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The Association of Colleges has published observations and a detailed summary of the announcements in this year's Budget that are relevant to the education and skills sector, concludes that it's hoping for positive news from the forthcoming Spending Review.
The Evaluation of Family Learning in Prisons toolkit has been developed to empower providers, practitioners and prison staff to demonstrate the impact of family learning programmes on offenders and their families, and to continuously monitor and make improvements to their programmes.
The Education and Training Foundation's new educational technology competency framework aims to develop a common understanding of digital skills in the FE sector and promote a set of professional standards for using technology to support learning. The framework will be piloted from mid October.
The Government has named the 21 colleges selected to be Maths Centres of Excellence. The programme will provide grant funding to build teaching capacity and spread best practice on what works to improve basic maths for learners over the age of 16 with low prior attainment.
This research and project report outlines how behavioural interventions can improve participation in and completion of maths and English courses. A legacy of the projects is a set of scalable and effective interventions that colleges and other training providers can implement with minimal additional resources.
Five categories of essential digital skills for life and work: see the newly published Essential Digital Skills framework, which will form the basis for revised digital skills qualifications, including Functional Skills ICT.
A JISC survey of 37,000 students shows that half of college learners and almost 70% of university students think digital skills will be important for their chosen career, yet only 41% believe their courses prepare them for a digital workplace.
An overview of maths and English GCSE re-sit results 2018 and an update on professional development opportunities to help you support your GCSE learners
Over £1 million will be available for initiatives which will help boost the digital skills of underrepresented groups and disabled people.
Mo Ollier of Focused Training writes about the mental health issues faced by young people in FE, and how developing and implementing an effective mental health strategy can support learner wellbeing, engagement and achievement.
Research by Cambridge Assessment shows that 53 per cent of the students retaking GCSE English and 60 per cent of those retaking GCSE maths did not improve their grade. The report concludes that there might be more fitting solutions or alternative pathways to enable students' English and Mathematics skills to develop further.
Information about the new GCSE grades for learners, employers and further and higher education providers.
This research was undertaken to investigate current experiences of teaching reading, writing and word level skills, with a particular focus on literacy practitioners who are teaching Functional Skills English at entry level.
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Three cohorts of Advanced Practitioners (APs) have now undertaken the first two days of a new 3-day CPD programme from the Education and Training Foundation. New and experienced APs from across England and the sector attended the training, with representation from offender learning, Adult and Community Learning, Independent Training Providers, the Third sector and Colleges.
This research outlines the use and perceived impact of advanced practitioners to date, highlights effective practice, and provides practical illustrations and learning points for others seeking more effective ways to work with teachers, coaches, assessors and trainers to develop their practice.
Find out how practitioners are using action research to discover the most effective ways to spread and embed effective practice in the use of technology to support Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
A new trial will enable AEB providers to fully fund learners who are employed and in receipt of a low wage and cannot contribute towards the cost of co-funding fees.
The Government has launched a new Education and Employment strategy which sets out new measures to boost prisoners' skills while in custody and improve their chances of securing work on release.
The Education and Training Foundation will be adding a new interactive webinar to its Maths and English in Apprenticeships series. The new webinar will be available to book from September 2018, and your views are invited on which topic you would like the webinar to explore.
Powerful tools, processes and professional development for current and aspiring Advanced Practitioners: register your interest now for this exciting CPD opportunity which will unfold over the next 12 months.
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