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Five categories of essential digital skills for life and work: see the newly published Essential Digital Skills framework, which will form the basis for revised digital skills qualifications, including Functional Skills ICT.
A JISC survey of 37,000 students shows that half of college learners and almost 70% of university students think digital skills will be important for their chosen career, yet only 41% believe their courses prepare them for a digital workplace.
Further Education and Training providers across England have a new opportunity to collaborate on innovation projects that will support the delivery of the new maths and English Functional Skills qualifications.
An overview of maths and English GCSE re-sit results 2018 and an update on professional development opportunities to help you support your GCSE learners
Over £1 million will be available for initiatives which will help boost the digital skills of underrepresented groups and disabled people.
Mo Ollier of Focused Training writes about the mental health issues faced by young people in FE, and how developing and implementing an effective mental health strategy can support learner wellbeing, engagement and achievement.
Research by Cambridge Assessment shows that 53 per cent of the students retaking GCSE English and 60 per cent of those retaking GCSE maths did not improve their grade. The report concludes that there might be more fitting solutions or alternative pathways to enable students' English and Mathematics skills to develop further.
Information about the new GCSE grades for learners, employers and further and higher education providers.
This research was undertaken to investigate current experiences of teaching reading, writing and word level skills, with a particular focus on literacy practitioners who are teaching Functional Skills English at entry level.
This research outlines the use and perceived impact of advanced practitioners to date, highlights effective practice, and provides practical illustrations and learning points for others seeking more effective ways to work with teachers, coaches, assessors and trainers to develop their practice.
The summer issue of InTuition features maths and English supplements exploring developments in maths and English education and training.
Find out how practitioners are using action research to discover the most effective ways to spread and embed effective practice in the use of technology to support Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
A new trial will enable AEB providers to fully fund learners who are employed and in receipt of a low wage and cannot contribute towards the cost of co-funding fees.
The Government has launched a new Education and Employment strategy which sets out new measures to boost prisoners' skills while in custody and improve their chances of securing work on release.
The Education and Training Foundation will be adding a new interactive webinar to its Maths and English in Apprenticeships series. The new webinar will be available to book from September 2018, and your views are invited on which topic you would like the webinar to explore.
Powerful tools, processes and professional development for current and aspiring Advanced Practitioners: register your interest now for this exciting CPD opportunity which will unfold over the next 12 months.
Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss have announced the Advanced Maths Premium, a new fund to help schools and colleges increase the number of students studying maths after GCSE.
The Government response to the consultation on the revised subject content has been published, along with the revised subject content for Functional skills English and Functional Skills maths.
This report provides a summary of 23 behavioural science interventions which aim to improve participation and completion of maths and English courses.
This report, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, describes a randomised control trial (RCT) into the relative effectiveness of face-to-face compared to blended learning for adult English and maths learning.
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