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The North East and Cumbria OTLA inception meeting took place on the 17th of March at Newcastle College, with representation from 19 education and training providers. The OTLA will enable groups of education and training providers to access collaborative development grants to investigate and develop teaching, learning and assessment approaches for the benefit of learners.
The Education and Training Foundation has published its third annual report on Initial Teacher Education (ITE). This looks at the 2014/2015 academic year. It is clear that people often undergo ITE as part of a career change, or adding teaching to an existing technical profession.
RaPAL represents practitioners, learners and researchers in the field of adult literacies in the UK and around the world. The next RaPAL conference will be held on Saturday the 24th of June from 9:30 to 16:30 at The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT (less than half a mile from Liverpool Lime Street station). The deadline for the call for Workshops/ Papers is the 18th of April.
The Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) have published a new register of apprenticeship training providers. To be eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships that start on 1 May 2017, or after, organisations must be listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP).
The literacy score is a new measure of literacy vulnerability developed by the National Literacy trust and Experian. Together they have created constituency literacy rankings which measure literacy need in every electoral ward and in each parliamentary constituency in England.
Foundation Online Learning, the online learning hub from the Education and Training Foundation, gives you access to a whole range of professional development and training. The resources are free of charge and include English and maths self-evaluation tools, and a course to help you improve the teaching of maths and English.
The Skills Funding Agency has published draft adult education funding and performance management rules for August 2017 to July 2018, which will apply to all providers of education and training who receive adult education budget funding.
Two distinct but linked exemplar curricula to support the teaching of revised Functional Skills maths and English at all levels (Entry 1- Level 2) are now in development.
The group is calling for people to be required to learn English before coming to live in the UK, or be enrolled in compulsory ESOL classes when they arrive.
The latest report from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) has shown no significant improvement for the UK in mathematics performance over the past 3 years.
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