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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

You'll see that we now have a Training and Development section on the e-news update. In this edition, you can find out about the range of teacher training and Skills for Life professional development programmes available at Northumbria University. We also have news of the Level 2 Planning and Designing for Learning course starting in July at the Adult College, Lancaster, and of their Level 3 Skills for Life Teaching Toolkit programme.

If you would like to feature your training courses and professional development opportunities on Skills for Life Network, contact us.

Organisations currently recruiting through Skills for Life Network include: Chesterfield College, Durham County Council, Craven College, Hull City Council and North Yorkshire County Council. You'll find details of more current vacancies in the site Jobs section.

There are lots of key events coming up in the next few weeks. Take a look at the Knowledgebase section below, and check out the site calendar for more.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The Supporting Skills for Life in Salford Project can offer voluntary sector organisations a range of professional development opportunities

Supporting Skills for Life in Salford
The Supporting Skills for Life in Salford Project can offer voluntary sector organisations a range of professional development opportunities

Resources

Original adult-based materials mapped to the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum and Standards

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Original adult-based materials mapped to the Adult Literacy Core Curriculum and Standards

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Jobs

Hull City Council Adult Learning Service, Humberside

Adult Education Teachers
Hull City Council Adult Learning Service, Humberside. Closing date 25 Jun 2007

North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Yorkshire and the Humber

Assistant Education Officer (Skills for Life)
North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 28 Jun 2007

Craven College, Yorkshire and the Humber

Co-ordinator for Skills for Life
Craven College, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 21 Jun 2007

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Training & Development

North East

Northumbria University
North East

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Jobs

Chesterfield College, Midlands

Programme Manager (Adult Basic Education and ESOL)
Chesterfield College, Midlands. Closing date 25 Jun 2007

Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East

Skills for Life Co-ordinator
Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East. Closing date 29 Jun 2007

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Training & Development

Level 2 and Level 3 programmes currently on offer at The Adult College

The Adult College, Lancaster
Level 2 and Level 3 programmes currently on offer at The Adult College

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Knowledgebase

Adult learners writing competition attracts more than 700 entries
Winners of the NRDC’s highly successful writing competition for Skills for Life learners, Voices on the Page, were honoured at a reception in London on Friday, May 25

Developing Excellence in Skills for Life – Participative Events
The Skills for Life Improvement Programme is offering a series of free participative one day events across the country for leaders, managers, Skills for Life and vocational practitioners and regional stakeholders

Lifelong Learning UK Skills for Life Dissemination Events
These events will provide an opportunity to hear about recent developments relating to Skills for Life professional development

New Futures:South East Conference, 26th June 2007
This conference will offer a wide choice of interactive workshops, firmly focused on developing teaching skills

Pledge to help improve skills
The government is urging employers to sign up to a pledge to help improve the skills of Britain's workforce

Revised minimum core: addressing literacy, language numeracy and ICT needs in education and training
An updated guidance document on the minimum core is now available from the Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) website

Skills for Life National Conferences - looking to the future
Two national conferences looking to future provision in the priority areas of Job Centre Plus and Offender Learning and Entry to Employment and Voluntary and Community Learning

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