Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition, we have an update on the latest statistics on participation rates among adults in England for English, maths and ESOL.

If you're working with learners with health issues, do take a look at the latest info on the Reading Well scheme.

Jobs: you'll see that NCC Professional are looking to recruit Functional Skills English and Maths Tutors for the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire areas.

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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.

ESOL exhibition site

ESOL exhibition site
This exhibition site brings together some of the most effective resources for ESOL available on the Excellence Gateway including key materials created as part of the Skills for Life strategy, such as the Adult ESOL core curriculum (2001).


Functional Skills English and Maths Tutors

Functional Skills English and Maths Tutors
Regions: London, South East and East of England. Basis: Full time with flexible hours. Salary: £25,000 pro rata plus mileage.

Advertise Skills for Life and Functional Skills Jobs

Advertise Skills for Life and Functional Skills Jobs
Specialist recruitment advertising for functional skills, English, maths, ICT, ESOL, Employability and SEND. Find out how to advertise your job vacancies through Skills for Life Network.


Fall in adults participating in English and Maths courses in England
The Department for Education's Further Education and Skills statistics show there has been a fall of over 100,000 adults participating in the last year.

Revised National Careers Service website launched
The revised National Careers Service website is now available, providing a better online experience, particularly for people on smart phones and tablets, as well as laptops and desk top computers. The website provides a range of information and tools to help people make informed decisions about skills, learning and work.

The Reading Well Scheme
A new publication from The Reading Agency, Society of Chief Librarians and several partner organisations outlines the case for using bibliotherapy with patients in the form of the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

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