, Coventry, Dudley, Telford and the Wrekin, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Hereford and Worcester. Closing date 17 Oct 2008

J and K Training Ltd, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North West Region

Skills for Life Training Officers
J and K Training Ltd, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North West Region. Closing date 17 Oct 2008

Real Time Training, Crewe, Cheshire

Skills for Life Tutor / Centre Manager
Real Time Training, Crewe, Cheshire. Closing date 26 Sep 2008

Dyslexia Action: South Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Skills for Life Tutors
Dyslexia Action: South Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Closing date 13 Oct 2008

Doncaster College

Skills for Life, Additional Learning Support Team: Emotional Behavioural Difficulties Coordinator
Doncaster College. Closing date 6 Oct 2008

Oxfordshire County Council Adult Learning Service

Tutor Manager (ESOL)
Oxfordshire County Council Adult Learning Service. Closing date 26 Sep 2008

Knowledgebase

2008 Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal Information Days First Step events
Information Days are taking place across the UK throughout October and November - find out how you can benefit from transnational partnerships, European study visits, work shadowing and much more

Evidencing Personal Skills in Literacy and Numeracy
LLUK has now produced 'Evidencing Personal Skills in Literacy and Numeracy - Guidance to Teachers and Employers'

How colleges improve: a review of effective practice
This report, published by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), finds that the further education sector is improving

IfL registration
A reminder to Further Education teaching staff to register with the Institute for Learning by 30th September 2008

Maths Bridging Courses
Northern College, Barnsley are offering several short Level 3 Maths Bridging programmes in 2008-2009

Maths Takes You There!
Do you work with adults who could benefit from numeracy support? Maths Takes You There is a new campaign launched by NIACE to help adults make sense of maths in their everyday lives

National Strategy for Financial Capability newsletter
A newsletter from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) that will be of interest to tutors involved in financial literacy skills development

New Get On campaign marketing toolkit
A new Skills for Life marketing toolkit from the 'Get On' campaign has been published

Quick Reads 2009: Books that change lives
From Ian Rankin to Dragons’ Den, ten new Quick Reads authors announced for 2009

Skills for Life Conferences 2008 registration
Registration is now open for the National Skills for Life Conferences 2008, which will take place in London, Birmingham and York on Friday 31st October, Wednesday 12th and Tuesday 25th November 2008

Skills for Life Professional Development Update
Information just received on Skills for Life professional development programmes starting soon

Skills for Life publications
An update on changes to the way you can order Skills for Life publications from the DIUS/Skills for Life publications service

Support for Providers from the Skills for Life Improvement Programme
From September 2008 support is available to you if you are an education or training provider and wish to develop your literacy, language and numeracy provision

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