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Skills for Life Network E-News Update3 Nov 2009

Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

We have information on several Skills for Life focused reports for you this week. The NIACE report card outlines the progress made to help adults with low literacy and numeracy skills through the Government's Skills for Life Strategy. The impact of the Skills for Life Strategy is also the subject of a summary report from NRDC, and there is a new report from BIS on the longitudinal survey of adult learners on college based Skills for Life programmes.

The Functional Skills Support Programme network events are now underway, so if you'd like to attend an event in your region, take a look at the article below to find out more.

Jobs: a point of note - the Skills for Life Manager (maternity cover) post with North Yorkshire County Council is full time, however part time work (minimum 3 days) would be considered for the right applicant. See below to access the full details.

Finally, we'll be exhibiting at the Skills for Life Conference in Leeds on the 18th of November - do stop by and say hello!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The Success North Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training winter conference will include presentations and workshops by a range of partners and other organisations, within the theme of technology-enhanced learning

Success North Conference, 11th December 2009, Newcastle
The Success North Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training winter conference will include presentations and workshops by a range of partners and other organisations, within the theme of technology-enhanced learning

Resources

Sure Skills is a suite of fully interactive e-courses that match the National Adult Curricula in Literacy and Numeracy at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2

Sure Skills – motivating adults to achieve their literacy and numeracy goals
Sure Skills is a suite of fully interactive e-courses that match the National Adult Curricula in Literacy and Numeracy at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2

Jobs

Rathbone, location flexible

Head of Post-16 Programmes and Skills for Life
Rathbone, location flexible. Closing date 12 Nov 2009

Sparsholt College Hampshire, Andover and Sparsholt campuses

Lecturer/Senior Practitioner – Functional Skills Maths/Numeracy
Sparsholt College Hampshire, Andover and Sparsholt campuses. Closing date 16 Nov 2009

Oldham Lifelong Learning Service

Part time Tutors: Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL and Family Literacy, Language and Learning
Oldham Lifelong Learning Service. Closing date 12 Nov 2009

Real Time Training, Derby

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

Sparsholt College, Andover and Sparsholt campuses

Sessional Lecturers – Key/Functional Skills (Maths, English, ICT)
Sparsholt College, Andover and Sparsholt campuses. Closing date 16 Nov 2009

Tribal: based at Ford Motor Company, Dagenham

Skills for Life Coach - ICT Skills
Tribal: based at Ford Motor Company, Dagenham. Closing date 13 Nov 2009

North Yorkshire County Council

Skills for Life Manager (Maternity Cover)
North Yorkshire County Council. Closing date 12 Nov 2009

Future Strategies Consulting Ltd, North East and North Yorkshire

Skills for Life Trainer
Future Strategies Consulting Ltd, North East and North Yorkshire. Closing date 12 Feb 2010

J and K Training Ltd, North East

Skills for Life Training Officer
J and K Training Ltd, North East. Closing date 24 Nov 2009

Real Time Training: Halton, Warrington and Macclesfield (2 posts at each location)

Skills for Life Tutors
Real Time Training: Halton, Warrington and Macclesfield (2 posts at each location). Closing date 30 Nov 2009

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Knowledgebase

Dyslexia Awareness Week: 1–7 November
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2009 is taking place this week and the theme is Dyslexia Strengths

Evaluation of the Impact of Skills for Life Learning
The final BIS report on the Longitudinal Survey of Adult Learners on College-Based Literacy and Numeracy courses has been published

Functional Skills Support Programme Regional Network Events and Training
The Functional Skills Support Programme for the post-16 sector is running a series of regional network events in March 2010. Network events provide practitioners and managers with the latest information on functional skills.

Get On marketing and communications toolkit
The Get On toolkit includes ideas for attracting potential learners in your area, as well as statistics about Skills for Life courses

NCETM Regional Projects Programme - is this for you?
Would you like funding and/or support for an activity or project you are running (or would like to run) with your colleagues? If so, the NCETM Regional Projects programme could be for you.

Report card evaluates Skills for Life progress
A report card published by NIACE highlights the progress made to help adults with low literacy and numeracy skills through the Government's Skills for Life strategy, but insists that more help is needed for numeracy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and those with the poorest skills

The Learner Study: the impact of the Skills for Life strategy
This summary report from the NRDC provides robust evidence, in the form of statistical data and qualitative insight, into how the Skills for Life strategy has impacted on learners

UKCES report: 'Skills, Jobs, Growth'
This report sets out proposals to Government for achieving a transformation of the UK’s employment and skills systems, and calls for public funding to be prioritised towards 'basic skills, employability, lower level skills and those facing significant disadvantage in the labour market'

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