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A very Happy Christmas to all our members!

We have an update on the functional skills reform programme in this edition of the update. Also, if you didn't catch it on live radio, make sure you listen to the BBC podcast featuring 'learning to read as an adult' - more info below.

2015 has been another busy year for the Network. The number of subscribers to the Skills for Life Network e-news update continues to grow, with over 10,000 of you also signed up to our job and training alerts. Do forward this edition to interested colleagues, follow us on Twitter and visit our facebook page.

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Network Managers

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News from Newcastle College School of Education

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1.3 million adults lost from further education
Data published by the Skills Funding Agency confirms that there were 1.3 million fewer adults in further education last year compared to 2010.

Functional Skills Reform Programme first stage announced
The Education and Training Foundation has announced the delivery partners and confirms the timetable for the first part of the Functional Skills Reform Programme.

Learning to read as an adult
This podcast from BBC Woman's Hour contains an interview with Marie McNamara, and her teacher Dr Vicky Duckworth, about learning to read as an adult.

The Reading Agency receives Big Lottery Fund award
The Reading Agency has received funding from the Big Lottery Accelerating Ideas Fund for a research and development project to explore the feasibility of an older people's reading challenge.


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