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Skills for Life Network E-News Update22 Sep 2009

Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition of the update, we have news of recent guidance documents on Foundation Learning, and information on the LSIS Foundation Learning Support Programme. You'll also find information on a series of Functional Skills countdown events being held across the country from September to November.

If you would like to build your confidence as a teacher trainer or if you are an experienced ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy teacher who is thinking of becoming a teacher trainer, then do take a look at the information on the free five-day course for teacher educators being held in Preston soon. Applications should be made before October 5th - full details in the article below.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Success North CETT is one of eleven national Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training, managed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service as part of the National Improvement Strategy for the further education system

Join Success North CETT
Success North CETT is one of eleven national Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training, managed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service as part of the National Improvement Strategy for the further education system

Resources

A powerful, games-based programme to effortlessly teach students of all ages how to understand the differences between confusing pairs of words, particularly students who have literacy difficulties or dyslexic tendencies

Spell Write Right
A powerful, games-based programme to effortlessly teach students of all ages how to understand the differences between confusing pairs of words, particularly students who have literacy difficulties or dyslexic tendencies

Jobs

International Learning Centre: South Manchester, Wigan, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale

ESOL Tutor (5 posts)
International Learning Centre: South Manchester, Wigan, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale. Closing date 19 Oct 2009

Education Bradford

Family Learning Tutor/Officer
Education Bradford. Closing date 28 Sep 2009

Hull College

Fractional Lecturers and Fractional Learning Advisors Skills for Life
Hull College. Closing date 7 Oct 2009

Tribal, home based - all regions of England

Freelance Skills for Life online learning tutors
Tribal, home based - all regions of England. Closing date 30 Sep 2009

City College Plymouth

Head of Academy - ESOL
City College Plymouth. Closing date 2 Oct 2009

Hull College

Lecturer in ESOL (2 posts)
Hull College. Closing date 7 Oct 2009

Hull College

Lecturer in Literacy and/or Numeracy Specialist Skills for Life
Hull College. Closing date 7 Oct 2009

Real Time Training, Longeaton, Nottinghamshire

Skills for Life Tutor
Real Time Training, Longeaton, Nottinghamshire. Closing date 19 Oct 2009

Knowledgebase

BBC My Story Competition
My Story events and free train the trainer sessions in Yorkshire: find out how to help learners write their own true life stories

Book onto a Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day
ECOTEC are running nine UK Information Days for the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal Programmes. Find out how you can benefit from transnational partnerships, European study visits, work shadowing and much more

Foundation Learning for 14-19 year olds: Guidance in 2009/10
New guidance on Foundation Learning for 14-19s is now available from the Learning and Skills Council, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency and the Department for Children, Schools and Families

Free five-day course for teacher educators
If you would like to build your confidence as a teacher trainer and would like an opportunity to reflect on and update your practice, or if you are an experienced ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy teacher who is thinking of becoming a teacher trainer, then this course is for you. Preston: Mon 26th, Tues 27th, Weds 28th October 2009 and Sat 9th and 16th January 2010, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Functional skills countdown events
Are you involved in delivering functional skills qualifications during 2009-10? QCDA is running a series of events around the country from September to November 2009. These events are essential for you if you are a manager or lead from a centre or local authority piloting functional skills qualifications this year.

Functional Skills for Adult Learners pilot
Early feedback from participating centres has been positive, and support for Functional Skills qualifications being a suitable replacement for Skills for Life appears to be fairly strong

LSIS Foundation Learning Support Programme
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is offering Foundation Learning support to colleges and learning providers delivering Foundation Learning, or those planning its implementation

Numeracy Toolkit for Train to Gain providers
Move On resources that will help support quality approaches to engaging employers and employees in numeracy

Six Book Challenge: launching now for 2010
The Reading Agency will be offering a new blog, new materials, training and a prize draw as the adult literacy Six Book Challenge moves into 2010, its third year of life-changing activity

Skills for Life Support Programme (SfLSP)
Successor to the Skills for Life Improvement Programme

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