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Skills for Life Network E-News Update20 Oct 2009

Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

A quick reminder that there are still places available at the London event, 3rd November, of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) National Skills for Life Conferences 2009 - see below for more details and to register.

You'll see we have an article on the Beyond Leitch: Skills Policy for the Upturn report, along with a summary guide to the report from LSIS. There are some interesting points about Skills for Life provision: the report argues that long Skills for Life courses provide the best results for unemployed people in terms of helping them find sustainable employment.

Finally, resources: we welcome SfL Materials to the Resource Showcase. See the article below for an introduction to their resources and services.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

SfL Materials specialise in producing embedded Skills for Life materials to motivate and engage adult learners. Experienced practitioners with in-depth knowledge of teaching Skills for Life,  SfL Materials produce off the shelf and custom-built learning packages to address the specific needs of different learner groups, qualifications, organisations or workplaces.

Introducing SfL Materials
SfL Materials specialise in producing embedded Skills for Life materials to motivate and engage adult learners. Experienced practitioners with in-depth knowledge of teaching Skills for Life, SfL Materials produce off the shelf and custom-built learning packages to address the specific needs of different learner groups, qualifications, organisations or workplaces.

Jobs

Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service

Family Literacy, Language and Numeracy teacher
Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service. Closing date 30 Oct 2009

Damar Training, Stockport

Literacy and Numeracy Trainer/Assessor
Damar Training, Stockport. Closing date 23 Oct 2009

Real Time Training, Derby

Quality Assurance and Audit Director
Real Time Training, Derby. Closing date 9 Nov 2009

Accent Community Partnerships, Huddersfield

Skills for Life Tutor
Accent Community Partnerships, Huddersfield. Closing date 30 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

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Knowledgebase

Beyond Leitch: Skills Policy for the Upturn
This new report from the Learning and Skills Network calls for reforms to Skills Accounts, more employer funding of training under Train to Gain, and more integration of the employment and skills system. It also argues that long Skills for Life courses provide the best results for unemployed people in terms of helping them find sustainable employment.

FREE ESOL and Numeracy workshops
The Skills for Life Support Programme is offering FREE ESOL and Numeracy workshops to providers in November

Get online day be part of it or Pass IT on!
The third annual Get online day takes place on Friday 23 October

Learning Connections 6th Scottish Adult Numeracy Seminar
Bookings are now open for "Numeracy in Action!", Learning Connections' 6th Adult Numeracy Seminar, being held on Friday, 4 December 2009 10:30 am - 3:45 pm at the Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling

National Skills for Life Conferences 2009
There are still places available at the London event, 3rd November, of The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) National Skills for Life Conferences 2009 - 'Changing Lives Through Innovation and Excellence'

Next Generation Learning Awards 2010
Becta has launched the Next Generation Learning Awards 2010 to reward all types of learning provider in the FE and Skills sector who are fully confident in the use of technology to transform their organisations and the experiences of their learners

Nominate Now for Adult Learners' Week Awards 2010
Nominations are now open for the Adult Learners' Week Awards 2010, giving adult learners the chance to be recognised for their outstanding learning achievements

Skills Funding Agency update
A short update on the transition to the new post-19 funding system

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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