Welcome to the Skills for life Network e-news update.

You can catch up with the latest news on ESOL funding and on Skills for Life teacher qualifications in this edition of the update. Remember that you can find out about professional development opportunities available to you through the Skills for Life Quality Improvement Programme at

If you work in the voluntary and community sector, do take a look at the information on the new distance learning Foundation Degree course on offer from the University of Leicester.

Finally, many thanks to everyone who responded to member requests for help with sourcing NHS contextualised Skills for Life Awareness training materials and embedded resources for young people. Your time and professionalism are very much appreciated.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The University of Leicester are offering a new Foundation Degree course in ‘Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations’ by distance learning

New Qualification in Voluntary Sector Management Skills
The University of Leicester are offering a new Foundation Degree course in ‘Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations’ by distance learning


Stoke College, West Midlands

Lecturer in Essential Skills (Workplace)
Stoke College, West Midlands. Closing date 21 Mar 2007

Future Strategies Ltd., North East

Skills for Life Trainer
Future Strategies Ltd., North East. Closing date 5 Apr 2007



Basic Skills Agency Annual Conference
The annual conference will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London on 28 March 2007 and will focus on adult basic skills and employability

Concessions granted on English for asylum seekers
Asylum seekers waiting for longer than six months for a decision or appeal on their claim will be entitled to free English classes from September

Deadline approaches for Changing Lives Funding
The Changing Lives programme provides funding for homeless people to pursue a vocational goal with the aim of eradicating the financial barriers that prevent homeless people from moving into employment

National Year of Reading launch
A National Year of Reading will be launched as part of the Government's Every Parent Matters strategy

NRDC International Conference 2007
The NRDC International Conference 2007 will be taking place at Hayley Conference Centre, Eastwood Hall, Nottingham on the 26th and 27th April 2007

Professionalising the Literacy, Language and Numeracy Workforce
An opportunity for all staff working in literacy, language and numeracy to hear about planned changes and effective current practices

Skills for Life Teacher Qualifications - an update
Lifelong Learning UK has made available updated information on Skills for Life teacher qualifications


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