Wed, 22 May 2013
Engaging Functional Skills and OCR Cambridge Nationals resources from CiA Training
Resources are now available for Units R001-4 of the OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT, and for Functional Skills ICT at Levels 1 and 2. Resources are also available for other ICT qualifications including ECDL, ECDL Advanced, OCR/C&G/BTEC/EDI specific ITQ's and CLAIT as well as our leading generic courseware and Trainer Pack with iCourse Professional course customising software.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013
Gatehouse Media - special offer
Gatehouse Media is a specialist provider of adult literacy books, Entry level basic skills and ESOL resources and the award-winning tool to teach reading, Yes We Can Read. Gatehouse Media is offering Skills for Life Network members 10% discount off your first order placed on their new website www.gatehousebooks.co.uk. Just quote voucher code SFL10 at the checkout.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012
Yes We Can Read is an award-winning one-to-one reading tool for learners aged from 8 to 80
Yes We Can Read is a phonics-based programme to develop reading for meaning. It has a unique photo-alphabet which makes it particularly helpful for learners with dyslexia.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012
Forward with Phonics
The books 'Phonics Resources for Older Learners' and 'Phonics Stories for Older Learners' aim to provide tutors in the 14-19 sector, adult literacy and ESOL departments with photocopiable resources that will enable them to use phonics to improve the reading and spelling of their learners.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012
Functional Skills ICT and Maths Resources from CiA Training
Following the success of their Functional Skills ICT resources, CiA Training will soon be releasing resources covering Functional Skills Maths Levels 1 and 2. The learning resources have been written by educators and are an ideal resource for use in any stand-alone Functional Skills Maths qualification or as part of the apprenticeship, Foundation Learning or other course. A comprehensive and practical study guide covers all of the content that students need to pass the exams.
Wed, 04 Jul 2012
Functional Skills are replacing Key Skills from September 2012 - are you ready?
To support the changes, CiA Training have launched exciting learning resources designed to teach all aspects of Functional Skills ICT at Levels 1 and 2 using an innovative and engaging approach. With realistic work-based scenarios, ICT problems to solve and practice assessments to reinforce learning, these resources are ideal for use in standalone Functional Skills qualifications or as part of GCSE, apprenticeship and other Foundation Learning programmes.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012
Functional Skills: essential resources
Making Britain Numerate (2nd Ed) and Making Britain Literate (2nd Ed) are two workbooks written to support learners (including ESOL learners) studying Functional Skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as stand-alone qualifications. The up-to-date contextualised materials offer worked examples and a step by step guide through all areas required for achievement of functional skills maths and English. They are designed both to support learners directly and to support tutors in supporting their learners.
Tue, 01 May 2012
The latest book in the Supermarket Stories series is now available from Gatehouse Books
Jenny’s Choice is the eagerly-awaited fourth title in the brilliant Supermarket Stories series, written by Margaret Adams. Supporting tutor resources are available on CD-ROM featuring a range of stimulating activities to develop literacy skills.
Tue, 06 Mar 2012
First class blended learning for Functional Skills from MindLeaders
This month MindLeaders releases U-skills for Functional Skills, a new blended learning model to deliver the tougher basic skills qualifications in Maths and English. Already proven in pilots with workplace learners, the blended solution uses ePortfolios to introduce collaborative online learning to Functional Skills delivery for the first time.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011
New and exciting resources for Functional Skills ICT
CiA Training have launched an exciting new learning resource designed to teach all aspects of Functional Skills ICT at Levels 1 and 2 using an innovative and engaging approach.
Mon, 03 Oct 2011
Take Your Head Out of the Sand Over Functional Skills!
MindLeaders ThirdForce has an innovative blended solution to the challenge presented by Functional Skills. We carried out a Functional Skills pilot with two large national employers. It was a truly robust pilot choosing learners with a range of ages, previous learning experiences and a wide geographical spread to really road test our delivery model. Our results were: First Time Pass Rates - 91% and average Completion Times – 8-12 weeks. Interested?
Wed, 24 Aug 2011
Model Maths Solutions from Chatterton Tuition
Model Maths papers from Chatterton Tuition are worked answers to actual past GCSE, IGCSE and GCE (A level) maths papers. The papers show clear workings for all the answers, making them valuable revision tools and giving you the feel of your very own tutor helping you through.