The Resource Directory is a new section on the site. It will help you find suppliers of Skills for Life resources and access information on their products and services. Look out for more suppliers coming soon.
This free course is designed to help anyone teaching or supporting learning in the vocational education and training sector understand the benefits of blended learning and how to use technology effectively to support learners.
Gatehouse Books introduce 2 new series for Literacy and ESOL learners. Walt’s Adventures and What’s Your Story? Series are printed with full colour photographs in a comic book style. Skills for Life Network members benefit from 10% discount on the Gatehouse Books website.
Learn how to create lessons plans based on Asian maths teaching methods, and how to integrate Asian maths teaching methods into your own teaching practice.
This online CPD module, from the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, will help you learn about the benefits and ways of using augmented reality (AR) with your learners.
The Our Languages website presents a series of printable teaching materials for ESOL teachers wanting to explore the theme of languages, and how they operate in society.
This free course aims to help you learn about the power of algebra, get a sense of scientific notation, the beauty of basic trigonometry and why 70 db (decibels) is 10 times louder than 60 db. As well as this you will delve into scientific measurement, including the importance of units and the flexibility and practically of the SI – the internationally recognised system of units based on multiples of ten.
New resources for volunteers, teachers and trainers supporting pre-Entry level ESOL learners are now available on the Excellence Gateway website. The resources are funded by the Department for Education and the Home Office under the government’s New to ESOL initiative.
Developed to support EU Code Week, this free online course aims to help you understand the importance of integrating coding and computational thinking into your teaching, for any subject. The course is for beginners with no previous knowledge of coding.
These online modules aim to to help you support the development of English, maths and digital skills in different learning environments. The activities focus on the teaching of these core skills, which are embedded in each T Level route and pathway.
This free, online course aims to help you consider the impact of digital technologies on health, relationships and society, and enable you to develop strategies for dealing with information overload, devising a positive digital identity, and for positive online participation.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Sklills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
This BBC website aims to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them, and useful sections on CV writing and interviews.
This guidance provides information and advice on working with deaf learners in the ESOL learning setting. The accompanying samples of learning and teaching materials shows one approach to working with a group of deaf learners from another country?.
The new Post-16 Phonics Approaches Toolkit from the Education and Training Foundation is now available to download from the Excellence Gateway website. The toolkit introduces resources created specifically for adult learners, explains how to put post-16 phonics approaches into practice in different settings, and explores how to adjust pace and sequence.
This free online course from FutureLearn aims to help you create effective sessions on probability for your learners by using practical and frequency-based approaches.
Commuters in London now have another way of passing the time - with short stories, grabbed from a vending machine. Written by famous authors past and present, the stories are printed out on slips of eco-friendly papyrus paper and are free to all.
This free online course from FutureLearn aims to give you practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages. It is designed for teachers of ESOL and additional languages and for anyone with an interest in dyslexia and language learning.
This booklet provides ideas and inspiration from five projects awarded funding with the aim of developing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment through digital creativity.
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Talks have produced a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, that aims to boost learners' literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence.
'Phonics Resources for Older Learners' and 'Phonics Stories for Older Learners’ are photocopiable resources that will help you use phonics-based teaching approaches with your Entry Level Functional Skills and/or ESOL learners.
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