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Skills for Life Network E-News Update23 Feb 2010

Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

Stocks of Skills for Life materials are currently available for you to order free of charge from the LSIS Skills for Life Support Programme. There is no limit on the amount you can order whilst stocks last, but you will need to submit your order by Wednesday 17th March 2010. See the article below for full details.

Functional skills: the 16-19 Statement of Priorities 2010-11 from the Learning and Skills Council provides outline information on the funding of functional skills for young people. There's also an update from BIS on functional skills and apprenticeships. Find out more in the article below.

Finally, if you haven't discovered it yet, do take a look at the online Winter Olympics Numeracy Quiz - enjoy!

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Lancaster University offers 10 week modular courses designed to be taken by experienced practitioners on a stand alone basis or credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL.

Distance Learning Postgraduate Studies in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
Lancaster University offers 10 week modular courses designed to be taken by experienced practitioners on a stand alone basis or credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL.

We have been successfully running the Subject Specialism Literacy and Numeracy routes PGCE/Cert Ed course for 7 years now and we would like to expand our  employer placements.  Would you be interested in supporting one or more of our trainees?

Stockton Riverside College Trainee Skills for Life Tutor Course - placements
We have been successfully running the Subject Specialism Literacy and Numeracy routes PGCE/Cert Ed course for 7 years now and we would like to expand our employer placements. Would you be interested in supporting one or more of our trainees?

Resources

SfL Materials produce off the shelf and custom-built learning packages to address the specific needs of different learner groups, qualifications, organisations or workplaces.  Our new range of materials to support foundation learning and employability will be launched soon - click through to find out more!

News from SfL Materials
SfL Materials produce off the shelf and custom-built learning packages to address the specific needs of different learner groups, qualifications, organisations or workplaces. Our new range of materials to support foundation learning and employability will be launched soon - click through to find out more!

Jobs

Rathbone, North East

Internal Verifier – Skills for Life
Rathbone, North East. Closing date 26 Feb 2010

Bowling College, Bradford

Skills for Life Tutor
Bowling College, Bradford. Closing date 26 Feb 2010

Co-operative College, Bath and Chelmsford

Skills for Life Tutors - Literacy
Co-operative College, Bath and Chelmsford. Closing date 8 Mar 2010

Real Time Training, Southend on Sea, Essex

Tutor/Centre Manager
Real Time Training, Southend on Sea, Essex. Closing date 19 Mar 2010

Knowledgebase

16-19 Statement of Priorities 2010-11 and Functional Skills
The 16-19 Statement of Priorities 2010-11 from the Learning and Skills Council gives details of the planned investment in young people’s learning, and contains information on the funding of functional skills

Making it work - A practical guide to effective delivery of Skills for Life in workplace learning
The Making it work guide is the outcome of Effective Practice Projects undertaken by 38 providers on the Skills for Life Support for World Class Skills Programme in 2009. It is a practical guide for managers, trainers, teachers and teacher educators, and is now available on-line.

National Book Tokens Competition
National Book Tokens are proud sponsors of Quick Reads. With your help, National Book Tokens are raising £10,000 for charity to celebrate the launch of their new gift card

New Ofsted report on post 16 teacher training
This newly published report outlines the progress made in implementing workforce reforms in a sample of further education colleges, sixth form colleges and providers of adult, community and work-based learning. The findings reveal several key issues around teachers’ literacy and numeracy skills and around awareness of the need for Skills for Life teachers to hold a subject specialist qualification.

Numeracy Teacher Trainers: One Day Peer Exchange Group Meetings
25 February - Swindon; 4 March - York; 11 March - London 11.00 – 3.00 (including lunch). For all involved in teacher training of numeracy teachers in the lifelong learning sector. Come and discuss your challenges and solutions!

Reaching Communities funding programme
At least £100 million a year is to be invested across England by the BIG Lottery Fund in a new improved version of its flagship Reaching Communities programme for each of the next five years

Skills for Life Publications: please order now
Stocks of materials, including the following, are available for you to order free of charge for use in your organisation: Assessment Materials; Embedded Learning Materials covering a range of vocational, employability, health and community contexts; Learner Materials from Entry 1 to Level 2

Winter Olympics Numeracy Quiz
Take part in the daily online numeracy multiple choice quiz for the duration of the Vancouver 2010, Winter Olympic Games, 12-28 February

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