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Skills for Life Network E-News Update24 Aug 2010

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A couple of points of note in this late summer edition:

LSIS have announced the launch of nine regional 'Support for Literacy, Language and Numeracy' (SfLLN) programmes. The new programmes will target providers who are new to Skills for Life, offender learning institutions, providers with employer facing activity, and those providers with significant numbers of learners below Level 2 who have been identified with provision that is unsatisfactory. It will also target employers seeking to improve the skills of their workforce. See below for more details.

The Functional Skills Support Programme closes on 31st August 2010, and from September onwards there will be no further post-16 central support for functional skills. See the article for more information.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

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Jobs

City College Peterborough

Full Time Numeracy Tutor
City College Peterborough. Closing date 27 Aug 2010

Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Graduate Opportunities - Functional Skills Trainee Scheme
Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. Closing date 3 Sep 2010

Trafford Council. Based at the Learning Centre, Stretford Library.
£23,708 - £26,276 per annum. Permanent. Full time, 36.25 hrs per week. Local Government pension scheme

Learning Centre Manager (LearnDirect, Skills for Life)
Trafford Council. Based at the Learning Centre, Stretford Library. £23,708 - £26,276 per annum. Permanent. Full time, 36.25 hrs per week. Local Government pension scheme. Closing date 30 Aug 2010

Big Life Employment, Manchester and Liverpool

Sessional Skills 4 Life Tutors
Big Life Employment, Manchester and Liverpool. Closing date 3 Sep 2010

Learning Links, North East (Primarily Newcastle and Stockton)

Skills for Life Trainer
Learning Links, North East (Primarily Newcastle and Stockton). Closing date 27 Aug 2010

Tribal Group plc, Ford Motor Company, Dagenham, Essex

Skills for Life Tutor (Literacy or Numeracy Specialist)
Tribal Group plc, Ford Motor Company, Dagenham, Essex. Closing date 31 Aug 2010

Bedfordshire Adult Skills and Community Learning

Visiting Lecturers
Bedfordshire Adult Skills and Community Learning. Closing date 10 Sep 2010

Training & Development

The University of Cumbria is offering a range of teacher training programmes at its Newton Rigg campus in Penrith, including PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS and ADTLLS.

Teacher training programmes at the University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria is offering a range of teacher training programmes at its Newton Rigg campus in Penrith, including PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS and ADTLLS.

Knowledgebase

Free Skillswise Maths App
You can work out sale discounts when shopping, split the restaurant bill, convert cm to inches and lots more with this pilot version Maths App from BBC Skillswise

NEET Provision
The Skills Funding Agency has launched a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) for the provision of Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) services in England

New English language testing for partners
The UK Border Agency has announced that from 29 November 2010, any migrant who wants to enter or remain in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person settled here will need to show that they can speak and understand English, by taking an English language test with an approved test provider.

New learning and development qualifications
Current NVQs in learning and development will not be available beyond March 2011. Lifelong Learning UK is working with partners across all sectors to propose new qualifications for the learning and development workforce.

Post-16 Functional Skills Support Programme closure
The Functional Skills Support Programme closes on 31st August 2010. From September onwards there will be no further post-16 central support for functional skills. Functional Skills support for LAs and schools from National Strategies will continue until March 2011.

Support for Literacy, Language and Numeracy
LSIS are delighted to announce the launch of nine regional ‘Support for Literacy, Language and Numeracy’ (SfLLN) programmes

Survey of Adult Literacies in Scotland
The Scottish Government has published a report assessing the literacy skills levels of the 16-65 year old population in Scotland. Commissioned from a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow and University of Edinburgh with other partners, the report presents and analyses data from the 2009 Scottish Survey of Adult Literacies.

Widening access to apprenticeships
A report by the Young Foundation explores ways to widen the opportunities for apprenticeships to young people who either face barriers to, or have not seriously considered, apprenticeships

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