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This update from Ofqual outlines how functional skills qualifications in maths and English are being reformed, and provides up-to-date information on the progress the reformed qualifications have made through the technical evaluation process.
This free course from OpenLearn will help you explore how employment affects mental health and what can be done to support people in finding and keeping work.
This practice exemplar from Glasgow Clyde College shows how a partnership approach helped parents, for whom English is a second or other language, to gain practical skills and knowledge to more effectively engage in their children’s learning through storytelling.
Parents will benefit from interactive learning tools and text message tips to support children’s early language and literacy at home, as part of a society-wide push to make sure children start school ready to learn.
The prison reading programme, Books Unlocked, has announced the 10 books that participants will have available to read in 2019. Books Unlocked provides free copies of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted titles for participants in UK prisons to read, discuss and keep.
Many countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work, according to a new OECD report.
From academic year 2019 to 2020, full time students with a grade 2 or below in maths or English can choose to study towards functionalskills level 2 or a GCSE grade 9 to 4. This also applies to part time students who have a grade 3 or grade D GCSE.
Yes We Can Read is a phonics-based programme developed to teach adult learners to read. The unique photo-alphabet and accessible format make it particularly helpful for learners with dyslexia. Skills for Life Network subscribers benefit from 10% discount on this and on everything from the publisher, Gatehouse Books.
This newly published report, led by US academic Eric Topol, predicts that 90% of all NHS jobs will require digital skills within 20 years, and calls for education providers to take action now to ensure that we are able to gain the benefits that digital healthcare technologies offer.
GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee.
The Department for Education has announced that new bursaries for trainee teachers in the FE sector taking a specialist teaching qualification for either mathematics or English will no longer be available from August 2019.
A scheme to provide free functional skills courses online is being launched by The Open University in partnership with three FE colleges.
This free collaborative event from Education Scotland is for ESOL practitioners who are new to working with ESOL literacies learners.The event will be held in Livingston on the 26th of March 9:30 to 15:30 and the closing date for registrations is Friday 22nd February.
A Nuffield Foundation funded project from Mathematics in Education and Industry will investigate the feasibility of a new mathematics GCSE curriculum for post-16 resit students.
This free Toolkit is a practical resource designed to enable those working in Advanced Practitioner roles to further their understanding and development and to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across their organisation.
Ofsted has launched a consultation on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework, to take effect from September 2019. Views are sought on the overall changes to the framework as well as on how they will work in practice.
We take a look at current intiatives that aim to enable prisoners to develop coding skills, build their confidence and increase their chances of employment on release.
A commission has been launched to consider the challenges England faces in educating people throughout their lives, 100 years on from the publication of a landmark report which concluded that lifelong learning opportunities are key to the country's future.
The Department for Education has announced an assessment for a specific learning difficulty (which includes dyslexia) undertaken at any age will allow people with dyslexia to apply for support right through to higher education, ending the need for post-16 assessments from February 2019 for those applying for DSA.
In this year's report, Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman highlights concerns around the effectiveness of the government's policy to require learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or mathematics to continue studying for a qualification.
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