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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.
An update on the consultations, including the employer consultation key findings. The consultations have been designed to achieve an up-dated set of standards, functional skills subject content and, ultimately, functional skills maths and English qualifications, recognised and valued by employers.
Professor Gill Rowlands of Health Literacy UK explains why good numeracy is vital for managing your health.
Ofsted finds that too many young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are poorly prepared for adult life, in new survey report.
This newly published OECD report shows that young people aged 16-34 in England have significantly lower literacy and numeracy skills at every level compared to many other countries, and an estimated 9 million adults aged 16-65 have low literacy or numeracy skills or both.
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.
This good practice example shows how Women's Technology Training Limited helps women prepare for work, further education or training.
The Standards set out clear expectations of effective practice in education and training. This first workbook brings together a selection of tools and resources that will help you get the most out of the standards as part of your CPD.
The Excellence Gateway is now fully supported by the Education and Training Foundation, and the new exhibition sites for English and maths bring together effective teaching and management resources.
The Society for Education and Training (SET) is the new professional membership organisation of the Education and Training Foundation for practitioners working in the post-16 education and training sector.
Education Scotland are launching a review of progress in adult literacies over the last five years as well as identifying on-going priorities and challenges for the next five years. They are keen to seek the views of individuals and organisations.
Want to keep up with the latest careers guidance, education, training and employment news? Find it hard to know what's happening in the regional and national labour market? C&K Careers News covers all that and more, including job creation and losses news from a national and Yorkshire and the Humber perspective.
This event, which is free to attend, will provide an overview of SEND provision and policy with regard to youth programmes, with a particular focus on the application of assistive technology. It will bring together existing examples of best practice from around the sector and give awareness of strategies and tools that providers can consider building into their delivery programmes.
This questionnaire is aimed at people with a strategic interest in teaching or supporting learners with English and maths at any level and in any context. By completing this questionnaire you will help the Education and Training Foundation refine its programme of services to better meet the needs of teachers and trainers - and their leaders - working to improve the English and maths of their students and trainees.
The Youth Literacy and Employability Commission, led by a group of MPs and Lords, has published a report calling for a deeper partnership between education and business. The report highlights the different definitons of literacy in schools and in the workplace and the need to help young people form employment aspirations.
Join Learning Unlimited in the coming months as we celebrate the third year of the highly successful Welcome to the UK project, welcome people to our Second Annual Seminar and explore a wide range of CPD opportunities.
From September 2012, LSIS will be offering 3 and 6-day packages of support for English, maths and ESOL/Functional Skills.
This practical guide ‘Moving from Key Skills to Functional Skills’ is aimed at all skills providers making the transition to Functional Skills qualification delivery within Apprenticeships from September 2012.
Trinity College London is holding its UK ESOL teacher seminars again this November 2011. The seminars are free to attend and lunch is provided for all day delegates. Certificates of Attendance will be issued.
Scottish Book Trust, in partnership with the Scottish Government, has created Skint!, an interactive learner-centred resource available to download as a PDF. It has been developed to be specifically used within adult literacy and numeracy support groups, but can also be used by other youth work practitioners.
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