North East Skills for Life Professional Development Update

Thanks to funding from the three North East Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs), the North East Training and Development e-news update will now be published every two months. The next edition will be due out in November, so if you have any CPD events or teacher training courses you want to advertise please email the information to Caryn Loftus. Over the next couple of months there will be further developments to the North East section of the Training and Development area of the website.

If you are teaching, remember to register with the Institute for Learning by the 30th September, if you haven't already done so. The Teaching and Learning programme have developed materials to support your CPD planning to complement the Reflect tool. They can be found on QIA's Excellence Gateway.

The Skills for Life Improvement Programme (SfLIP) is continuing in 2008/09. Apply now for support with a whole organisation approach to embedding Skills for Life: visit for further details.

Caryn Loftus

Network Manager


Focusing On Foundation Learning Tier
OCN North East Autumn Networking event on Wednesday 15 October 2008 10am 2pm, The Centre for Life, Newcastle

NCETM Autumn Network Meeting
National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) Autumn Network Meeting Friday 21st November 2008 Science Learning Centre North East, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham DH1 3LJ

Network for Inclusive Practice
The first Network for Inclusive Practice meeting is to take place on Monday 13th October, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Room A003

Pilot of the Level 5 Award in Embedding Literacy, Language and Numeracy
The University of Sunderland's Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) is to pilot the Level 5 Award in Embedding Literacy, Language and Numeracy.

Skills for Life in the North East: Numeracy in the current context
A free event: Thursday 23rd October, 9.30am -2.30pm, Life Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Success North CETT CPD events and conference
Success North CETT is holding a series of CPD events this autumn and a conference on 14th November 2008.

Teacher Training Advice and Guidance Evening at Newcastle College
Newcastle College Teaching Development Centre is holding a Teacher Training Advice and Guidance evening on Thursday 25th September for those interested in FE (post 16) Skills for Life and Generic Teacher Training Qualifications.

Teacher training courses at South Tyneside College
South Tyneside College is able to offer a range of specialist courses designed to benefit you in the delivery or support of programmes up to and including Level 2.