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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the update, you'll see we have a new position statement on Skills for Life, ESOL and Functional Skills from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) - essential reading!

If you haven't yet done so, do take some time to complete the online evaluation of Skills for Life qualifications. Full details are in the article.

Finally, the new-look BBC raw website is now live, with new sections on computers and money - more info below.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Jobs

City College Plymouth

Head of Academy - Foundation Studies
City College Plymouth. Closing date 18 Feb 2009

City College Plymouth

Programme Area Manager - Maths
City College Plymouth. Closing date 18 Feb 2009

Broadland District Council, Norwich, Norfolk

Senior Skills for Life Trainer
Broadland District Council, Norwich, Norfolk. Closing date 20 Feb 2009

J and K Training Ltd , Bristol area and the North West

Skills for Life Training Officers
J and K Training Ltd , Bristol area and the North West. Closing date 10 Mar 2009

Knowledgebase

Evaluation of the Skills for Life qualifications
The Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) has commissioned this evaluation, which aims to review whether the Skills for Life qualifications remain fit-for-purpose in the context of World Class Skills

Literacy.ie
Literacy.ie is a new website developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) that aims to bring together all NALA's existing sites and provide the most comprehensive information on the current literacy issue in Ireland

Mobile Learning in Practice
LSN and ITN have produced a short video discussing how we can harness mobile technology for learning, based on the work of the MoLeNET project

NCETM Numeracy Microsite
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) numeracy microsite offers resources, news and support to help you in your work taking the numeracy challenge forward

New National Reading Group Network in development
The Reading Agency is planning to develop a national network called Chatabout to support the growing number of reading groups for new adult readers

New-look BBC raw website
The first subject areas to feature on the new-look BBC raw website are raw money and raw computers

North East PATOSS group
You are invited to attend the inaugural event of North East PATOSS, a professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties

Skills for Life, ESOL and Functional Skills Qualifications
A position statement from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) on Skills for Life and ESOL qualifications in the context of functional skills

Step up to Level 3 Personal Numeracy Skills
Information on new North East courses to help you access the numeracy teacher training courses in the region

Your chance to receive the NEW Quick Reads book set
Complete and return the questionnaire before the 13th February and you could win one of five sets of Quick Reads, each containing 60 books

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