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The Skills Funding Agency has announced an extension to 31 July 2014 for interim funding arrangements for small qualifications.
A British Council series of six teacher training videos, filmed as part of a seminar series, is now available on the ESOL Nexus website.
From 28 October 2013, those applying to settle in the UK, or become naturalised as British citizens, will be required to pass the Life in the UK Test and to hold a B1 (intermediate) level English language speaking and listening qualification.
Reforms to GCSE qualifications include testing extended writing in subjects such as English, and fewer bite-sized and overly structured questions in mathematics.
A resource from Ofsted outlining how Darlington Borough Council’s adult service’s family learning team provides intensive support to start a learning programme in learners’ own homes and support them towards joining family learning courses later.
The Skills Funding Agency has set out its funding position for existing and new Skills for Life ESOL qualifications.
Funded by BIS, TechDis Jess and Jack are high-quality, youthful, modern, natural sounding synthetic voices for use with text-to-speech (TTS) tools. These are ideal for people with print impairments, such as dyslexia, but just about everyone can benefit in some way.
The Skillswise website now has several clips from the BBC consumer affairs show Watchdog Daily. The clips offer advice and useful tips on how to brush up your maths and English skills to get a better deal.
This guidance sets out Ofsted’s approach to supporting and challenging further education and skills providers that are judged to require improvement as set out in the Common Inspection Framework for further education and skills 2012. This guidance takes effect from January 2013.
Funded by BIS, this collection of resources gives useful hints and tips to help individuals use technology more effectively. While written primarily for learners with disabilities or difficulties, it is useful for anyone who wants to improve their skills.
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