|Adult Skills for Life Core Curriculum|
Available from the Excellence Gateway
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
|Diagnostic Assessment materials|
Skills for Life diagnostic assessment materials, available as PDF downloads. Please note that paper copies are no longer available.
|Embedded Learning Portal|
This site contains the online versions of the Skills for Life Materials for Embedded Learning.
Information and guidance on applying for funding from the European Social Fund.
|Functional skills standards|
QCA Functional skills standards
|Functional Skills Support Programme|
The Functional Skills Support Programme website contains information on the range of professional development training and support available to help you prepare for functional skills delivery.
Learners' website from the National Adult Literacy Agency, Ireland. Features interactive games, quizzes and a virtual guide called Nala!
Official website of the Literacy Trust. Contains a comprehensive section on dyslexia and learning difficulties.
Website of the National Adult Literacy Agency, Ireland
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service is the new sector-owned body, formed from CEL and QIA, to develop excellent and sustainable FE provision across the sector.
|Money Matters to me|
NIACE financial literacy website with useful information, activities and resources.
Website to support the national Move On Up Programme, which aims to help adults brush up their basic skills and take the national tests. Offers a range of resources.
National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults. Professional association for ESOL teachers. Provides a national forum for English and Community languages issues.
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education: a non-governmental organisation that aims to promote adult learning. NIACE undertake research and provide a range of Skills for Life professional deevelopment programmes.
NRDC is the national centre dedicated to research and development in adult literacy, numeracy and language.
Office for Standards in Education website. Ofsted is the inspectorate for children and learners of all ages in England.
The Reading Agency is an independent charity working to inspire more people to read more. It is funded by the Arts Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Refugee Council website. Useful information for Refugees and Asylum Seekers and for those supporting them.
|Skills Funding Agency|
The Skills Funding Agency has been set up by the government to fund and regulate adult skills training in England.
OECD online portal containing 20+ interactive skills data visualisations, skills policy recommendations, videos and 40 country pages containing data, local case studies and national skills strategies.
Trade Union Council Learning website. Contains a Skills for Life section and hub.