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Skills for Life Network E-News Update6 Oct 2009

Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

The Skills for Life Support Programme is up and running, and is accepting applications for funding. There is funding available for action research development, consultancy support, peer exchange groups, customised in-house training (CPD), professional development planning, initial teacher training projects, support for large employers and for family literacy, language and numeracy providers. Find out more in the article below. The closing date for applications is the 12th of October, so do hurry!

We also have two other news items around funding. See the articles below to find out about funding to enable work-based learning providers to pilot new e-learning approaches, and for information on the new flexibility and innovation fund.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

We are delighted to announce the latest update to Target Skills Gold. Users are now able to select either Skills for Life or Functional Skills at the time of the assessment. The system now  provides comprehensive mapping to Functional Skills and incorporates a complete overview of Functional Skills curriculum sections, skills standards, coverage and range statements (as well as those for Skills for Life).

What`s new from Tribal?
We are delighted to announce the latest update to Target Skills Gold. Users are now able to select either Skills for Life or Functional Skills at the time of the assessment. The system now provides comprehensive mapping to Functional Skills and incorporates a complete overview of Functional Skills curriculum sections, skills standards, coverage and range statements (as well as those for Skills for Life).

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

Hull College

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

The Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Skills for Life Programme Manager
The Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Closing date 12 Oct 2009

Real Time Training, Longeaton, Nottinghamshire

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

Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale

Skills for Life Tutors (two posts, one Literacy and one Numeracy)
Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale. Closing date 28 Oct 2009

Knowledgebase

e-learning Content Creation pilot programme launch
Independent work-based learning providers delivering Apprenticeships, E2E and/or Train to Gain programmes are invited to apply for the new capital funding from Friday 2nd October

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.

Learning and Development National Occupational Standards Review
Lifelong Learning UK is delivering a series of consultation events across the UK to consult on the National Occupational Standards for Learning and Development and related qualification requirements

New 2 million Flexibility and Innovation Fund invites bids
Further education and skills providers and representative bodies can bid for up to 90,000 for innovative projects leading to activities with the potential to secure significant improvements in practice or performance

New LSIS Self-assessment and Improvement Planning guide launched
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) has launched a new online Self-assessment and Improvement Planning guide, to support providers to build their capacity to improve

Proposals for adult and community learning inspections from 2010
Have your say on how the common inspection framework should be used to focus on improvement in adult and community learning

The new Skills for Life Support Programme
The Skills for Life Support Programme can help you develop high quality, flexible and responsive Skills for Life provision - find out about the support and funding opportunities available

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