Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

A couple of points of note in this edition of the e-news update: you'll see that the existing requirement for teachers and trainers in the FE sector to have teaching qualifications, as provided for in the 2007 regulations, will be retained for now. Also, a scheme which provides a contribution towards the fees for those training to teach in the further education sector has been confirmed by LSIS.

New Members: we welcome the University of Bolton and The Essential Skills Resource Centre at the University of Warwick You can find out more about the benefits of Organisational Membership below.

We'll be back in September with another update. Look out for a special edition 'Functional Skills Focus' e-news in the autumn!

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Membership

Join Skills for Life Network

Join Skills for Life Network
Skills for Life Network Organisational Membership offers a range of benefits, including:- year round promotion of your organisation, courses and services through our Training and Development Directory, email alerts and e-news updates (12,000+ subscribers); online specialist support for your provision and marketing, and use of the Skills for Life Network Member logo in your literature and online communications

Resources

Functional Skills ICT and Maths Resources from CiA Training

Functional Skills ICT and Maths Resources from CiA Training
Following the success of their Functional Skills ICT resources, CiA Training will soon be releasing resources covering Functional Skills Maths Levels 1 and 2. The learning resources have been written by educators and are an ideal resource for use in any standalone Functional Skills Maths qualification or as part of the apprenticeship, Foundation Learning or other course. A comprehensive and practical study guide covers all of the content that students need to pass the exams.

Jobs

Full Time Key Skills Coordinator

Full Time Key Skills Coordinator
SLIC Training. Based Chesterfield with national travel.

Full Time Key Skills Tutors (2 Roles)

Full Time Key Skills Tutors (2 Roles)
SLIC Training. Based within 30 miles of Southampton/Portsmouth/Winchester.

Literacy and Numeracy Training Advisor

Literacy and Numeracy Training Advisor
System Training, Carlisle

Sessional Tutors Learning and Skills

Sessional Tutors Learning and Skills
Gateshead Council

Skills for Jobs Tutor

Skills for Jobs Tutor
Groundwork Oldham and Rochdale

Training

Initial Teacher Training for the Lifelong Learning Sector

Initial Teacher Training for the Lifelong Learning Sector
The University of Bolton is the largest provider of pre-service teacher training for further and higher education in the UK. We're launching a series of new part-time Initial Teacher Training courses, which will be delivered largely online and supported by a series of ‘face-to-face’ days.

New accelerated, blended DTLLS and Additional Diploma programmes

New accelerated, blended DTLLS and Additional Diploma programmes
These programmes offer literacy, numeracy and Functional Skills teachers the opportunity to become fully qualified more quickly. Courses are delivered by the Essential Skills Resource Centre, University of Warwick, who have successfully taught programmes for the last 8 years.

Northumbria University - competitively priced programmes

Northumbria University - competitively priced programmes
Information on DTLLS, Numeracy, Literacy / ESOL, BA Hons and CPD Framework programmes available at Northumbria University. This is your opportunity to engage in a highly successful teacher training or CPD programme, within an Ofsted Grade 1 University.

News

ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West
Does your group want to help people overcome barriers and gain the skills and confidence to get back into work? Nearly £2m is available to be given out over the next two years in the North West as ESF Community Learning Grants.

IfL welcomes the retention of teaching qualifications in FE
The Institute for Learning (IfL) has welcomed the announcement by John Hayes MP, the minister for further education, skills and lifelong learning, that the existing requirement for teachers and trainers in the sector to have teaching qualifications, as provided for in the 2007 regulations, will be retained for now.

New Global Skills Strategy published by OECD
OECD launches new skills strategy to inform government policies for better skills, better jobs and better lives.

Support for those training to teach in FE now confirmed
A scheme which provides a contribution towards the fees for those training to teach in the further education sector has been confirmed by LSIS.

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