Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

We're still digesting the Comprehensive Spending Review, but in this edition of the update you'll find a summary article on the key points of note in relation to Skills for Life, ESOL and functional skills. We've included a link to a press release from NATECLA on possible implications for ESOL.

Do tell your marketing people about our Training and Development Showcase! Following excellent feedback from organisations using the Showcase to promote their provision, we've decided to expand and develop the service. Find out more below.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers



What's new from Tribal?
An update on Tribal's products and services, including information on the Advance Learning Zone learning platform, Target Skills Gold and a new dyscalculia screener


Part Time Hourly Skills for Life Tutor

Part Time Hourly Skills for Life Tutor
East Riding College - position based in the Manchester area.

Sessional Tutor Vacancies

Sessional Tutor Vacancies
WEA Yorkshire and the Humber Region


Training and Development Directory

Training and Development Directory
Does your organisation offer any of these programmes: Skills for Life, ESOL, Functional Skills, Foundation Learning, Employability Skills, ICT, English as a Foreign Language, Dyslexia Support, PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS, PGCE, Additional Diploma programmes in Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL, dyslexia training, BEd, BA teaching programmes, coaching and mentoring, Assessor and Verifier Awards, Assertiveness Training, food hygiene, health and safety? If so, a listing in the Skills for Life Network Training and Development Showcase and Directory is a must! Find out more...


Informal adult and community learning resources
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has brought together a wide range of resources specially designed to support anyone with a passion for creating, supporting or delivering high quality informal learning

Information on Skills for Life and Functional Skills from the SFA
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) website now contains a compendium of information and fact sheets on Skills for Life and Functional Skills

New plan for local growth
The Government has announced new plans to kick start local growth, and 24 local enterprise partnerships have been given the go ahead

Self-evaluation for initial teacher education providers for the FE sector
This self-evaluation document from Ofsted is a tool to help you demonstrate how well you evaluate the effectiveness of your provision, and will be used to help Ofsted inspectors to plan and focus inspections

Skills for Life and The Spending Review
The Government will continue to support basic skills provision in order to ensure individuals are given the chance to gain basic numeracy and literacy skills. However, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding for people not in settled communities will be abolished in 2012.

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