Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition, you'll find information on the Coates Review of Prison Education, including a summary of key recommendations and a link through to the full report. We also have an update on the Functional Skills Reform Programme. The provider/practitioner questionnaire is open until the 24th of June. Make sure you have your say!

Do take a look at the revised Resources ShowcaseWe'll be adding new resources to the Showcase on an ongoing basis, and we welcome your suggestions for any that you'd like to see included. Email your suggestions via the contact us form

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Barbara Zealley

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Resources Showcase

Resources Showcase
View specialist resources to support functional skills and GCSE English, maths and ICT, ESOL, Employability, dyslexia and SEND. Download and find out about free resources.


Join the Recruiter Directory

Join the Recruiter Directory
Are you looking to recruit qualified and experienced Skills for Life professionals? A listing in our Recruiter Directory will enable you to advertise your job opportunities and promote your organisation to over 10,000 teachers and managers of functional skills and GCSE maths, English and ICT, ESOL, Employability and SEND.


Newcastle College School of Education

Newcastle College School of Education
Newcastle College Teaching Development Centre leads "Success North" Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT), and offers a wide range of teacher training programmes, including literacy, English and ESOL specialist programmes, and numeracy and maths specialist teacher education programmes.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University
Northumbria University Post Compulsory Education & Training Department is the lead partner for the Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training - 'Inclusive Practice' and offers a wide range of teacher training, professional development and post-graduate study programmes. Find out about our PGCE and DipHE programmes, the BA (Hons) (Top -up), the Advanced Diploma/Diploma for Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy, the Advanced Diploma for Teaching English: Literacy and the Advanced Diploma/Diploma for Teaching English: Literacy & ESOL


Functional Skills Reform Programme: provider questionnaire now open
The aim of the programme is to reform Functional Skills qualifications so they build the skills adults need to function in life and at work in the 21st Century. By taking part in the consultation, you will help ensure that the reformed qualifications are fit for purpose across the wide variety of settings in which they are taught.

Unlocking Potential: a review of education in prison
This report from Dame Sally Coates sets out recommendations relating to: the current accountability framework for delivering education, the capacity of the workforce, the learning needs of different types of prisoners, the ability of prisoners to access higher level learning, the potential for IT to support education and the services available to support prisoners to get employment and/or continue their education on release.

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