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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the e-news update we have information on the latest Learning and Skills Council Fact Sheet on funding for Skills for Life provision within Train to Gain. There are new flexibilities associated with this, and the information should be of interest to all providers involved in Train to Gain delivery. See the article below for more details.

Teacher training: you'll find info on Maths Bridging courses running in 2008/2009 at Northern College. Also, Park Lane College Leeds have a City and Guilds 7305 Additional Diploma in Teaching Mathematics (Numeracy) in the Lifelong Learning Sector (ADTLLS) course starting in November - see the article on Skills for Life Teacher Training in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

For information on what's happening in the North East, see the North East Training and Development Showcase. You may also like to look at the latest North East E-News Update.

You'll find course listings for all regions at www.sflip.org.uk and you can get advice and information on Skills for Life Teacher Training by telephoning the LLUK helpline on 020 7936 5798 or by emailing advice@lluk.org.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

Sure Skills is a suite of fully interactive e-courses that match the National Adult Curricula in Literacy and Numeracy at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

Sure Skills from Heinemann
Sure Skills is a suite of fully interactive e-courses that match the National Adult Curricula in Literacy and Numeracy at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

Jobs

Real Time Training, Gloucester

Administrator
Real Time Training, Gloucester. Closing date 31 Oct 2008

Morthyng Vocational College: 3 Posts based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1 Post based in Birkenhead, The Wirral

Basic Skills Tutor (4 posts)
Morthyng Vocational College: 3 Posts based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1 Post based in Birkenhead, The Wirral. Closing date 24 Oct 2008

Education Bradford

Family Learning Tutor/Officer
Education Bradford. Closing date 31 Oct 2008

Hopwood Hall College, Middleton, Greater Manchester

Key Skills Lecturer – Construction and Work Based Learning
Hopwood Hall College, Middleton, Greater Manchester. Closing date 24 Oct 2008

Training Plus merseyside, North West

Key Skills Teacher
Training Plus merseyside, North West. Closing date 3 Nov 2008

Bradford College

Lecturer in ESOL
Bradford College. Closing date 4 Nov 2008

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

Manager - Inclusive Learning
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. Closing date 24 Oct 2008

Leeds Thomas Danby College

Programme Tutor - Skills for Life in the Workplace
Leeds Thomas Danby College. Closing date 31 Oct 2008

Best Training (Lincs) Limited

Skills for Life Tutor
Best Training (Lincs) Limited. Closing date 7 Nov 2008

Real Time Training, Gloucester

Skills for Life Tutor / Centre Manager
Real Time Training, Gloucester. Closing date 24 Oct 2008

Real Time Training, South East

Skills for Life Tutors
Real Time Training, South East. Closing date 4 Nov 2008

Real Time Training, Bradford, Wakefield and Preston areas

Skills for Work Tutors
Real Time Training, Bradford, Wakefield and Preston areas. Closing date 31 Oct 2008

Knowledgebase

Adding Value in Mathematics: CPD Partnerships between Schools, Colleges and HEIs
This free, one-day national conference on Dec 3 2008, in Manchester, will bring together schools, colleges and HEIs

Adult Learners' Week 2009 Regional Road Show
A chance for local providers to see what ALW is all about and to encourage wider participation and more partnership activity

DIUS publications website
The new DIUS online publications website is now live and ready for use

Library reading groups: explosion in membership
New research shows groups thriving and diversifying

Literacy changes lives
A document from the National Literacy Trust that presents overwhelming evidence that literacy has a significant relationship with a person’s happiness and success

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

Reading for Pleasure – CPD Module Pilot
An opportunity to pilot new CPD materials for Skills for Life practitioners, practitioners in Offender Learning and Union Learning Representatives

Skills for Life provision within Train to Gain 2008/2009
The latest Fact Sheet and information on funding from the Learning and Skills Council

Skills for Life Teacher Training in the Yorkshire and the Humber region
An update on programmes starting soon in the region

The new learning and skills improvement service (LSIS)
On 1 October 2008, the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) and the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) completed the transfer of their businesses and contracts to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS)

Wordia: a digital online video dictionary
Wordia offers traditional definitions and spellings, but allows all contributors the opportunity to record and upload videos giving their own meanings or associations

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