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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

We have information on some freely available online resources for you in this edition of the update. You'll find details of materials to support workplace Skills for Life, developed as part of a Scottish Government-funded pilot project. Also, we have an article on adult literacy and numeracy approaches in Norway, with two learner websites for you to look at (in English!).

LLUK have recently produced a summary list of publications to support Skills for Life teacher training and professional development. The publications are all available to download. Find out more below.

Kirklees College are offering the Level 3 Literacy Subject Support/PTLLS combined and Level 3 Numeracy Subject Support/PTLLS combined courses, starting in January in Huddersfield - contact Hazel Richardson on 01484 536521. More information on these and other courses can be found in the Course Directory at www.pdnet.org.uk.

The next e-news update goes out on the 13th of January.

Seasons Greetings and all best wishes for 2009!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Jobs

Doncaster College

Basic Skills Tutors x 3
Doncaster College. Closing date 17 Dec 2008

Leicester College, Leicester

Business Delivery Manager / Programme Area Manager
Leicester College, Leicester. Closing date 22 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

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, Rotherham

Lecturer in Key Skills
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, Rotherham. Closing date 9 Jan 2009

Nelson and Colne College, Nelson, Lancashire

Section Leader Mathematics/Numeracy
Nelson and Colne College, Nelson, Lancashire. Closing date 18 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

North East Chamber of Commerce, North East

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

Exchange Group, London

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

Working Wonders (Education), Wigan

Skills for Life Tutors
Working Wonders (Education), Wigan. Closing date 9 Jan 2009

Knowledgebase

Developing Speaking and Listening Skills
Reading and writing float on a sea of talk - a free event for Skills for Life teachers, Thursday 29th January 2009 9.30am - 2.45pm, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Essential Workplace Skills
Materials developed as part of this Scottish Government-funded pilot project are now available online

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

Literacy changes lives: the role of literacy in offending behaviour
A brief paper from the National Literacy Trust that looks at the link between literacy and offending, and briefly outlines findings from the available research

Reading for Life campaign to continue work of 2008 National Year of Reading
National Literacy Trust, The Reading Agency and supporting organisations have announced a campaign to improve the life opportunities of people through reading

Skills for Life in Norway
Information about adult literacy and numeracy approaches in Norway, and two learner websites for you to look at (in English!)

Skills for Life publications
LLUK have produced a useful list and summary of key publications to support Skills for Life professional development planning

Young Adult Carers in the UK: Experiences, Needs and Services for Carers aged 16-24
This study, carried out by the University of Nottingham, has implications for all those working within universal and specialist services that have contact with young adults

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