Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

A brief update for you this month. Do take a look at the information on ESOL Qualifications that will be supported by the Skills Funding Agency from 2013/14.

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

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Resources

Engaging Functional Skills and OCR Cambridge Nationals resources from CiA Training

Engaging Functional Skills and OCR Cambridge Nationals resources from CiA Training
Resources are now available for Units R001-4 of the OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT, and for Functional Skills ICT at Levels 1 and 2. Resources are also available for other ICT qualifications including ECDL, ECDL Advanced, OCR/C&G/BTEC/EDI specific ITQ's and CLAIT as well as our leading generic courseware and Trainer Pack with iCourse Professional course customising software.

Jobs

Lecturer - Functional Skills Maths

Lecturer - Functional Skills Maths
Dearne Valley College

Sessional Functional Skills Tutors (Maths, English & ESOL)

Sessional Functional Skills Tutors (Maths, English & ESOL)
Dearne Valley College, Rotherham

News

ESOL Qualifications that will be supported by the SFA from 2013/14
The Skills Funding Agency has set out its funding position for existing and new Skills for Life ESOL qualifications.

Good practice resource - Effective learning at home
A resource from Ofsted outlining how Darlington Borough Councilís adult serviceís family learning team provides intensive support to start a learning programme in learnersí own homes and support them towards joining family learning courses later.

Latest policy position on reforms to GCSEs from 2015
Reforms to GCSE qualifications include testing extended writing in subjects such as English, and fewer bite-sized and overly structured questions in mathematics.

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