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This study focused on recruits assessed with low levels of literacy or numeracy skills on joining the Armed Forces, and the support they received during their subsequent two years in uniform.
This booklet, from NIACE, will be of interest to those involved in funding, planning, managing and delivering literacy and numeracy provision for adults.
There is currently a perverse incentive for learning providers to keep a job seeking customer on their English for speakers of other languages provision instead of encouraging them to enter into employment, argues a new report by Inclusion.
Ofsted has announced the results of its consultation on changes to the way it inspects schools, further education and skills, and initial teacher education. The changes, which come into effect from 1 September 2012, are intended to support headteachers and principals in their work to provide the best possible education for pupils and learners.
Mathematics: made to measure, a newly published Ofsted report, emphasises the importance for every pupil to have the best possible mathematics education. The report finds three key areas in primary and secondary mathematics in schools in England which need to be improved.
On 5 April Skills Minister John Hayes launched the National Careers Service, which aims to make accurate information and professional advice on learning and work available to everyone.
From 1 April 2012, members of the Institute for Learning (IfL) with Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are recognised as qualified to teach in schools.
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.
The Interim Report of the Independent Review Panel has now been published. The Review, chaired by Lord Lingfield, has been looking at the current arrangements to regulate and facilitate the professionalism of the FE and skills workforce.
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