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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

If you're a manager in a provider based in the North West, do take a look at the article on the LSIS supported event being held in Leyland on the 25th June.

Resources: you'll see that Financial Learning Online, a microsite of the Scottish Government's Adult Literacies Online website, is now live. We also have news of the new My Story website.

Finally, do check out what's happening during Adult Learners' Week and on National Learning at Work Day - see the articles below.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

With Adult Learners' Week taking place next week, Heinemann offers a wealth of resources specifically designed to motivate adult learners. Sure Skills is a fully interactive suite of online courses in literacy and numeracy, available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

Motivating learners to achieve their literacy and numeracy goals
With Adult Learners' Week taking place next week, Heinemann offers a wealth of resources specifically designed to motivate adult learners. Sure Skills is a fully interactive suite of online courses in literacy and numeracy, available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

Jobs

Bradford College

Assessor/Trainers Skills for Life
Bradford College. Closing date 14 May 2009

Leeds City College

Lecturer – Skills for Life in the Workplace (based at Thomas Danby Campus)
Leeds City College. Closing date 8 May 2009

National Open College Network, Sheffield

Skills for Life Lead Officer
National Open College Network, Sheffield. Closing date 21 May 2009

3As LLP, home based with national travel

Skills for Life Trainer
3As LLP, home based with national travel. Closing date 29 May 2009

Nord Anglia Vocational Education and Training Services,  Harrogate

Vocational Education Lecturers - Key Skills (2 posts)
Nord Anglia Vocational Education and Training Services, Harrogate. Closing date 22 May 2009

Knowledgebase

A Strategic View of Improvement: Support to Improve Numeracy/Maths Provision in the North West
25th June, Leyland: How can the national and regional support programmes make a difference to the performance of your organisation? How will a strategic approach to numeracy/maths capacity building provision support you? This networking and briefing event will update you on the national and regional programmes working in the North West region.

Adult Learners' Week: 9-15 May 2009
Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest and longest running festival of learning and aims to encourage more and different adults to take part in learning activities and events across England

Building Britain's future: £1bn future jobs fund and guaranteed work or training
The Budget delivered an extra £3.1bn to help people looking for work, including a guaranteed offer of work or training to every 18-24 year old in Britain at risk of becoming long-term unemployed

Extra funding to guarantee post-16 learning
Every young person who wants to study or to take up training will have their place guaranteed by the Government, thanks to a £655 million funding announcement in the Budget

Learning at Work Day
National Learning at Work Day, the biggest annual celebration of workplace learning, will take place on Thursday 14 May 2009

My Story
An exciting and ambitious competition offering everyone a chance to write and publish their true stories to the My Story website launching in September

New Financial Learning Online (FLO) website
Financial Learning Online (FLO), a micro-site of the Scottish Government's Adult Literacies Online site, is now live

Rethinking continuing professional development in further education
Latest report focuses on new continuing professional development entitlement

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