|Skills for Life Network E-News Update||9 Mar 2010|
Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update
We have an update on teacher training in this edition of the e-news. You'll see that proposals have been approved to implement a new 'fee grant' arrangement for 2010/11 for those on part time, in-service DTLLS and Skills for Life related programmes. Find out more below.
We also have information on new Functional Skills Support Programme publications and Work Based Learning functional skills events - see the article for full details.
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Adults in Dyslexia and Literacy: a course for tutors in FE/HE settings
This very practical, 22 - week blended learning course will equip teachers and tutors working in Adult Basic Education, Further Education or Higher Education, ACL, WBL, Prisons and Probation with the skills needed to identify individual learning profiles and support learners with literacy difficulties.
Independent briefings on skills
A suite of independent professional bulletins covering the skills agenda, providing: critical analysis of policy, up to the minute reporting on key developments, examples of good practice and comment and debate on key issues
U-skills from ThirdForce
U-skills is centred on our innovative on-line teaching resources to help tutors and workplace employers deliver Skills for Life training quickly and effectively.
Yes we can read: a new one-to-one reading scheme for learners aged 8 to 80, from Gatehouse Books
Yes we can read is a fun new phonics-based programme to develop reading for meaning. Anyone who can read fluently can teach a non or poor reader to read in six months or less. No training or other qualifications are required. One to one is the key!
Important Changes to FE Recruitment and Retention Incentives
Ministers have approved proposals to implement a “Fee grant” arrangement from 2010/11, which will continue to support individual fee costs for those on Part-Time, In-service DTLLS and Skills for Life related courses.
New FSSP publications and WBL events
New Functional Skills Support Programme publications will be available over the next few weeks, and Work Based Learning functional skills events will be held across the country
Numeracy Counts for Adults
You are invited to contribute to a national review of adult numeracy teaching and learning to reflect on the current state of numeracy and envision a future where adults’ numeracy skills are stronger
Pre-employment provision for unemployed 16-17 year olds
The Association of Learning Providers (ALP) has published a report highlighting the relative lack of support and provision for 16 and 17 year olds who are out of work
Six Book Challenge
Six Book Challenge 2010 has got off to an excellent start, with 67% of library services across the UK signed up already
Study Visits - Where could European funding take you?
If you're a learning professional involved in the design or delivery of education or vocational training, you could benefit from a Transversal Study Visit in another European country. You'll spend up to a week finding out about education systems and practices in Europe. Taking part couldn't be easier - your programme is organised for you, and you get a grant to help with the costs. The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2010 - don't miss out!