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You'll see that the Learning and Skills Council grant letter and Statement of Priorities have recently been published. The sections on Skills for Life emphasise the need for a renewed effort on numeracy, and a refocus on provision towards what people need to help them find work and also progress in work. You can find out more and access the documents from the article.

The Vital Link libraries and literacy programme are looking for your ideas on how to use the Quick Reads titles published so far. More info on this and on the Six Book Challenge 2009 in the article below.

Also in this edition of the update, you can find out more about the support for teacher training available through membership of HUDCETT.

Finally, if your organisation is based in West Yorkshire, do take a look at the information on the professional development opportunities available through the Provider Train project.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Jobs

Park Lane College, Leeds

Assessor Skills for Life Provision (2 posts)
Park Lane College, Leeds. Closing date 7 Dec 2008

Doncaster College, Doncaster

Basic/Key Skills Assessor (2 posts)
Doncaster College, Doncaster. Closing date 16 Dec 2008

Shipley College, Shipley, West Yorkshire

Lecturer in Essential Skills (full time or proportional)
Shipley College, Shipley, West Yorkshire. Closing date 19 Dec 2008

Tribal Education and Technology, Reading and Oxford

Skills Coach Coordinator
Tribal Education and Technology, Reading and Oxford. Closing date 15 Dec 2008

J and K Training Ltd: South West (including the Bristol area), North West, West Midlands and London

Skills for Life Training Officers
J and K Training Ltd: South West (including the Bristol area), North West, West Midlands and London. Closing date 19 Dec 2008

Best Training (Lincs) Limited, Grimsby

Skills for Life Tutor
Best Training (Lincs) Limited, Grimsby. Closing date 26 Dec 2008

Exchange Group, London

Skills for Life Tutor
Exchange Group, London. Closing date 24 Dec 2008

North East Chamber of Commerce, North East

Skills for Life Tutor
North East Chamber of Commerce, North East. Closing date 19 Dec 2008

Tribal Education and Technology, Reading and Oxford

Skills for Life Tutor (work-based)
Tribal Education and Technology, Reading and Oxford. Closing date 12 Jan 2009

Real Time Training: Bradford, Liverpool, Leeds and Crewe

Skills for Life Tutors
Real Time Training: Bradford, Liverpool, Leeds and Crewe. Closing date 5 Dec 2008

Nord Anglia Vocational Education and Training Services, Harrogate

Vocational Education Lecturers
Nord Anglia Vocational Education and Training Services, Harrogate. Closing date 11 Dec 2008

Knowledgebase

Be part of the biggest and fastest growing Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training!
HUDCETT is welcoming membership from a range of provider organisations, including those in the Work-based Learning and Adult and Community Learning sectors

Employability skills examined
This short document offers an overview of what we mean by employability skills; their importance to learners and employers; and how colleges, work-based learning and other providers are tackling the issue

GoSkills Report on Literacy, Numeracy and Communication Skills in the Passenger Transport sector
The 'Routes to Success' report, which highlights the vital contribution of literacy, numeracy and communication skills in the passenger transport sector, was launched in November in conjunction with the Go For Excellence awards

Invitation to submit Quick Reads ideas
The Vital Link libraries and literacy programme are looking to share the best ideas that practitioners have come up with to use the titles published so far

LSC grant letter and statement of priorities
Ministers challenged colleges and providers to play a greater role in helping people and businesses deal with the current economic situation as they outlined how the Learning and Skills Council should invest its 12 billion Government-funded budget

Provider Train West Yorkshire
This ESF funded project aims to increase the number of qualified assessors, verifiers and tutors (including Skills for Life qualifications) by offering free qualifications to organisations employing fewer than 50 people

Update magazine issue 26
The Autumn edition of Update magazine is now available, featuring subjects that include the meeting of the 2010 PSA target, family learning festival, apprenticeships, James Martin's numeracy challenge and a message from new Further Education minister, Sion Simon

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